Which is why it is also known as Christmas crack. Did you cook it to the appropriate temperatures? For my recipe, the caramel is nearly set and only needs 5 minutes in a 300 degree oven to harden. Line 1 large or 2 small jelly-roll pans with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick spray and arrange the saltines salt-side down in a single layer. Once the chocolate chips look shiny, they are ready to be smoothed over the crackers and toffee as shown in the photo above. Often made and cut into pieces, wrapped as gifts, or simply for the family to enjoy at home. Make sure to place each of the saltine crackers so that they touch edge to edge and so that the salt on the saltine is facing down.
What Toppings To Add to Saltine Cracker Toffee Next, if you prefer, sprinkle on any of the optional toppings you prefer. Can I make saltine cracker toffee without chocolate? Seriously this stuff is incredible! Or which one is cheaper? Needless to say that it all tasted great! You can buy clear cellophane bags and tie them up with colorful ribbons. I remember when I first tried this candy. Watch for a noticeable change in color. I honestly cannot believe how absolutely delicious these are. Since the toffee is so sweet, I like a less sweet chocolate — like bittersweet.
Then remove it and break or cut into pieces. That helps the liquid in the butter evaporate and the butter fat and sugar make a smooth toffee. I used both chips and a chocolate bar. Lay Crackers out on a greased cookie sheet or a my preferred method Melt together 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar until it comes to a boil. Christmas Crack, also known as Saltine Cracker Candy is of course extremely popular over the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Line a 10x15 inch cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly. I was immediately hooked after the first bite. After you bake the toffee, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot saltine toffee, and let them sit for 5 minutes to soften. I am kind of obsessed with making candy this year; Gingerbread Truffles, , and Sugar Cookie Fudge to start with. She brought some over to us a few months ago and I was immediately hooked. Carefully pour the butter and sugar mixture over the crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
It needs to hit 270 degrees to hit soft-crack stage and thicken up. We also love to watch Christmas movies and make special treats to enjoy while we watch the movies. Next time i will just melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and spread over the top. Then place in fridge till harden. The second batch, I tried to melt the mini chocolate chips in the microwave and had to re-warm due to timing issues and ended up with that powdery nasty chocolate dust! Then try not to eat all in one sitting.
After taking out of the oven sprinkle with the choc chips. See what I mean, things could get crazy. And you can pretty much make it any time of year and just change up the sprinkles. When you or people you know make this and cut it how many cuts do you make each way? Yes, I followed directions, timer, and my oven is fine. Then melt the butter and brown sugar together in a small saucepan. Allow to completely cool then break into pieces.
The second layer: Toffee is drizzled all over the crackers and baked for a few minutes until nice and bubbling. This is really easy and tastes amazing! Everyone absolutely loved it, even though they were trying to watch what they eat. Note: I am one of those people who have a difficult time throwing out food, but…. Then you can easily and with minimal waste or cracker crumbs snap into pieces — no cutting required. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly. Now is the time to add sprinkles or chopped nuts to the top. So sorry you are having issues! Come to think of it, I think the last time I made this, I used parchment paper.
Or, you can melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute and spread the melted chocolate over the crackers. Another cracker recipe they make to die for is Ritz crackers with crunchy pnut butter in between, then dunk it in chocolate. This recipe has been generously shared by Cathy Kopp. Boil for 3 minutes; pour over crackers. We also included step-by-step photographs as well! Perfect with just five ingredients, but easily customized with optional toppings of nuts, crushed pretzels, candies, or a sprinkle of sea salt! I then went to store and forgot saltines again!!! G brought home yesterday a few chunks of this toffee bark from the batch his mom made that morning.