The secret ingredient to these little gems are the Heath Toffee Bits - Bit 'O Brickel Toffee Bits that top off the saltine crackers. Just recently my husband and I have discovered Heath Bars and we love them and especially in the snack size bars. Adding these little sugary bits made specifically for baking to the crackers truly took them over the top in flavor!
I used unsalted butter for the best results, but you could substitute with margarine instead. The combination of brown and white sugars worked as well along with the vanilla to flavor them. And for the saltine crackers the cheapest costing brand worked just fine.
These crackers will keep up to two weeks covered in an airtight container and would be perfect for the holidays ahead.
So the next time you are needing a delicious, quick and easy dessert to take to a party or just make for yourself or family, here is the perfect recipe. I literally threw this together before taking my daughter to school in fifteen minutes. You can't get any easier than that. The extra cooking time in the oven with the heat turned off was a result of her needing to be at school and using the oven timer to stop the cooking as I drove away.
Did I tell you how much I love my cooking timer on my oven? It's a must for busy cooks and times that take you away from your kitchen.
It's like I said...you never know when genius will hit. Sometimes it's because you are a last minute, late to school mom who needs a dessert for a potluck at school and whammo you've created something wonderful!
This was my genius for the week. It doesn't happen often!