{Cracker Toffee} in a very Pretty JaR - YuM!!

{Northern Cottage} cracker toffee

I first experienced this toffee wayyyyy back in high school – a friends mom made it and a group of us girls ate..well …several batches!

I wasn’t sooo into baking and stuff (crazy!) back then so never made it myself and forgot all about it.

I encountered it again with this recipe from this famous country girl (anything made by hardworking country folk must be good!) and had it in my MUST TRY file for a long time!  side note: I got to hear this girl and her husband both sing at a work function for my husbands former company (pretty cool to see and hear them that up close!)

I’ve seen several different versions on pinterest…including this one (what a stinkin cute blog name too)!

So…I was finally spurned to made a batch….and it brought me… right back to being 17 eating and laughing with a bunch of wonderful girls.  Isn’t it amazing how a taste or a smell can pop you right into a fabulous memory that you didn’t even know you had in your memory bank?

{Northern Cottage} cracker toffee yum!

So..I highly encourage you to try this recipe because it is soooooo easy and sooooo yummy.  It’s kinda like a mix between a heath bar and a kit kat….try it – you’ll like it!!  Maybe it will make you feel like a young 17 year old girl (unless you’re a guy – then that would be weird!)

Here’s the how I made my batch:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large rimmed backing sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray (or…I used non-stick foil – yay!).  Place saltine crackers across the bottom of the tray (you might have extra space at one end, just break extra crackers in half and fill to the edge). 

In a large sauce pan, melt 1 cup butter (2 sticks) and 1 cup brown sugar over medium low heat.  Keep stirring until is starts to gently but fully boil.  Remover your spoon and let is cook and bubble and get all yummy for 3 minutes.  Pour this over your cracker pan and pop in the oven for 5 minutes.

When it comes out of the oven, sprinkle with 2 cups of chocolate chips.  Let them melt for a couple minutes and then spread the chocolate evenly over the top. 

{Northern Cottage} treats packaged up all pretty

Let cool completely (you can pop in the freezer to hasten this step – just sayin’) and then break into shards, chunks, pieces to package up all pretty and give away (or eat all yourself! again, just sayin’!!)   

{Northern Cottage} pretty packaged treats in a jar

oh goodness I love the look of fabric scraps incorporated into packaging – so darling!!

{Northern Cottage} a pretty jar with scrappy ties!

 

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4 comments:

  1. How come I have never thought of fabric to tie onto the treat jar?! Almost as cute as what's IN it! :) Yummo! Pinning! xoxo

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  2. You've been featured at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. The post is scheduled for 6:00 PM tonight. Thank you for sharing these yummy toffee bars!

    Happy New Year
    Deborah

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  3. Visiting from Green Willow Pond. I love your packaging idea!

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