Thursday, December 24, 2009

salty sweet goodness

this has got to be one of my all time favorite taste combinations.

have you had the good pleasure of trying a lula's salted caramels??
my auntie ani introduced them to us on our last trip up to monterey.
oh man.
so good.
my love for salty sweet treats was refueled.
when we got home from monterey, i was on the hunt for confections i could make that would satisfy my craving for all things salty sweet.

this recipe i'm about to share may seem like an odd paring with saltine crackers and chocolate but believe me it works.
make some and tell me i'm wrong.
go ahead....i dare ya. i TRIPLE dog dare ya.

i love me some christmas story ;-)

this is such a simple recipe that packs a powerful taste punch and yields a very large amount.
its the perfect treat to make for your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers during the Christmas season!

Salty Toffee
yields: A LOT

2 sleeves of saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar, use light brown if its what you got!
1 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 12 oz bag of brickle toffee bits (available in the baking aisle at the grocery store)

Line up the saltine crackers very close to one another in a single layer on a parchment lined 15x10x1 jelly roll pan. Takes about 40-50 crackers.
In a saucepan, bring butter and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved, still stirring constantly. Spread evenly over crackers.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly.
Take pan out of the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake for 3 minutes longer until chips begin to melt.
Using an regular or offset spatula, spread out the melted chocolate chips evenly over the crackers and brown sugar mixture.
Sprinkle evenly with brickle bits.
Let cool to room temperature.
Place in the refrigerator and chill for about 1 hour.
Break or cut in to bite size pieces.
Store in an air tight container. Enjoy!
adapted from: allrecipes

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