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Let's Cook With Viki: Saltine Toffee!

Some of our favorite dramas are British, including Jane Eyreand Oliver Twist. These period dramas take place in Great Britain and are filled with detailed costumes and beautiful scenery that make all of us want to visit the English countryside. (And also meet some hot British actors!) So in honor of our favorite British dramas, weve made our version of English toffee this week  saltine toffee!

Havent seen our favorite British dramas yet? Check them out now!

Now, lets get started making these delicious saltine toffees! As always, remember to wash your hands and start with a clean workspace!

For this recipe, youll need:

  • One box of saltine crackers
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 packed cup of brown sugar
  • Optional: melting chocolate (can be dark, semi-sweet, white, or all of them!)
  • One baking or cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • A heavy pot
  • A double boiler (omit if not using chocolate)
Note: This recipe involves working with hot sugars, and it may be best to keep young children away to avoid any injuries!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, as this will help with clean up later! Then lay out all of your saltine crackers on top of the parchment paper, edge to edge. This will form the base of your saltine toffee.

Next, put the butter and brown sugar into a pot and slowly bring to a boil on medium heat  be careful not to let this mixture burn! Once the butter and sugar have formed the same consistency as a hot caramel sauce, remove from the fire and pour this mixture over your saltine crackers. Be very careful not to burn yourself!

Place the cookie sheet into the pre-heated oven and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the caramel begins to bubble. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and let it cool.

Optionally, while youre waiting for the saltines to cool, you can melt some chocolate in a double boiler and drizzle it across the top of saltine crackers. We chose to cover the saltines with semisweet chocolate and then drizzle some white chocolate across the top. (If you dont care for chocolate, sprinkle some chopped peanuts or some salt on your saltines  be creative!)

Once the saltines, the caramel, and the chocolate have cooled down (it should almost be like a slab of toffee coated saltines at this point), remove the saltines from the tray by lifting out the parchment paper (we told you this would make it easy!). Then place the slab in a plastic bag or cover in plastic wrap. Using a rolling pin or even a small meat tenderizer, hit the slab until the saltine slab breaks into various pieces, continuing this process until the saltine toffee is the desired size. Serve and enjoy!

What did you top your saltines with? Maybe youve got a recipe youd like us to make? Let us know in the comments below!

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