Sunday, December 13, 2009

Surprise... It's me making Saltine Toffee !!!


Here's the surprise I promised you... sorry it took so long!!! It's a cooking video of me taken for a local segment called Who's Cookin' in Sedalia. This video was taken in November. I hope you enjoy watching it. I thought this would be a way to bring you into my kitchen. I'm so thankful to everyone who follows or visits my blog and this is a way for those of you who don't personally know me to get to see my personality. It's so strange seeing myself!! I think I sound like a dork and I wish someone would have told me sooner that shirt makes me look pregnant (and I'm NOT)!! Enjoy :)


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SALTINE TOFFEE
37 saltines cracker squares
1 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
1 oz white candy coating
Place crackers in a single layer in a foil-lined 15-in. x -10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large saucepan, bring butter and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. Spread over crackers.Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with chips. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until chips begin to melt; spread chocolate evenly over top.In a microwave, melt white candy coating; stir until smooth. Drizzle over toffee. Chill for 15-20 minutes or until set; break into pieces. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds.

22 comments:

Ashley C. said...

Good job on the recipe. You are still a dork like when we were kids but you crack me up. Maybe you will get your own cooking show! That'd be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Heidi I loved the video!! You are a star!!! and so REAL!!!! You done GREAT and it takes alot of talking to take up 15 mintues ! are they going to post this on their website?

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, you are so dear and so charming! I loved every second of this delightful cooking video. Well done!!

Lara said...

Me and two of my girls were glued to the screen during your video. You're a total natural in front of the camera and I was so fascinated with the different way you made that toffee (compared to my own version).

MaRiN said...

Great job on the video...you're a natural! I am totally camera shy so you won't be seeing me on my blog anytime soon! Fun recipe, thanks for sharing.

Annemarie said...

I have made this before and it is amazing!

When did I become my Mom said...

My kids and I loved watching you make these. :-) Simple recipe and I'm sure it's very fulfilling. I am a big fan of salt with chocolate (hello chocolate covered pretzels!)

Hope your microwave is working again, and btw - what a great attitude when the white choc wouldn't melt! :-)

Here from SITS.

cookies and cups said...

Great recipe and tutorial! I love secret ingredients too, they are my weakness ;)

Peggy Clyde. said...

Thank you for the great video and recipe. I love salty and sweet together and I'm going to try this today. Thanks.

Tiffanee said...

Your video is awesome! I agreed you are a natural star. Can't wait to watch you in your own show. I also can't wait to try the toffee.

teresa said...

aw, you're so cute! this was a lot of fun to watch. sometimes when i cook i pretend i'm doing a cooking show! lol! i love the look of this toffee!

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you made a mess...I think good cooks DO make messes! ;-) Great video... I love the John Deere on your stove!

This is one of my favorite candies to make at Christmas! My dad couldn't believe it had saltines in it when I finally told him!!

I haven't been brave enough to try the velveeta fudge yet...that seems too weird to me! But, I know it's one of Paula's favorites!

Melody said...

How fun! I've had this before and I love it. Maybe I'll try my hand at it this year. Thanks!

Peggy Clyde. said...

I tried this today and everyone loved it. Thanks.

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like a most wonderful treat Heidi! And so easy to do. Looks festive!

Anonymous said...

I made this today and I have a ? Is it suppose to be sticky on the bottom? I wanted to make sure that I made it right, It tastes good but just wondering.

4*KowBoys said...

Cute video. We love those saltine toffees around here. I think I need to make those tomorrow!! Yummy!

Heidi said...

Anonymous with the question- They shouldn't be sticky on the bottom. It sounds to me like the mixture didn't boil long enough before spreading it on the crackers. Did you try putting it in the fridge? Was the entire thing sticky on the bottom or just the middle?

Anonymous said...

The whole thing was sticky. I thought that it might not have boiled long enough, but i let it boil for like 6 minutes.So does it need to be thick like yours was in the video? Thank you

Heidi said...

Yes, it should be thickened. It may have just been something as crazy as the weather. Sometimes my no bake cookies don't turn out because of the humidity level being off. You may have needed to leave it in the oven longer also.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

See yours turned out mine stuck to the tin foil, but what I could get was super yummy!

Ok I'm trying again!

Ingrid said...

Great video! I love this stuff. It's soo good. I actually add a touch of sea salt to the caramel to kick up the salty. I've also so made it with tortilla and graham crackers instead of the saltines. This "recipe" is awesome because it can be changed a bunch and still leave you with something addictively good.
~ingrid