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Tori Toffee

Ohhhhh this stuff is deadly.  As in, I ate the leftovers for breakfast….Soooooo good.

This sweet, gooey goodness came into my life about a week ago when I got to spend a most excellent 36 hours with old friends (some new ones too!), lazing around a lake in the Muskoka’s.  This toffee was ridiculously easy to make – especially since I didn’t.  This is my friend Tori’s recipe and she did all the hard work.  But she also attested to how easy it is to make.  I’d say easy as pie, but it’s way easier than pie! Oh, and this tastes like a skor bar.  IT TASTES LIKE A SKOR BAR!

Here’s how you get this in your life:  Start with a few sleeves of salted soda crackers.  Love that salty-sweet combination!

Salted Soda Crackers

Then you create that magical combination known as melted butter and brown sugar.

Tors mixing up the melted butter and brown sugar

Bring this mixture to a boil…

Bubbling melted butter and brown sugar

Pour this delightful mixture over top of the soda crackers, and spread it around until everything is evenly coated.

Melted butter and brown sugar smeared on soda crackers

Now bake it until wonderful and bubbly and golden!

Golden brown toffee

This golden brown colour is very good news for your taste buds.

Chocolate Chips on top

Sprinkle chocolate chips on top while still hot, then let the chocolate get melty and smear it all over the surface.  Allow to cool and firm up, then just try not to eat this in one sitting.  You have to save leftovers for breakfast!!

Melty, Chocolate Toffee

Tori also recommended breaking up candy canes and sprinkling them on at Christmas time! I would imagine you could break up other delicious things to sprinkle on top as well…..Reese’s pieces perhaps…? The possibilities are endless!

Tori Toffee Recipe
1 Sleeve salted soda crackers
Equal part melted butter and brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with the soda crackers.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the brown sugar and stir to combine.  Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture over top of the crackers, and spread with spatula to evenly cover the crackers.
  5. Bake in oven until golden and bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over surface.  Allow chocolate chips to get warm and melty, then spread to coat entire surface.  Cool until butter mixture and chocolate set.  Eat!

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

True story:  I made 36 of these one afternoon, and put 12 aside for a friend who’d just had a baby.  Between myself, Chris and the two girlfriends I had over in the evening, we consumed 22 of these before the end of the day.  22!  Needless to say, you may have just found your go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe!

UPDATE:  Friend with baby said her cookies didn’t last the day either!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

It’s not a complicated recipe and uses all the typical ingredients you would expect to find in a chocolate chip cookie.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s take a nice close look at these 🙂

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Recipe

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk-chocolate chips

1.    Preheat oven to 325 F.  Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to blend.  Using electric mixer (or a fork and some elbow grease), beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
2.    Add sugar and brown sugar; beat until well blended.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat until mixture is creamy and well blended.  Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until incorporated.  Stir in chocolate chips.
3.    Working in batches, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 -3 inches apart.
4.    Bake cookies until pale brown, about 15 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes on sheet.  Transfer cookies to racks and cool completely.

From:  Bon Appetite

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