Monday, November 23, 2009
Almond Toffee Deliciousness
So, I've been addicted to bonappetit.com lately and they're having a holiday dessert bake-off. Say what?? A bake-off?? I'm IN! All the recipes come from food blogs that the magazine staff hand-picked and this was the first thing I made. I took it to a family dinner and we all inhaled it in like 30 seconds. Super easy and way addictive. Don't say i didn't warn you!
1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips (i used bittersweet)
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Line crackers on cookie sheet close together. Melt butter and brown sugar in a medium pan on medium-high heat. Stirring often, heat the mixture for about 3-5 minutes until it turns into a nice caramel looking sauce. *note* I have used generic brown sugar without success. Not sure why it does not caramelize, but instead the butter starts to clarify and the brown sugar clumps. I recommend using C & H brown sugar. Pour the sauce over the crackers until they are completely covered. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the cookie sheet. The chocolate should start to melt. Spread chocolate over the toffee mixture and top with nuts. Allow to completely cool before breaking toffee up in pieces. Enjoy!