Monday, July 19, 2010

Insanely good and unhealthy yumminess

I like food. And I like talking about food. And I like trying new recipes. I especially like new recipes that end up being really easy AND really good. I am going to start sharing the wealth. So, here's my first recipe for you all.

Poor Man's Toffee

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup, packed light brown sugar
1.5 bags of 11.05 ounces of milk chocolate chips
½ box of Ritz crackers
1 cup of chopped pecans (or walnuts or whatever you crave)

Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Line jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Or just use a non-stick jelly roll pan.
Lay a flat layer of Ritz crackers out on the foil. I did a layer and a half, making sure to cover up any gaps with Ritz.
In a saucepan, melt the sugar and butter until a boil is reached. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. Pour this mixture over the crackers and spread to coat evenly. Do not mix! Just pour, and fill in any gaps with a spatula.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 5-8 minutes, or until the toffee becomes bubbly. Turn off oven, then take out of oven and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then sprinkle on the chocolate chips. But tray back in oven to help the chips melt a bit. When chips are melted a bit, spread them into an even layer like you would frosting a cake. After done spreading the chocolate this is the time to sprinkle on the chopped nuts or whatever else you want to add.
Let cool and/or refrigerate until hardened. Once firmly cooled then break into pieces.

The pic does not do it justice, its perfect for a little party or potluck item. Its not perfect to have around the house, as it is as addictive as crack, I do believe.

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