Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chocolate Toffee - Only Four Ingredients and SO Delicious!

I could tell you that this dessert is great for a New Year's party.  I could tell you that this dessert is great as a gift.  I could give you tons of reasons, but, once you taste it, you won't need any!  I've been on a MAJOR dessert making kick this holiday season, and this one is by far the best I've made!!!!  Plus, it only takes FOUR ingredients!

Make your own Chocolate English Toffee
(Adapted from a Six Sisters Stuff recipe)


  • 48 salted saltine crackers
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional - I didn't use any, but you could use peanuts or any kind
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a large jelly roll pan (mine was 15x10") with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.   You could probably use a large cookie sheet, too!
  • Lay the saltine crackers evenly on the pan (I put mine really close together so that they were touching).
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for three minutes without stirring. After three minutes, pour the hot brown sugar mixture evenly over the saltine crackers.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips across the toffee. Let them melt for a couple of minutes and then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate evenly across the toffee (like frosting).
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts on top of the melted chocolate (if desired).
  • Let the toffee and chocolate cool completely (I put mine in the fridge to help it set up quickly). Break the toffee into bite-size pieces.  This stuff is thick and DELICIOUS, so you might want to take a meat tenderizer, cover it with aluminum foil, and whack the toffee to break it into pieces.
  • To store, keep in an air-tight container for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for a couple of months.

Line up your crackers

Heat up the brown sugar and butter

Boil for three minutes without stirring

Pour sugar / butter mixture over crackers and spread evenly.  Then, bake for 5-7 minutes

Sprinkle chocolate chips all over and let melt for a few minutes.  Then, spread chocolate with a spatula.  It looks like the chocolate chips aren't enough at first, but once they melt, they are!

After it cools for an hour in the fridge, break it up into pieces and ENJOY!