Toffee

I love Christmas time… but, it always end up being a lot of sweets. Every year I struggle with whether or not I should give gifts, or treats, and who I should give them to. I found this recipe a while back, and since it’s so stinking easy, I decided to make a few batches as Christmas gifts for people at work, and for our neighbors. It’s always a hit and the ingredient list is very short - both of which makes this an easy choice.

I cut mine rather haphazardly much to Becky and Taylor’s dismay - they prefer even squares. Personally, I think that takes too much work. I store these in the fridge so that the chocolate doesn’t melt!

Oh and how cute is this Christmas dish towel? My soon to be MIL is the Christmas Queen… yea, I just called her that. Mike has on more than one occasion told me that he expects me to go all out when decorating for Christmas, and that the last two years I have fallen short. My MIL was helping him out this year so she brought us some dish towels, a wreath, a TREE, and even a poinsettia. I solemnly vow to be the first person in Target on December 26th to stock up on everything at slashed prices so that next year I will totally hit the mark for Christmas decorations!

Enjoy!

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Toffee

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 sleeve of graham crackers
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Kosher salt - optional
12 ounces dark chocolate (a little more than one bag of chocolate chips)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Layer the graham crackers into the bottom of the pan in one layer, no need to crush them or anything.

Throw the butter, brown sugar and pecans into a saucepan. Heat together, stirring often until it boils. Pour the mixture over the graham crackers. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. While that is baking, melt the chocolate chips. When the timer goes off on the oven, take the pan out and pour the chocolate evenly over the graham cracker mixture.

Let the pan cool on top of the stove for a few minutes, and then toss it into the fridge or freezer (depending on how patient you are!) When the chocolate is set (no longer glossy) you can pop the whole thing out by pulling the parchment paper up. Cut with a pizza cutter, or large knife and serve in bite size bites!

Notes:

*Make any variation you'd like; crush red and green M&M;'s on top for a more Christmas feel, or sprinkle coarse sea salt on top if you like the salty/sweet combo, I'm betting orange zest and dried cranberries would be awesome sprinkled on top too.

      

2 Responses to “Toffee”

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    Becky Schmitz — December 26, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for acknowledging other options for cutting for your OCD followers!

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    Susie Freaking Homemaker — December 27, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    I thought you would appreciate that Becky!!

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