Saturday, December 19, 2009

Easy Homemade Heath Bars for Christmas

Ok, so we're less than a week out from the holiday, and, if you're like me, you're still baking Christmas cookies. Maybe you're just getting started, or maybe your family ate up the ones you've been continually making since the beginning of December (ahem, family) and you need to replenish. Either way, these super easy homemade heath bars are always a hit for Christmas. My family has been making them since sometime in the 1980s when a family friend gave us the recipe. They're a must on our Christmas cookie list.

And, the best part is how simple they are. They definitely meet my criteria of being quick, easy, inexpensive AND impressive.

Here we go:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
a bag milk chocolate chips
nuts or holiday sprinkles optional for topping


Spray or grease cookie sheet.
Line with saltines.
Cook sugar and butter over medium to low heat until sugar completely dissolves and mixture is hot and bubbly.
Pour over saltines and smooth evenly. Cook at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until toffee is light golden brown.
Remove pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
As the heat begins to melt the chips, spread them smoothly over entire pan. Add toppings if desired.
Cool and break or cut into bars.

Wait and see how long a batch lasts around your house. Mine only lasted three days...

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