By LAUREN MOSESSO
The aroma of freshly baked pies, cookies and other treats wafting through the air triggers fond memories of special times spent with family and friends. The changing cooler weather prompts us to gather together and bake with friends in our residence halls and apartments. The time we spend preparing and baking treats can be just as enjoyable as eating the flavorful results.
Below is a toffee recipe that is special to me, as my family and I have made it together every Christmas for years. The origin of the recipe is unknown, but this delicious toffee is perfect for a dessert, a late night snack or a break between classes. It is easy to make, takes only 20 minutes and is ideal for students on a budget. This recipe makes an abundance of toffee, creating a great treat for hosting a get-together or party. This delicious snack will make your friends beg for the recipe.
Start to finish: 20 minutes
1 tube Saltine crackers
½ cup sugar
2 sticks butter
12-ounce bag chocolate chips
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
Place crackers side by side so that they fill the entire cookie sheet. In a pan over medium-high heat, mix the sugar and butter until the mixture bubbles and slightly thickens. Spoon the sugar and butter mixture over the crackers.
Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the crackers and bake for another three minutes, or until chocolate chips are soft. Spread chocolate evenly with a spatula or spoon. Let the toffee cool completely before cutting into squares. I like to use a pizza cutter to break up the toffee. And serve!