In Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, Shauna Sever describes this kitschy, candy-like classic as "the unicorn of the cookie tin" -- irresistible, elusive, and mysterious.

Source: Midwest Living

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Yield:
48 pieces
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15×10-inch baking pan with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray. Arrange crackers snugly in rows to cover the entire pan, breaking crackers in half if necessary to fill any gaps.

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and fine sea salt. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

  • Pour mixture over crackers and smooth quickly and evenly using an offset spatula. Bake until toffee darkens and bubbles, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Sprinkle chocolate evenly over toffee; let stand 2 to 3 minutes to soften. Using a clean spatula, smooth chocolate over toffee. If desired, sprinkle with nuts and lightly sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 13mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 9g; protein 1g; vitamin a 118.3IU; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 4.2mcg; sodium 82mg; potassium 12mg; calcium 16mg; iron 0.2mg.
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