Good Monday Morning, Friends!
I am actually writing this early Sunday morning, as I mentioned in a previous post, that my wheels are always turning. I am working on retreat plans for my girlfriends group, the Teacup Ladies, and I was lying in bed thinking of some things to add to our weekend, and got to a point that I just had to get on up and get at it. I have quite a few fun things planned, and am excited to spend this time with the girls. This weekend actually provided me the time to get a lot accomplished. I do NOT like to wait until the last minute to get things done. So, when it’s time to roll….I’m ready to roll.
On these retreats, we all bring a WHOLE BUNCH of snacks. I have already put in my request from one of the sweetest ladies in our group, Linda, whom I call Pookie, to bring the CRACKER CRACK! She is always down to bring a batch for everyone to share, but she is also sure to bring me my own little stash. I loves me some Pookie! I am pretty sure you have all heard of this delectable treat, and I have included its official name and recipe below. I know you are thinking, “Crack? No thanks!”, but I guarantee that you’ll thank me later!
Saltine Cracker Toffee
Saltine Cracker Toffee
- 40 salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
- optional 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with at least a 1/2 inch edge or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Line saltine crackers in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
- In a small pot combine sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. It will get all bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt. If your pan isn’t hot enough you can even pop it back in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt them. Sometimes I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread it on. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.
After the retreat and 3 added lbs., I’ll be sure to let you in on all of the fun we had. I can’t really spill the beans right now as not to spoil the surprises, but when the Teacups get together, it is always a good time.
I am a planner by nature and always have something in the works. If you are in the throws of planning something and are in need of some ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to help. It’s kind of what I do!