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Topic: Cheapest/Easiest Last min gift ever-Chocolate Toffee Pieces; "Christmas Crack!"  (Read 139009 times)
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« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2010 06:06:53 PM »

I have never tasted or even heard of this before, but I thought it sounded tasty and simple so I just made some!  I have been reading all the pages of comments while it cools in the fridge.  Unfortunately it sounds like some have had a bad time using margarine, which I used instead of butter without thinking twice about it.  I have never used butter for anything. (Can you tell I am not a candy-maker?)  Here's hoping it turned out, anyway!

Edit: Just tasted it.  It did not turn out.  It does not "crack."  It's kind of gooey and greasy.  Flavor-wise it is alright I guess...  Sad
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« Reply #141 on: December 11, 2010 10:14:22 AM »

Since I'm snowed in today (yay blizzard!) I'm working on my 2nd batch for a cookie exchange at work this week.  Though how I'll be able to leave these alone until the exchange I have NO idea.  LOVE this recipe, I've used yours since you posted it!  Thanks bunches!
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« Reply #142 on: December 11, 2010 02:37:38 PM »

I made these again yesterday to take to a friend's house. They loved them! I used cashews as the nuts!
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« Reply #143 on: December 13, 2010 06:37:34 AM »

This is so yummy!
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« Reply #144 on: December 13, 2010 01:50:01 PM »

I just made these again with graham crackers instead of saltines and sprinkled with almonds - apparently now it's called almond roca! Still just as fast and delicious, but a little less cost effective.
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« Reply #145 on: December 13, 2010 03:56:53 PM »

I hate baking but I decided to give this a go.  Oh MY!  Super easy and super delicious!  Thanks so much for sharing.  I think this will be my go to if I ever need to bring something to a potluck.
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« Reply #146 on: December 14, 2010 09:11:07 AM »

I finally made some..now I am wondering how long I have to wait until they cool enough to try them....


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« Reply #147 on: December 14, 2010 02:14:59 PM »

I finally made some..now I am wondering how long I have to wait until they cool enough to try them....

I put them outside to cool when it's winter.  I made a batch when I got up this morning, then took a shower, and by the time I was dressed, they were ready to come in and be broken up.  Then again, we set a record low today!
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« Reply #148 on: December 14, 2010 07:29:13 PM »

For those of you having problems:

I've made this twice now. First time it was terrible. The sugar and the butter didn't combine. Second time it turned out perfect. What happened was you do not want it to be at all liquid. You need to make sure all the sugar has dissolved and you want the mixture to be thick while on the stove. Give it time and it will thicken alot. I kept my temperature exactly in the middle of med to high.

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« Reply #149 on: December 15, 2010 12:25:42 AM »

OMG it is fabulous, I had a few friends around for dinner last night, and put some shards of this on dessert..they thought it was awesome and spent the rest of the evening eating it...they all want more for christmas!

I used real butter and really good dark belgian chocolate. I have to say that I was unsure about the crackers,  but they are brilliant, they give a crunch and a lightness, without you knowing exactly what they are.

it is soooooooo good and those pseudo saltines from Aldi worked perfectly. I topped mine with chopped salted peanuts..making it cheaper to make and the combination of the salt and sweet is to die for..
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