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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