Chocolate Toffee Bark

Every few years a recipe goes around that, at first look, seems really strange. Who can forget that strawberry Jello and pretzels dessert everyone served a while back? Weird combination but it tasted good. I can even remember when broccoli salad hit our area. Raw broccoli and mayonnaise—no thanks! But since tasting it, broccoli salad has been a favorite, served at almost every picnic I’ve had. It will even make an appearance on my Christmas dinner table this year.

This next treat fits right into the strange dishes category. My friend Una brought this to our Cookbook Club’s cookie exchange and it was the hit of the day. I hope you’ll try it. It takes only minutes to make and really does taste great.

1 sleeve saltine crackers
2 sticks butter
¾ cup sugar
1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
3 Heath Bars, crunched
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place one layer of saltines on a jelly roll pan which has been covered with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 375ยบ.

Meanwhile boil sugar and butter on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Pour over crackers and spread evenly.

Bake 8 minutes. Let settle for 1 minute.

Pour chocolate chips over crackers. When melted, spread evenly over crackers and sprinkle with Heath Bars. Chill several hours. Peel from foil and break into pieces.