joining coffee, facebook, gum, and chapstick, i have a brand new addiction to add the to ranks. it's called poor man's toffee, and it's the WORST.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark, milk-your preference)
40 saltine crackers
preheat oven to 350º. line cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. place a layer of crackers on the foil. melt sugar and butter until a boil is reached. reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. pour this mixture over the crackers and spread to coat evenly. bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the toffee becomes bubbly. after removing the pan from the oven, sprinkle on the chocolate chips. let them soften and melt, and then spread them into an even layer. let cool and, if desired for expediting purposes, refrigerate until hardened. break into pieces. (see full recipe here).
do not make this if you have little to no self-control or if you don't have friends to give it away to. don't even buy the ingredients. that's called playing with fire, and it's dangerous.