Heath Bars (aka Christmas Crack)
Heath bars, also known as saltine toffee or Christmas crack, ALWAYS makes an appearance for Christmas in my family! Heath bars would best be described as sweet & salty, buttery, crunchy, and chocolatey bites of heaven. This stuff is addictive (hence the nickname Christmas crack)!
With that I will wrap up because these treats speak for themselves! Happy baking (and eating)!
Recipe from my mom, Sharon Mitchell
~50 saltine crackers
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a 16.25 x 11.25 inch rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Arrange the saltine crackers in a single layer on the baking pan. You may need to break some crackers in half to fit them snugly.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes over medium low heat. Immediately pour this mixture over the crackers. Bake in the preheated oven for ~5-7 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Watch carefully.
Remove from oven and evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. Let sit for a few minutes until melted and spreadable. Spread the chocolate evenly with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.
Let cool completely and break into uneven pieces. Enjoy!