Jan Mullikin Recipe

Poor Man's Toffee

By Jan Mullikin jmulliki

Recipe Rating:
a lot!
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Jan's Story

This toffee/cookie/brittle type of treat is great to whip up in just minutes with almost nothing in the pantry!
I guess that's why it's called Poor Man's Toffee!

You can personalize it to suit your taste. Some people sprinkle chocolate chips on top as a chocolate covered toffee. (I detest touching chocolate chips so I never use them!) (I know--that's really weird--but I think they have the texture of thumb tacks in my mouth!!!) You can also use chocolate graham crackers but I think they are hard to tell if they're burning! Ha!


graham cracker squares (the whole square) (about 2 packages)
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
3/4 c
melted butter or margarine
3/4 c
chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Directions Step-By-Step

Line a 13 X 9 or close to that size, pan with foil. (I use the non-stick type and it can be reused over and over).
Place graham crackers on the foil with entire bottom covered in crackers. If you have any space, just break some crackers and fill it in with the broken pieces.
Combine butter, sugar in a saucepan; cook until it's melted about 2 minutes.
Add nuts. Remove from stove and set aside.
Pour buttery mixture over the crackers and spread to sides. Don't worry if it's thin in spots--when it heats it will spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes--my oven bakes fast so I watch it at 8 minutes! It shouldn't be very brown--just golden brown. Remove and cool. (I put mine outside on the deck or you can put it in the fridge to hurry it up) Break into pieces and watch it disappear fast!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 29, 2012
I've made these too. Great recipes.
JoAnn Souto JoSouto
Dec 17, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Bea L. BeachChic
Dec 29, 2010
Absolutely. It's such a good feeling. Happy New Year!
Jan Mullikin jmulliki
Dec 29, 2010
Isn't it great to make something out of so few ingredients!
Bea L. BeachChic
Dec 29, 2010
Hi, Jan. I make these, too, but mine is called pecan bark.