Easy sweet treats like thisSaltine Toffee with Pecans and Toffee Bitsare a family tradition. I love making it at the holidays or anytime of year that I want to make something special. The salty base is made with saltine crackers that are smothered with warm homemade toffee then baked just until the flavors marry. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and allow to melt forming the glue for the toffee bits and toasted pecan pieces. After the saltine toffee cools you then break or cut it into pieces. It makes for a delectable homemade gift for teachers, neighbors, Sunday school teachers or loved ones anytime of year.
|Saltine crackers||35 (plus additional as needed)|
|Chopped pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs) , toast|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Light brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pure vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Semi sweet chocolate chips||2 Cup (32 tbs) (about 12 ounces, mini)|
|English toffee bits/Milk chocolate covered toffee bits||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1.Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil overlapping the edge. Spritz lightly with cooking spray.
2.Spread the pecans on a separate baking sheet in a single layer. Toast in the oven for 6-8 minutes until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
3.Arrange saltines in a single layer on foil side by side. Set aside.
4.Meanwhile,in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter and sugar. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly or until sugar is dissolved.
5.Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mix well then pour evenly over crackers.
6.Bake for 5-7 minutes or until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over top. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and toffee bits.
7.Chill for 1 hour or until set. Break or cut into pieces.
8.Store in an airtight container chilled for up to 1 week.
If needed, the pan can be set back into the warm oven for 1-2 minutes to assist with melting chocolate chips.