You NEED to try these! They are one of the most delicious sweets I've had to date. My coworker Helen made these buttery, crispy, chocolaty treats and brought them in to share with us. Soooo delicious! The original recipe online called for regular saltine crackers... But she had this great idea of using those BUTTERY Keebler club crackers instead. Wonderful idea, it was genius! The result was these scrumptious, crispy, buttery, addictive chocolaty sweets that resembled Almond Rocas or Heath bars in flavor... It is easy to make and will certainly win over a crowd with a sweet tooth. The only warning I can offer is to maybe make 2 batches if there are a lot of people, because they go fast!
Buttery Keebler Cracker Toffee (Chocolate Coated)
1 box Keebler club crackers
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 bag (12oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)
1 – 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional, or any nuts you like, hazelnut is also great)
Parchment paper (or thick foil)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line a 12 x 17 inch pan with parchment paper, or foil. Place Keebler club crackers side-by-side in the pan as tightly as possible without overlapping. As many as will fit. Use cracker pieces to fill any gaps at the bottom of the pan.
3. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat stirring frequently with a spatula. Once butter has melted, add brown sugar and vanilla stirring to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes or until mixture is an even dark brown color and has begun to bubble. Remove from heat and pour over crackers using spatula to spread sauce.
4. Bake crackers for 5 minutes or until butter mixture begins to bubble. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate allowing the heat to melt the chocolate. Spread chocolate evenly with the spatula so all of the crackers are completely covered. Sprinkle nuts (if desired over chocolate.
5. Refrigerate until chocolate sets and hardens. Break apart and serve.