Quick Homemade Toffee

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My mom always made this as a gift around Christmas. People are always raving about it and super impressed with her candy making (fudge, caramel, and of course). I never knew how easy and quick it was until I requested the recipe to make for gifts myself. It’s quick to assemble but does take 8 hours to set up.

Fair warning- you will need to work quickly. I recommend having everything measured in advance so you can go through each step smoothly. I’ll try to write it that way too.

You will need:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Approx 40 saltine crackers

Preheat oven to 350β€’ f. Line a four sided cookie sheet with foil, spray well with pam. Lay saltines out on the sheet side by side without much space between each cracker.

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Melt butter and brown sugar on med/hi on stovetop, stirring often. Bring to a boil for exactly one minute (no need for a candy thermometer). After one minute remove from heat and quickly stir in baking soda.

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Promptly poor over crackers, spreading to corners if needed.

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Bake for 10 minutes only. Cool for 2 minutes.

Pour chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt and lightly spread… Sort of in a smearing fashion (do not mix with bottom layer). It won’t cover every inch and that’s ok. Then sprinkle pecans over top and lightly press into chocolate with a fork so it can secure well into the candy.

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Allow to set for 8 hours before breaking apart. Do not refrigerate.

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