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Chocolate Toffee Pieces

We are in for a wonderful Christmas season treat! My dear friend, Michelle Cox, has graciously agreed to share some special recipes over the next few weeks. Michelle is a delightful author and a magnificent chef. She and her husband, Paul, live near Asheville, North Carolina.

Be sure to visit her website — Michelle Cox Inspirations. She has lots of amazing stories, recipes and “encouragement with a Southern drawl!”

Chocolate Toffee Pieces

By Michelle Cox

Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away? Here’s one more quick and easy tasty treat that you can give as a gift or serve to your holiday guests. My cousin, Dee Anne Sauter, shared this recipe with me many years ago. It’s become one of my favorite recipes and I make these every Christmas. I don’t think I’ve ever served them without getting requests for the recipe.

Saltine crackers (about 24)

¾ cup brown sugar

1 cup butter or margarine (I use butter)

12 oz. milk chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)

¾ cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 10×15 pan with foil; spray well with cooking spray. Place a layer of crackers in the pan; set aside. Boil the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan for three minutes. (Stir constantly once it begins to boil.) Pour over the crackers; spread evenly.

Bake for five minutes and then remove from the oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for one minute and then spread melted chips with a spatula. Sprinkle with nuts; press down lightly. Cut on diagonal immediately or cool and break into pieces.