Peppermint Toffee

(adapted from: http://www.iheartnaptime.net)

What do Santa’s elves like to eat for their afternoon snack while taking a break from making toys for good little girls and boys? This easy-to-make holiday treat boasting graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, and white chocolate; topped off with crushed candy canes for the perfect crunch!

Yield: 10-12 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 candy canes, crushed

DIRECTIONS:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Line a large half-sheet jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.
  • Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and then line the pan with graham crackers
  • Place the butter and sugar in a medium sized pot over low medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring to a boil for 3 minutes.
  • Once it's nice and bubbly and changed to more of a caramel color, remove pan from heat and pour evenly over crackers. Spread mixture with a knife... however it doesn't have to be perfect. Try to move fast during this part so the toffee doesn't harden.
  • Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Melt the chocolate and then spread over the top with a spatula. Sprinkle candy canes on top and then place in the freezer for 15 minutes. If desired, drizzle red chocolate on top. Once chocolate has hardened break pieces off the foil and in a container.

It will stay fresh for 1 week.

For the drizzle, melt 1/2 cup red melting chocolate (or add red dye to 1/2 cup melted white chocolate) and then place in a zip top bag. Snip the very tip off and drizzle over the top. Place back in the freezer until hardened.

 

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