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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Homemade Salted Caramel Crunchy Toffee Squares (Nut free!)

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I'm so thrilled to be participating in The Everyday Home's 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange!
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Nothing says yummy to me like homemade toffee.

 When I stopped eating nuts a few years ago, I stopped eating traditional toffee. I was so glad one day when I had this idea. I decided to use rice krispies (the gluten free kind!) to imitate that crunchiness that the pecans typically bring to it. I don't miss the nuts one bit. Everyone raves about these and so it must not just be me! I hope you enjoy them, and enjoy the fact that by using gluten free Rice Krispies and no nuts, you might be able to accommodate one of your friends with a food allergy (but you should always ask in advance of course!). 





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Salted Caramel Crunchy Toffee Squares (Nut Free)
Yummy traditional toffee with a slight twist! With the addition of sea salt for that hint of flavor and the secret ingredient to replace nuts, you'll find these gluten free bar cookies are divine!
Ingredients
  • 4 sticks (1 lb) real butter
  • 2 1/2 brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cups rice crispies (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 bag (12 oz) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
Instructions
Spray a jelly roll pan (mine is 12x18 inches) with PAM or similar non-stick spray. Sprinkle all 3 cups of rice krispies into the pan, spreading evenly. n a regular sauce pan over medium heat, mix together 4 sticks (1 lb) butter and all the brown sugar. You will stir constantly until the temperature reaches 300 degrees. Be sure and stir the entire time!Next, pour the toffee mixture over the rice krispies. Be sure and pour evenly over the pan (usually 4 rows). Once it is all in the pan, spread out to any areas it might not have reached. Do this delicately so things don't stick and get out of hand! Make sure the toffee is covering the rice krispies and gently push them together.Once everything is even, sprinkle both bags of chocolate all over the toffee. You can do 2 bags of one flavor, but my family likes to mix them. Place the pan into the preheated oven for 2-3 minutes to soften the chocolate chips.Remove from the oven and spread the melted chocolate all over the toffee. Allow to cool for several hours. I prefer to score my toffee (usually 1/2 hr to 1 hr after coming out of the oven), but it is perfectly fine to break it apart. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 60





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16 comments :

  1. OK Toffee is one of my favorite sweet treats! I've never tried making it before but I'm oh so willing to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe.
    cheers

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    1. It's really deceptively easy. The hard part is not eating it! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Salted caramel! I'm there! I'm okay with nuts but having the option I would use the rice crispies too. Pinning! ~Jeanette

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    1. I remember reading a few years ago that salt was the new "twist" in sweets. I remember thinking, "no way!" and now I think, "Why did we never do this sooner?" LOL. Thanks for pinning! I appreciate it!

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  3. I don't care for nuts and would much rather have rice crispies! We love toffee and I know that this treat wouldn't last long at my house. This is going to be a great addition to my cookie file!

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    1. Yes, they certainly don't last long around here! LOL!

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  4. Toffee is one of my favorite candies. I've attempted to make it before in the past, unsuccessfuly. Your recipe makes me want to try again.

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    1. Please do try again Amy, I really think you will have luck, and the price on homemade is so much nicer than store bought :)

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  5. Toffee is also one of my favorites. Adding salt just tops it off perfectly! ~Tammy

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  6. Those look so yummy, Sara. And your pictures are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mary! It was hard to even take pictures. My will power was heavily tested and I was batting 8 little boy hands away. LOL!

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  7. I'm so into salted caramel anything right now! It's been a pleasure to be on the cookie exchange with you! Happy Holidays!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thanks Leslie! My internet has been on the fritz and I'm so excited about hopping along to all the recipes! Can't wait to check yours out!

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  8. What a wonderful flavor combo! How fun to use rice crispies- this is a must-try!

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  9. Oh... those look so yummy! Pinned... must try this Christmas!

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