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{Recipe} Homemade Toffee – Toffee Crack

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.

What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”

– Dr. Seuss

I have kept that quote in my head this holiday season.

I normally make a Christmas wishlist, a list I make in my head. It helps me answer the questions I get from friends and family when they ask “What do you want for Christmas?”  But this year I didn’t make a list.  As we sort thru our whole house to make space for the baby, donating and giving things away, I realize, we have too much stuff.

Toss, Restore, Organize. That’s what I’ve been doing this past few weeks.  Some call it nesting, but I really just want to simplify things around here.

I love giving to others, it makes me happy to give. My favorite gifts to give are the thoughtful ones or something that would give a good experience to someone else. I always say, I’d rather make memories and experiences, than collect material items.

Anyways, all I really want to say is that I am wishing for a simple and relaxing holiday season.  More simple that what I am used to. Maybe it will be a new tradition that I want for my family. Who knows? Maybe it’s my way of preparing for the baby, knowing that our lives are going to get crazy soon and I just want these last few months to be quiet and relaxing? We shall see.

I want to be in the moment. I don’t want to lose the meaning of Christmas in the midst of all the gift shopping and gift giving and non-stop social events.

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Speaking of simple and easy, I made a treat recently that came out delicious and honestly, quite addicting.

This only takes about 15 minutes to make, which is great for me since I try not to be on my feet for too long these days.

I call this Toffee Crack. It’s homemade toffee and it will be your new guilty pleasure 🙂

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They don’t look pretty, but they are worth making. I brought the first batch to work and everyone loved it. It took me less than 5 minutes to explain how to make it from start to finish and I’ve had one person told me that he made it for his kids already 🙂

Toffee Crack

(recipe found on Pinterest, from here)

Ingredients

  • saltines
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Preparation

  • Line cookie sheet with saltines.
  • Melt butter in pan, add sugar and stir until just combined. (don’t stir too long, or you won’t be able to spread it)
  • Pour over saltines & spread evenly.
  • Bake @ 350° for 5 minutes (until bubbly).
  • Remove from oven, pour chocolate chips on top, let them melt a bit, then spread over the toffee.
  • Refrigerate until set and then break into pieces

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What are your favorite gifts to give during the holidays?

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Comments

  1. ohmygosh- I’ve made that before! It is total crack. Amazingly delicious. I like to forget it exists ;). Your Christmas plan (simplicity) sounds just wonderful to me! I hated the term nesting 😉

  2. Oh my gosh! I’m so going to make this!!

  3. healthydivaeats says:

    This looks delish! The best chocolate crack ever!

    I wanted to take the time to wish you, your husband, precious baby on the way, and family happy holidays! ❤

  4. Sometimes the simplest things make the best gifts 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  5. crack, please! happy holidays girl – congrats on everything.

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