When I was in college, I eagerly awaited my roommate's return from home after holiday break because she was always loaded up on delicious goodies and treats. Not only was she a friend of the owner of a candy shop, her mom was also a prolific baker. I loved all of these yummies, but none were looked forward to as much each year (and this may have been why we lived together for three years) as her mom's toffee bars. Looking back, I'm rather confused as to why I didn't, ya know, JUST MAKE THESE MYSELF. But in college, my idea of cooking was heating up a Lean Cuisine dinner. I assumed that such bakery deliciousness was the result of hours of efforts in the kitchen.
I WAS WRONG.
My memory of these bars suddenly appeared in my head last Christmas, when I decided to take it upon myself to attache some kind of treat to all my Christmas gifts. After two seconds of Googling, I discovered that these bars would have fit right into my college cooking methodology.
I got to work, and lo, the results were easy and delicious.
The recipe can be found here.
Get to fake baking! All you need is sugar, butter, graham crackers, chocolate chips and nuts (or no nuts if you're me). Even I have that stuff in my kitchen! And these are easily made gluten free with the usage of gluten-free graham crackers. My favorites are made by Kinninnick Foods.
What about you? What are your favorite holiday goodies? Do you have aspirations of amazing your family with treat bags, only to forget them in your kitchen at home? NOT THAT I DID THAT.