Aug 6, 2011

DIY Chocolate Caramel and Heath Toffee

This is probably one of my favorite sweet treats. It's the perfect combination of sweet & salty...you might eat eight pieces in one sitting. You're going to want to try this recipe for yourself. Perfect for the holidays, parties, showers or just to have in the freezer when you have a late night sweets hankerin'. It's best served cold and should be stored in the freezer.

What you'll need
This is all you will need!
40 Saltine crackers (one sleeve about)
1 Cup salted butter (don’t substitute)
1 Cup brown sugar
1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips
5-6 Heath bars, crunched up for topping

Take your largest rimmed baking tray and line it with foil. Line your crackers in rows making sure that they don't overlap. The crackers should fill up the entire baking sheet. I used 48 crackers to be exact.


Time to make the caramel, yum! Melt your butter over medium-high heat in a saucepan stirring in your brown sugar gradually. Once it starts bubbling, turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 3 minutes. Make sure you stir continuously or it will burn.


Once your caramel has simmered for a few minutes, pour it straight on the crackers. You want it to be pretty runny so don't worry that it isn't thick. Try to evenly pour the caramel over the crackers, don’t worry about covering everything, it will spread in the oven.



Place your baking sheet in the oven at 325 degrees for about 8 minutes. You want the caramel to spread out nicely over the crackers. It should be bubbling before you take it out of the oven.

After removing your tray from the oven, pour your chocolate chips over the crackers right away. The heat from the caramel will melt the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 5 minutes to melt.


While your chocolate chips are melting crush up your Heath bars into little pieces. I used a hammer and lightly hit each bar while they were still in the wrappers. Don't hit them too hard though you don't want it to be dust!


After 5 minutes, use a rubber spatula to spread out your chocolate chips evenly over the crackers.



 Now sprinkle on your Heath pieces!


Place your tray in the freezer and allow between 2-4 hours to fully freeze. Once you remove your toffee it should be rock hard! Flip your toffee over and peel off the foil. It should come off in one whole piece. You might have a few left over pieces here or there but not to worry it's easy to peel off!


Break your toffee up into pieces with your hand or cut it with a knife.


Eat right away! Whatever is left over just place in Tupperware and store in the freezer. Enjoy!


23 comments :

  1. Oh my heck! This looks amazing! I'm pinning this so I can definitely make this!!! Thanks!

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  2. This looks delicious! The world is better with toffee chips. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. Wow! This looks scruuuuumptious! Pin, pin, pin and I am a new follower!

    I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/07/bog-party-2

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  4. Thanks everyone! It really is super delish & so simple to make! You really can't go wrong! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh I love this recipe! I learned it from my boyfriend's mom :)
    You're right, it is soo addicting. I've seen it sprinkled with crushed candy cane pieces for Christmas time, too!

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  6. Adding candy cane bits would make it awesome for Christmas! :)

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  7. Yum.Mee. My mouth was watering within the first two sentences. I have made a version of this but not with the Heath Bars... I think it looks divine...and I am sorry I don't have all the stuff in my house right NOW to make it.

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  8. OMG! Now my mouth is drooling, I need to make this asap!! What a great recipe, thanks so much. Have a terrific week. FABBY

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  9. This looks so great! I can't wait to try this!. I found your post on A Well Seasoned Life. Thank you

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  10. Hahaha @Chameleon Girls best comment thus far :p

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  11. Looks amazing! I've had it with just the chocolate and Heath bits- the caramel makes it sooo much better.

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  12. ohh yum! i will be trying this. thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. This is on my list of goodies to make in the fall and send to my hubby who will be deployed in Afghanistan. Thanks for the inspiration and thank you so much for linking up at Home Savvy today!

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  14. I was so confused by this at first, with the crackers, but was completely sold when I saw the heath package. Yum. Right now, I'm seriously regretting my career plan because its only 10:30 and I'm sitting in an office with no means of putting this together for at least 8 more hours. Tick tock.

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  15. Pinned for a future date!

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  16. I've made something similar from an old recipe book....SO good! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  17. I love this stuff! I've never had it cold before so I'll definitely have to try that next time!

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  18. my good word. I could totally make this gf. I need to get on some cracker making. looks divine.

    thanks for linking up to creative juice and making me hungry!

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  19. I really love this! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've had it before, but not seen the recipe. Yum!

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  20. Yummy! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm making this for the holidays!
    Thanks for sharing at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will join me again next week for another great party filled with amazing recipes!

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  22. You just made me hungry :) I will definitly try it , it sounds so delicious
    Check out my recipes on the blog ( for now I just have 2) but my chocolate toffee is just amazing
    visiting from kurtz corner

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