Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pot Luck Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome!

You're here for Deb's Pot Luck Blog Hop, right?


My name is Cheri.  Please do come right in! I'm so happy to have you!

Head straight back, we're gathering in the sun room...

What's that? You came for dessert?  Oh yes!

Saltine Toffee!  The perfect blend of salt and sweet.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers (about 40 crackers)
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter (12 tbsps or 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 pkg (2 cups) chocolate chips
Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet (with sides) with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Arrange crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet, all touching with no empty spaces between them.  Set aside remaining crackers.

3.  Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and stir until mixture comes to a rolling boil.  Once boiling, pour mixture over the crackers in an even layer, trying to cover most of the crackers.  The rest will happen in the oven!

4.  Bake for just five (5) minutes, until the toffee is bubbling all over. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool one minute.

5. Sprinkle on chocolate chips and put back in the oven for one minute to melt the chips. Remove from oven. Using a knife or spatula, spread chocolate evenly over toffee.

6. Crush about five crackers into fine crumbs and sprinkle over while the chocolate is still hot and sticky.

7. Refrigerate for about half an hour to cool and set.  Once set, break by hand into small uneven pieces.  Can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Variations:  Instead of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can try dark chocolate chips, a mixture of chocolate and mint chips, and my personal favorite... a mixture of milk chocolate and peanut butter chips to make Reese's peanut butter toffee!  For the holidays, crush peppermints to sprinkle on top in place of crushed crackers.

This recipe is super easy and a wonderful crowd pleaser!

If you came here from Rhona's blog, there is just one hop left - head on over to Carrie's to see how she is finishing off this Pot Luck! If you happened to start here and want to check out the rest of the party, follow the list below, or check back if you get lost along the way:

Drinks/Appetizers
Deb @ PaperTurtle – http://paperturtle.blogspot.com
Rinda @ Gallo Organico – http://gallorganico.blogspot.com/
Beverly @ BE glorious - http://beglorious.blogspot.com/

Soups/Salads
Alison @ Life in the Slow Lane – http://alisonslife-in-the-slow-lane.blogspot.com/
Fiona @ Staring at the Sea – http://fiona-staringatthesea.blogspot.com/
Amy @ Over at our Place - http://overatourplace.blogspot.com/

Side/Main Dishes
The “Not So” Small One @ From High in the Sky – http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.com/
Jacky @ Scrappy Jacky - http://scrappyjackylive.blogspot.com/
Deb @ Deb’s World – http://debs14.blogspot.com/
Ginger @ Ginger’s Life of Spice - http://gingerslifeofspice.blogspot.com/
Karen @ Tales from the Scrapheap - http://talesfromthescrapheap.blogspot.com/
Karen @ Random Reflections - http://kbwalker.blogs.com/random_relfections/
Ruth @ Everyday Life of a Suburban SAHM - http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com/

Desserts
Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita - http://dreamingladolcevita.blogspot.com/
Ruth @ Chatty Crafty Arty Pig - http://chattycraftyartypig.blogspot.com/
Margaret @ Finnegan Begin Again – http://margaretfinnegan.blogspot.com/
Becca @ La Jolie Fleur Rouge - http://lajoliefleurrouge.blogspot.com/
Cheri @ Scrap Dreams - http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/ <------YOU ARE HERE
Carrie @ Rosalind Revival – http://www.rosalindrevival.com/ <-------- NEXT STOP 

20 comments:

Beverly said...

I love saltine toffee and it is so easy to make, everyone should try your recipe!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Cheri ~ Thanks for having us in today! Your sun room looks so inviting - look at all that gorgeous light streaming in!

My sister makes this recipe and the first time she offered it to me I was skeptical. Saltines and chocolate? But oh my goodness - this stuff is amazingly yummy!!!

So glad to have you on the ride this morning...super wish it could be in person though. xo

Ruth said...

That's a new on on me, thanks for sharing. You have an amazing house!

Angelfish said...

Love those wonderful shaped windows in your sun room. What an interesting recipe with a very unusual combination of ingredients. It looks gorgeous.

helena said...

my mouth is watering - and so easy I'll have to give them a go

Jo.C said...

Have loved having a glimpse into your house. My daughter has some Americans visiting her school and they were raving about this. I'll have to show her as I don't think she believed them fully :0)

beccaf1970 said...

Thanks for welcoming us into your beautiful home, Cheri!

I've tried something similar with graham crackers, but I the think saltines sound like the perfect combo of sweet and salty!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I have tried this stuff and it is AMAZING! You've made my mouth water now! LOVED seeing your house - when can I come visit for real?! ;)

Sian said...

Your house looks so inviting Cheri - I'd love to drop by! Salt and sweet together is a real favourite for me - if I can find something like saltine crackers here I'll be trying this for sure. It looks perfectly delicious. Thank you

scrappyjacky said...

This is a completely new one on me,Cheri...will definately give it a try....and I'd love to come sit in your sun room.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - looks so easy! Will have to give it a try. And your sun room is beautiful!
Rinda

Karen said...

Mmmm I have never tried salty and sweet together and can't wait to try your recipe.

debs14 said...

Cheri, your house looks fabulous, I'm really nosey so I love having a look inside your home!
I need to google saltine crackers as I am sure there must be an English equivalent and I love the idea of salty and sweet together.

Alison said...

Hi Cheri!I've never come across this before...I just know I would love this. Thanks for the welcome into your lovely home
Alison xx

Karen said...

I absolutely love chocolate/salt combinations, so I know I'll be trying this one! Looks scrumptious!

furrypig said...

this recipe sounds fab and like my other English blog commenters I need to find out the UK equivalent of saltine crackers!

Amy said...

Your sun room is just glorious Cheri, I can imagine sitting there, chatting and catching up - wonderful!

Now, as for your recipe today, well, this is exactly my sort of sweet treat .... yummo!

Ginger said...

Hi Cheri!! i loved visiting your home and it's so nice to see sun in your sun room!! I love this recipe - my aunt makes them with graham wafers, but would never have thought of saltines! I will definitely be trying them :)

Margaret said...

I really want to try this, and it is all stuff readily on hand.

Melissa said...

I would love to come over & sit in your gorgeous sun room for such a yummy snack!