Chocolate Toffee Bark
- 1 sleeve regular saltine crackers
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 heaping cup chopped pecans (toasted if desired, for maximum flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes or kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet (9x13) with heavy duty aluminum foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges and spray with cooking spray.
- Cover baking sheet with saltines as close together as possible, fill the entire pan.
- Make toffee: Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until mixture comes to a boil. (If it looks like it’s separating, just keep stirring; it will come together.) Once mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes until foamy and thickened. (Be extra careful -- toffee will be very hot!) Immediately pour toffee over saltines and, using a spatula, spread into an even layer.
- Put the pan into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the toffee topping is crackled and bubbling all over. Remove pan and place on wire cooling rack on the counter. (At this point I turn off oven and place a pan with pecans spread out, in turned off oven and leave them toast for 4-5 minutes). Immediately scatter chocolate chips evenly over top of saltines. Wait 3-5 minutes for the chips to soften, then use a thin spatula to spread chocolate into an even layer. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and sea salt. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 45 minutes. Don't leave it in the fridge too much longer, otherwise it will be hard to cut.
- Lift foil overhang to transfer bark onto a large cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 2-inch squares or break into uneven pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and serve cold.
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