35 soda crackers • 1 C butter • 1 C semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 C almonds, finely chopped • 1 C brown sugar, packed
Okay, so you may be looking at this photo and asking yourself ‘what in the world is that?’ and my only answer for you is: an insane burst of caramel, chocolate, and crunchy goodness you won’t be able to stop eating – so you probably shouldn’t start. This soda cracker crumble, or cookie as some call it, is a lot like eating toffee candy without all the hassle of actually making candy. Thanks to my friend Gayla, my backside is now doubling in size since she so graciously shared this recipe with me. No really, I am grateful or I wouldn’t be sharing it with all of you. I am however sending it to my husbands work in the morning to get it out of the house. Anyway, I know you and your family and friends are going to enjoy this delicious treat.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Directions: Line a 15 x 10 inch baking pan with foil and grease it well. Then spread crushed soda crackers along the bottom of the pan and set aside. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and then add the brown sugar. On a medium heat allow the butter and brown sugar mixture to boil for about 3 minutes, stir constantly. Once the 3 minutes are up immediately pour the mixture over the soda crackers and bake in the preheated oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture begins to bubble. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot mixture. Allow chocolate to melt for at least a minute and them, using a rubber spatula, spread the chocolate evenly around the pan, coating completely. Finally, sprinkle nuts over the top and allow to cool before serving. I suggest placing the crumble in the refrigerator until set. Lift foil up to break toffee into large pieces and enjoy!
Recipe from Gayla R., Adapted from Sharon’s recipes on Allrecipes.com, 2011
Makes a 15 x 10 inch pan, or barely enough to feed yourself! Ha, ha, just kidding.
notes: You can use any nuts you’d like, I am just partial to almonds and pecans. I think that the nuts you decide to use should be salted since the combination of the sugary caramel-like mix and the chocolate can be a little on the sweet side.
… I am preparing to throw my son’s 3rd birthday party this coming Saturday. The theme is a Carnival Celebration, so of course I am doing a ton of prepping and cooking this week … expect to see some appetizing ideas in the following weeks. Happy Tuesday!