Archive for Desserts
Janes Poor Man’s Toffee
My next door neighbor Jane used to make up huge platters of yummies on the holidays and then bring it to our house….and these things are just totally addictive….
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
Enough graham crackers to make a layer on a cookie sheet (regular size cookie sheet… if it’s a large sheet you will need to increase butter and sugar to 1 1/2 cups of each!)
1 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips
1/2 12 ounce bag of toffee chips (you can substitute SCOR bars or Heath Bars if your store is out of toffee chips)
Line a cookie sheet with foil(cleanup easier). Bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan and simmer it for about 5 minutes. Put a layer of crackers on the cookie sheet, close together. ‘
Pour the brown sugar mixture over the crackers and bake for about 6-10 minutes(I do the 10 it should be bubbley) at 350F.
Remove and immediately pour the chocolate chips over the crackers, evenly distributing them. Let it sit a minute and then spread the chocolate across the mixture with the spatula gently so as not to disturb the crackers underneath. Let it sit for another 30 seconds and at this point it pretty much spreads like frosting.
Then I top with toffee bits. You can top with whatever you like.
My favorite is just some chopped walnuts, but you can also try dark chocolate with candy cane bits, white chocolate with dried cherries, rocky road, m&m’s…just about every combo you can think of.
Put it in the refrigerator to let it set up… then break apart into toffee shaped pieces. I’ve seen recipes using other types of crackers too, but the graham crackers are my favorite.
This makes a bunch and keeps & ships really well.. but it won’t last long!
Sex in a Pan – My niece Julia gave me this recipe!
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. butter
1 c. flour
1 lg. carton Cool Whip
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
2 sm. pkgs. chocolate pudding
3 c. milk
Mix nuts, butter and flour. Press in 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees
for 10 minutes. Cool.
Mix 1/2 of the Cool Whip, powdered sugar and cream cheese.
Spread on crust. Mix pudding and milk and spread over crust. Spread
other 1/2 of Cool Whip on top. Chill.
We have no idea of it keeps well because there is never any left!