I love baking. I really, really do.
But sometimes, I need to make something fast. Something easy.
If you can believe it, I sometimes use box mixes... and store-bought frosting... and sometimes, I even buy cookies from the store.
Well, when I'm in the kitchen baking in my high heels and apron and bright pink lipstick(ha), feel free to call me Katie Homemaker.... but today you can just call me Katie...the lazy baker.
Cracker ToffeeAdapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
*Note: Make sure your jelly roll pan is even. Mine slants toward the middle so the middle crackers ended up laying in a puddle of caramel and being chewy instead of crunchy.
40 salted butter crackers
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
(optional) 3/4 cup chopped pecans
(optional) 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with saltine crackers in a single layer.
In a small pot combine brown 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 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. 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 and melted white chocolate if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.
I like to keep mine in the freezer. It keeps it nice and crunchy.
Watch for my sister, Angela Lewis, tomorrow morning at 7 (central) on Good Morning America!!!