Saturday, December 15, 2012

Club Cracker Christmas Toffee

Warning: This Christmas Toffee is highly addictive!! I made this candy yesterday to bring with me to the annual girls gift exchange party. This year instead of buying presents for each other we all purchased gift cards that will be donated to help those families down the shore that are still struggling in the aftermath of Sandy. There are so many different variations out there of this toffee and every time I have it I love it, the combination of the sweet caramel with the salty crunchy cracker is amazingly delicious. It makes the perfect candy for a Christmas celebration or homemade present. A whole tray makes a lot of this toffee so I will definitely be packaging some of it up to give to the neighbors!

 Before I tell you how to make my sweet and salty treat I wanted to take a minute to recognize the terribly disturbing events that occurred yesterday. I have a close friend who lives in Newtown and is a school psychologist so this tragedy hits way too close to home. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families up in CT affected by this horrible tragedy. 

About 55 Kebbler Club Crackers (1 and 1/4 Sleeves)
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
1/3 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1/3 Cup Slivered Almonds
1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans

Start by lining a baking sheet with tin foil and preheat your oven to 400 F. Then line up your club crackers side by side filling the entire tray. I've seen this candy made with saltines, soda crackers or even matzo so which ever you prefer will work the same just a long as the crackers have a little salt on them.
In a medium saucepan over low heat combine the butter the brown sugar until completely melted.
 Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly boil for 3 minutes. Pour the caramel over top of the club crackers. Use your spatula to spread the caramel out evenly, covering all crackers and filling all cracks in between each cracker.
 Bake the candy in the oven for 5 minutes. When it is finished baking pour the chocolate and peanut butter chips over top of the pan. Give the chips about a minute or two to begin melting. Using a knife spread the peanut butter chocolate mixture over top of the entire pan. Making sure you have a nice even layer covering all of the crackers 
 In a small bowl combine your choice of nuts. I used walnuts, pecans and almonds you can obviously choose just one nut or two, whatever you prefer. You can also make this without the nuts but I feel like it really gives the candy a fancier look with a topping. If you are using nuts sprinkle them over top of the toffee while the chocolate is still warm.
Set the finished tray on the counter top for 3-4 hours till the chocolate has completely set and is hard. If you can't wait that long you can always stick the tray in the fridge for about an hour. Once the toffee is hard, cut into squares or break into pieces. Store in a Tupperware on the counter away from heat or direct sunlight so the chocolate doesn't melt, to be safe it can also be stored in the fridge.
Enjoy!! - Nicole

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  1. We call this "Christmas Crack" because it is so delicious and so addictive! I love if I could just find time to make it!

  2. I SOOO love this stuff and just made a batch yesterday. I have to feel sorry for anyone who's never tried it before. =( Thanks for bringing this to our table at Weekend Potluck.

  3. Oh my! We love this treat!! Yummmmy! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  4. We will just love your Christmas Toffee. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Love your recipe for Christmas Toffee. Saw it on Weekend Potluck. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures

  6. I still need to make some toffee... my husband love the stuff and i think I have some club crackers... Thanks for linking up on Foodie Friends Friday

  7. What a great looking treat! I pinned the recipe and will be trying them soon! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  8. Looks like a great holiday treat. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  9. These look like super delicious treats!

  10. Congrats on being Featured and pinned today with Weekend Potluck! :) Your recipe had the MOST clicks!
    Happy Friday,
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  11. Amazing! Many years ago a friend showed me how to make this candy only she used saltines and instead of the club crackers and Brickle Bits instead of the nuts. It's so easy and so good, and I'm going to try your version! Sounds yummy!

  12. G'day! One word YUM, true!
    Wish I could try one right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Anything Goes Party

  13. Love this recipe and I hope that I have time to make some before Christmas.. Hubby loves toffee and I haven't made any for him for a long time. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday and it is my host favorite for the week. It will be featured over at the Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow and my blog on next week's party. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  14. My daughter made this for Christmas one year and you are so right, it's extremely addictive! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


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