Thursday, March 13, 2008

Taste & Create Event

"Hi, my name is Robin....and I'm a food blog challenge/event addict."

All it took was my first challenge, Master Baker, and I was in - hook, line, and sinker.

Now I'm on my 3rd challenge/event. I decided to participate in the Taste & Create Event this month where you are randomly paired with another food blogger and you have to pick one of the recipes in their blog to make yourself. I was paired with the ladies of Peanut Butter Etouffe and let me tell you, it was hard to pick. I'll likely be making something else out of their blog one of these days unrelated to the event just because there were so many recipes on there that made my mouth water.

I decided on these chocolate toffee treats (they were nameless in the post so I apologize that I am taking the privilege of giving them a title!) that just sounded like they were delectable and boy were they! I decided since I was baking this the night before a team meeting at work I'd bring in "the goods" for the meeting. After my co-workers ogled the results, the container was passed around and by 10am when the meeting ended, and all but about 4 small pieces were gone.

These were simple, easy, and incredibly tasty! As Doodles suggested in her blog entry, I will definitely try this recipe again perhaps switching up the type of chocolate, etc. This is one of those recipes that would be a lifesaver to make for a quick dessert/snack for unexpected company or for any gathering really - it's sure to be a hit!

Chocolate Toffee Treats

4 ounces saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.

In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread t cover crackers completely.

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces.


Cooking and the City said...

Looks yum, Robin :-)

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Doodles said...

FYI .......

it was yummy Robin...thanks