OK — I have to say that the said ‘secret ingredient’ in this is a tad weird but I assure you, I tested and tried this recipe and it is so yummy!! See if people can guess what that ingredient might be. My youngest guessed cause he said he saw the bottom. Intrigued?? Read on 😉
1/4 lb (one sleeve) saltines (the salted ones)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper (the pan needs to have a lip to it or these things will leak all over your oven.) Place saltines in pan, salted side up. Leave just a bit of space between crackers so the toffee with encase the entire cracker when done.
Bring sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes (time the boiling after the whole thing starts boiling, not just the edges). And, resist the urge to stir it.
Pour boiling mixture over crackers. Place in oven for 5 minutes.
Put dollops of peanut butter on top and return to the oven for 1 minute.
Spread melted peanut butter over mixture with spatula and top with chocolate chips. Then, put back into the oven for 1 minute.
Use spatula to spread the chocolate chips (which have melted). Top with M&M pieces (or whatever you come up with). Place in freezer for at least 1 hour. Once these are set, crack them into individual pieces.