It's not quite the same as Stollen Day, but today was my Chocolate Toffee Cracker Day. I love to bake for the holidays and this year I decided to make homemade toffee.
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Club Crackers
- 1 package smi-sweet chocolate chips
- Finely chopped nuts of your choice (optional)
Arrange the club crackers on a cookie sheet (with edges!)
In a saucepan, mix the butter and brown sugar and cook on low heat.
Pour butter/brown sugar mixture over Club Crackers and bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit a few minutes until sugar mixture stops bubbling.
Sprinkle the top of the crackers with the chocolate chips. Wait a few minutes until the chocolate chips start to melt.
Once the chips have melted, spread them evenly over the top of the toffee.
If you like, sprinkle the top with finely chopped nuts. I used pecans. BF prefers slivered almonds (something I did not know until after I had already put the pecans on top). Since some people don't like nuts, I usually make part with nuts and part with just chocolate.
Cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Be sure to put hot pads underneath the pan.
Once the toffee has cooled, remove it from the refrigerator and break into pieces. Store the toffee in the refrigerator.
These make great gifts - so package them in little gift bags and share the joy!