Saltine Toffee Treats

I am so excited! Tomorrow the kids and I are driving to Indianapolis to meet my best friend and her daughters.  She lives in Kentucky now, and Indy is the perfect halfway point for us.  We’re staying at a hotel with a pool, so the kids will be in heaven.  Its the perfect way to break up a chilly February.

While Laura and I watch the kids kick around in the pool I’m sure we’ll want to enjoy some fun snacks.  Its the perfect occasion to prepare one of my all-time favorites: Saltine Toffee Treats.  This isn’t a new recipe – its been around for ages and I’m sure its all over the Internet.  I remember making these with my mom when I was little. They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet.

The kids could not have been more excited to try out this new recipe.  When it came time to cool the cookies I thought it would be easiest to just place the pan on the balcony (its 24 degrees here in Chicago!). The kids were in charge of watching the pan to make sure no nocturnal creatures stumbled upon it, and that task kept them quiet for a solid 20 minutes.

Saltine Toffee Treats

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup brown sugar

50-60 saltine crackers

1-2 cups chocolate chips (I like a thin layer of chocolate so I use just 1 cup)

In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Meanwhile, spread saltine crackers in a single layer onto a cookie sheet. Pour melted butter mixture on top of the crackers and spread evenly to coat every cracker.

Top with chocolate chips.  Place cookie sheet in a warm (~350 degree) oven for 5 minutes, or until chocolate is soft.

Remove from oven and spread melty chocolate.

Place cookie sheet in a freezer (or outside if its winter!) until chocolate is hard and set. Break into pieces. Store in the fridge.

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  1. Mana says:

    Perfect day for a road trip !
    However I can’t believe that that there will actually be any of these wonderful toffee cookies left when you arrive there.
    BTW Maureen, your dad was born at Ft. Harrison just outside of Indianapolis in 1959.
    Hugs to laura and all.

  2. Paige says:

    Planning to try this weekend!!! Thanks! I love salty sweet.

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