December 14, 2015

Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack}

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Cracker toffee and peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!  Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack} may just become your family's new holiday favorite.  Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring this post, and for certifying the REAL® dairy products that make these treats REAL® jolly for the holidays!

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Cracker Toffee ~ it's a holiday treat we all know and love.  Whether you call it cracker candy, Christmas crack, Saltine toffee, or any of its various other names, we're most certainly all familiar with at least some version of this Christmas-time classic.  So when REAL® Seal asked me to share one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes in celebration of their REAL® Sweet Holiday Memories campaign, whipping up a variation of our family-favorite saltine cracker toffee was pretty much a no-brainer.

So I combined one of our family-favorite cracker toffees with iconic Christmas candy canes to create Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee.  And what a tasty creation it is!

But before we take a closer look at this perfect-for-Christmas Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee, I'd like to invite you to have some seasonal fun by participating in REAL®  Seal's Pin-to-Win sweepstakes!  As part of the REAL® Sweet Holiday Memories campaign, from December 14th to 18th, REAL®  Seal is offering YOU  an opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card.  And couldn't we all use an extra $100 for the holidays?

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Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee  {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack} - peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I was first introduced to cracker toffee by my sister-in-law.  One of her favorite recipes is a praline graham cracker version, where the graham crackers are slathered with cracker toffee's signature butter-sugar toffee mixture and loaded with pecans and chocolate chips.

After trying that very first cracker toffee taste from my sister-in-law, I was hooked.  I've since come to know many different versions of the tasty stuff, loving each and every one of them.

My new favorite variation?  Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee, all dressed up with chocolate and candy canes for Christmas!

Lying just under that all-dressed-up chocolate and candy cane layer is the all-important layer of toffee, made extra delicious with REAL®-certified butter ...


In this peppermint version, the toffee layer is infused with peppermint by melting finely crushed candy canes in with the sugar-and-butter mixture.

And as if the flavor combination of peppermint and chocolate isn't tasty enough, when it combines with the saltiness of the saltine crackers ... it's divine!

Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee  {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack} - peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

So cracker toffee and peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!  Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee may just become your family's new holiday favorite.

Wishing you a REAL® jolly holiday!

Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee  {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack} - peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack}
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. (1 sleeve) saltine crackers
  • 1 c. REAL® unsalted butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 4 large candy canes, finely crushed
  • 2 c. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 3 large candy canes, coarsely crushed
Directions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Lay out saltine crackers in a single layer.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, and the 4 finely crushed candy canes in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately spread over crackers, working quickly before mixture sets. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from oven. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top; let sit for 5 minutes to soften chocolate chips. Spread melted chocolate evenly over crackers. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and remaining 3 coarsely crushed candy canes.
  4. Cool completely and break into pieces. {Note ~ Pan can be placed in the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes to fully harden the chocolate.} Store in an airtight container for up to about 2 weeks.
Enjoy!

This is a sponsored post brought to you in partnership with REAL® Seal.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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1 comment:

  1. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. I sure appreciate you!
    Miz Helen

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