Taste of Tuesday; Christmas Cookies Vol. 2

"I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees, bells, and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, babe"

-George Strait

It's "Taste of Tuesday" time again, with Ashley and Jessica! This week is volume 2 of my favorite Christmas Cookies (If you missed Volume 1 from last week, check it out here).  I remember my mother always making homemade toffee during Christmas; like, melt the butter & sugar with a candy thermometer, kind of toffee.  Not only do I not have a candy thermometer, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try it even if I did.  So, I like to call this my Sandra Lee "Semi Homemade" toffee.  I got this recipe from a previous student's mom one year for Christmas. So without further ado...

Chocolate Toffee Crunch
40 saltine crackers
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 1/4 C dark chocolate (you could also use semi-sweet chocolate if you don't like dark)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a large cookie sheet with foil and spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.  Line the foil covered sheet with saltine crackers.  In a small saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.  Cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Stir and boil 2-3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Pour boiling mixture over crackers, and spread with a spatula. Place in oven for 5 minutes, then remove and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Return to oven for 1 minute to melt chocolate chips. Remove from oven, and spread melted chocolate chips.  Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.  Break into pieces. 

~ Voila & Enjoy Lovies ~

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