Sunday, December 5, 2010

Great Gift Idea-Mom Friendly Meals Monday

I'm not a cookie person. I don't have much patience so the thought of all the mixing and baking and decorating doesn't really appeal to me. I do however still have a sweet tooth and I like the idea of holiday baking so to compromise I whip up a few batches of homemade toffee and throw them in some pretty tins. (Ok... I eat some a lot of it too...don't judge)
These tins filled with yummy homemade candy are perfect gifts for neighbors and also make a great hostess gifts for all your holiday shindigs.
As an added bonus they are super easy to make.

Saltine Toffee

4 ounces saltine crackers*
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans**


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.
In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let the chips sit and melt for a minute and then use a spatula to spread the chocolate around. Top with nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces.

* you can also use graham crackers. I prefer saltines because I like the sweet/salty combo.
**feel free to experiment with different toppings. I prefer walnuts and I also like to sometimes throw some Heath pieces on top too. Or you can get really festive and throw some chopped candy cane bits on it!

Now some other business...

* Stay tuned this week. I have an exciting new giveaway coming up!! (I'll give you a's sparkly!)

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Jessica H said...

Stopping by to say hi from your newest follower!

KLZ said...

That sounds delectable and easy. These just might get added to my shindig.

Jessica said...

Sounds easy! I'm your newest follower! I hope you will visit back!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Hi, I'm a new follower!

I have a giveaway going on if you're interested: We Don't Have It All Together

Lindsey said...

I love the look of your blog!
I'm your newest follower from Mom Blog Monday! Would love to have you follow me back!

Linda R. said...

New follower from Mom Blog Monday hop

Unknown said...

I just voted for you! Thanks for hosting the linky!