Friday, December 17, 2010

Foodie Friday!!! and other fun things this week

 I am hosting a cookie exchange tomorrow and bringing cookies to church, so I baked some yesterday and will bake a different type this afternoon.
This is Almond Chocolate Toffee Brittle often called Christmas Crack because it is so addictive! It's heavenly and super easy...saltine crackers, 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, chocolate chips (milk or dark) and chopped almonds! It looks like you slaved over kind of easy baking recipe!
Give it a try and you'll either thank me or hate me!
1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.  Line crackers on cookie sheet close together.  Melt butter and brown sugar in a medium pan on medium-high heat.   Stirring often, heat the mixture for about 3-5 minutes until it turns into a nice caramel looking sauce. *note* I have used generic brown sugar without success.  Not sure why it does not caramelize, but instead the butter starts to clarify and the brown sugar clumps.  I recommend using C & H brown sugar.  Pour the sauce over the crackers until they are completely covered.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the cookie sheet.  The chocolate should start to melt.  Spread chocolate over the toffee mixture and top with nuts.  Allow to completely cool before breaking toffee up in pieces.  Enjoy! (from Savory Sweet Life)

Adrian was in his first ever Christmas Pageant...from Kid's Day Out. He was a little unsure of himself and all the people watching til he spotted his Mommy, Daddy, brother, Ludee (grandma) and Papa! No Mommy didn't dress him in Halloween colors for the Christmas Pageant. He went to school in a long sleeved green shirt and a red plaid sweater vest, but when this boy has a pee pee accident, he sprays and this was the spare outfit Mommy had in his bag...he's still my Christmas cutie!
This is my version of Chex Mix
Rice Chex
Wheat Chex
Worcestershire Sauce

Melt butter (1-2 pads) in pie dish for 30 seconds in microwave. Add Worcestershire Sauce and cereals, goldfish, nuts etc. Mix well. Add more Worcestershire Sauce if needed and a little salt. Cook on high 1 minute 15 seconds in microwave. Stir well and repeat. Stir well and repeat. Total of 3 times, then empty into a Christmas tin and let cool. YUMMY!

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Dawn said...

how do you make the christmas crack?

Meredith said...

click on the link for Almond Chocolate Toffee Brittle

Dawn said...

this is probably the worst (or the BEST!) thing you could ever post for a 6 month preggy girl. :) i have already made 2 batches. this stuff is amazing. and others are asking for the recipe too. YUM.

Meredith said...

it is amazing!! and it's so dang easy! I made my 3rd batch this week..Cristian's coworkers raved over it...
I made it with dark chocolate last week for my was heavenly...this week was milk...I think i'll make it again with a mix of both.
Merry Christmas friend! Loved your card!

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