Don't knock it until you try it

November 11, 2008

Back in early spring, I decided to take on the task of compiling my family recipes. I am still pretty far from being finished, and my December 5 deadline is approaching fast.


I have been using Tastebook.com. It is really pretty cool. You can design your own cover and spine, type in all of the recipe information, and post a picture of the finished dish. Unfortunately, this means I have to make as many dishes as I can by December 5 (minus the beef and pork ones since I don't eat cows or pigs). Yikes! 

Well naturally, I decided to go right to the dessert section! So, this past weekend I made two dishes, noodles romanoff, my absolute favorite, and for dessert, my cousin's toffee. 

Now, I am going to share with you the toffee recipe, but you must promise you will not be turned off by the ingredients. I swear to you, this stuff tastes really good. My waistline can attest to it!


Toffee

40 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
3/4 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
Line cookie sheet with tin foil and then with saltine crackers in single layer.
In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts. 
Cool completely in refrigerator (I let it sit overnight) and break into pieces.

Let me know if you give it a try. Believe me, you'll love it!

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