The recipe is super easy, super fast to put together, and only has 5 ingredients, the majority of which you probably have. I just had to go out to get the jumbo cheese-its, though the regular size would work if you can't find them. I also had to get milk chocolate chips, as I usually work with semi-sweet and darker.
Cheese-It Toffee Bark
Recipe from Vanilla Sugar Blog
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup, packed light brown sugar
2 bags of 11.05 ounces of milk chocolate chips
Approx ½ box of the Big-size Cheez-It’s, depending on your pan size (use the big ones, as they cover more room)
1 cup of crushed toasted pecans (or walnuts or whatever you crave)
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. Line jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Or just use a non-stick jelly roll pan. I recommend the latter, as it makes it very easy to remove the toffee.
3. Lay a flat layer of Cheez-It crackers out on the foil. Cover any gaps with additional cheese-its. It's ok if it's not completely flat.
|Just out of the oven.|
5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5-8 minutes, or until the toffee becomes bubbly. Turn off oven, then take out of oven and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then sprinkle on the chocolate chips. But tray back in oven to help the chips melt a bit. When chips are melted a bit (about a minute in the oven), spread them into an even layer like you would frosting a cake. After done spreading the chocolate, sprinkle on the chopped nuts or whatever else you want to add.
|Spread the soft chocolate until all of the cheese-its and caramel are covered|
|Sprinkle the nuts, then let cool.|
I refrigerated mine overnight which made it the perfect consistency to break into pieces. The squares of the cheese-its make this really easy too as they generally want to break at seam points.
And the response? Everyone loved it! The fact that it was made from cheese-its made them even more intrigued. Everyone was fascinated by the fact that it was toffee, with just a hint of the saltiness from the cheese. And now I have to get this post out for the numerous recipe requests that I received!
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