I love me some Christmas baking and this Toffee Bar recipe is one my mom has been making for as long as I remember. I’ve seen different variations of it over the years, but I stick to the one my mom always used. This is a great, easy recipe that’s really good for multiple gifts. I’ve made these for co-workers, dog walkers, mail carriers, etc. The hardest part is getting the timing right on boiling the brown sugar and butter so that it doesn’t get too chewy, but once you do it a few times, it gets easier. Oh, and it still tastes good even if it’s not perfect!
This year, I added some Christmas sprinkles to the top of the chocolate to make it more festive. You could also do walnuts or almonds, but we have some non-nut eaters in my family so we tend to skip those ingredients.
What you’ll need:
- Brown sugar (I usually use light)
- Bag of chocolate chips (my preference is Ghirardelli semi-sweet)
- Box of Graham crackers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Line pan with aluminum foil (the nonstick works really well for this recipe, but regular works ok too) and then line the plan with Graham crackers. I typically use a jelly roll pan, but anything with edges will work.
Melt 1 c. butter and 1 c. brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Pour butter/sugar mix over graham crackers. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Top with 12 oz. chocolate chips. Spread. Refrigerate Break into pieces.
The hardest part is waiting a few minutes for the chips to melt before you spread – the best tool I’ve found for spreading is the back of a large metal spoon. I’ve tried spatulas, but the spoon seems to work best.
For gifts, I break into pieces and place in a cute jar or bag. For our dog walker, I did this cute gift basket with toffee bars and a soap dispenser with a dish towel in it (from World Market). Makes for great neighbor and co-worker gifts!