OK, these sound strange but they are just great. I got this recipe from my Mother-n-Law and now they are a Holiday tradition. After getting this recipe I have found may variations of this recipe floating around. I normally pack them in tins and give away as gifts during the holidays. The mixture of sweet toffee with the salty crackers is so good! I'd recommend using a really good chocolate.
Because I have some family members that are allergic to pecans, I have used toasted hazelnuts and they just loved them. Don't expect them to "break" along the shapes of the crackers. They break into various shapes, but still look very nice. Since I have made these many times I normally use a 9x13 pan. One more thing I have tried this with 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 cup semisweet chips but the recipe listed below was what was passed down from my Mother-n-Law.
Saltine Toffee Cookies
* 4 ounces saltine crackers
* 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup chopped pecans or your favorite nuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
** Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or non stick aluminum foil and then place the saltine crackers in single layer over the parchment paper or foil.
** In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread them to cover the crackers completely.
** Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces.