Thursday, July 8, 2010

Salted Toffee Chocolate Squares

 Craving something salty?  Craving something sweet?  I've got the treat for you!

Salted Toffee Chocolate Squares
source: Everyday Food by Martha Stewart, adapted by Amy's New Kitchen
serves 12

  • 13 graham crackers
  • 1 bag (8 oz) toffee bits
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, toasted & coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
Preheat oven to 350º. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Crush graham crackers and place in an even layer on the bottom of sheet. Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds over graham crackers.

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and butter to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until mixture is syrupy, ~2 minutes. Immediately pour evenly over graham crackers. Bake until sugar topping is bubbling, ~12 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips and salt over graham crackers. 

With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 2-inch squares. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack. (Store in an airtight container, up to 1 week.)  

The original recipe calls for the graham crackers to be placed whole on the bottom of the cookie sheet.  The way I did it, they make a nice graham cracker crust and once cooled, the foil peels away easily to perfectly cut squares.

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