Skip to main content

Sweet. Salty. Smooth. Crunchy. Easy. YUM!

Okay, so the original recipe is really called Terribly Terrific Toffee and you can find it here. This treat goes together in about half an hour, and who doesn't have an extra 30 minutes the week before Christmas to whip up something scrumptious?

My husband helped with this part. Line a cookie sheet with foil,
coat with cooking spray and cover with a layer of saltines.
Bring a cup of butter and a cup of brown sugar to a boil, then cook
and stir for 6 to 8 minutes.
I forgot to try to capture pouring the brown sugar/butter mixture on the
saltines. Not sure how I would have done that anyway. Here's the pan
in the oven, baking at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. 
Let the pan cool for a couple minutes, then sprinkle two cups of chocolate
chips atop the bubbling toffee. I put mine back in the oven for a minute
to hasten the melting of the chocolate procedure.
Cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so, then gently break into chunks.

After I made this recipe and a batch of fudge but before I made the pizza, I carved out some time to use the elliptical. Wouldn't you know that would be the same time my wi-fi went down? Grrr. I took the Nook with me anyway and just read while I worked out. Ended up doing 40 minutes, after I told myself 30 would be enough. Yay me!


Tiffanie said…
That looks awesome! I've heard about this a few places recently, now that I've got your instructions in my hands I'm going for it!
Larissa Tenorio said…
I've been on a baking spree lately, I will try this!

Popular posts from this blog


Update on the water: the circuit breaker tripped, either due to a power surge when the electricity came back on last night OR when lightning struck in the area. My neighbor's electric fence control box got hit in the same area. He was able to reset the circuit breaker for us and we have WATER! I think I'll go do a load of laundry. Heh.

And the winner is …

Kitten with a Whiplash, who left two comments and it was the second (which had nothing to do with the contest) which won the prize. Congratulations, and since the Kitten was the only commenter who expressed any interest in actually winning it, I'm so glad the Universe took care of it. Heh.

What a weekend! But first, how was yours? I hope you did some fun stuff and got some necessary stuff done, as well. It's all about balance.

Saturday was our fun day (but we had to drive, drive, drive to get there and then drive, drive, drive home again, all in one day, boy was I tired). We went to my husband's granddaughter's first birthday party. In addition to a sweet little doll, suitable for ages 0+ (meaning it has no parts that will come loose, and do you know how difficult it is to find dolls for babies when you live in the Middle of Nowhere?), I made her this:

I haven't sewn anything in a month of Sundays, so was a little apprehensive about finishing it on time, but this p…

I seriously thought this was sponsored by a drug company

My gingersnapping friend posted results of an online personality test, which clearly indicate she is in need of some serious therapy. Since I'm extremely well-adjusted and my psychiatrist husband hasn't pointed out any of my defects (lately), I decided to take it, as well.

Personality Disorder Test Results
Paranoid||||18%Schizoid||||||||||||||58%Schizotypal||||||30%Antisocial||||||26%Borderline||||||30%Histrionic||||||||||34%Narcissistic||||||||||34%Avoidant||||||26%Dependent||||18% Obsessive-Compulsive||||||30% Take Free Personality Disorder Test
Personality Test by
Whew! At least I'm not paranoid. I was really worried about that. Heh.

Similar tests on the internets are sponsored by drug companies. (This one apparently isn't.) They want you to be sick so you'll ask your doctor for their drugs. There are quizzes for disorders that you can physically test – blood pressure, diabetes – and for symptomatic conditions – pain, depression. Since I'm no…