Archive for December, 2009

Crunch Bars (Heath Bars)

December 9, 2009

Since it’s the Holidays, I felt like trying my hand at some sweets as I usually cook savory dishes.    I picked this recipe out of Kraft’s Food & Family cookbook, best-loved recipes.   It’s a good magazine for easy recipes with also easy-to-find Kraft ingredients.     I was interested in the use of saltines for that salty/sweet combination.   A favorite of mine is the Sarris chocolate covered pretzels.    The results and combination of flavors were excellent!   The batch went very quickly with the office wolves….

A couple of notes… to toast nuts, I usually put them in a 350 degree oven for 5-6 minutes.   Just keep an eye out on them.    The toffee mixture of butter and brown sugar hardens very quickly so make sure you spread that fast.   That step doesn’t need to be spread perfectly because you will cover the work with the chocolate later.   A few of my crackers had just a couple bits of the toffee.