Recipe 57: Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares

Try not to hyperventilate. I say this because these caused some hysteria when I brought them to work.

Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares

They went mad. Or is that me? I must admit I’m listening to Disney’s “it’s a small world” and it’s messing with my head. I love it. It’s 13 minutes long. 

Moving on.

Step 1: Gather ingredients: Toffee bits, bittersweet chocolate, sugar, course salt, butter, toasted chopped almonds, graham crackers. 

Dolls kind of freak me out, but I can’t decide if the ones in “it’s a small world” are nice or are plotting my demise. 

Step 2: Place graham crackers in a single layer on a sheet. 

Honey bee Lego minifig approves.


Now the song has a really creepy laugh. They are plotting murder. 

Step 3: Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds evenly over graham crackers. 

I can see how my parents used to hate this song, but it’s very educational. There are many different languages. F you, Rosetta Stone. I learned my world languages from 300 audio-animatronic dolls. 

Step 4: Bring butter and sugar to a boil. 

This scared me. I’ve turned away from cooking sugar and turned back to black smoke. I kept my eye on it this time.

Step 5: Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer until mixture is syrupy. 

Ew. My kitchen smelled like butter. CALL PAULA!

Step 6: Pour over graham crackers. 

Did you know that the ride is described as a “dark boat ride”? Dark from the deepest pit of your nightmares. 

Step 7: Bake until sugar topping is bubbling. 

I think that’s bubbling enough.

Step 8: Immediately sprinkle chocolate and salt evenly over graham crackers. 

I’m glad I chose to use these big Ghirardelli chips instead of chopping a bar. This is prettier.

Step 9: Cut into 2-inch squares, let cool completely. 

betcha can’t eat just one. You’ll lose all inhibition and eat 5 like some people I know.


Link to original recipe

Start time: 9:00
End time: 9:39 (39 mins)
Martha’s estimated active time: 15 mins

What did I learn? 

  • It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears
  • It’s a world of hopes, and a world of fears
  • There’s so much that we share and it’s time we’re aware
  • It’s a small world after all
  • Muy pequeño el mundo es
  • Car le monde est tout petit

What do I need to learn? 

  • How do I take down the clown dolls?

When you go to bed tonight, try to imagine this:


and not this:

Bye now.

4 responses to “Recipe 57: Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares

  1. Yes, I ate 5. I REGRET NOTHING, I’d do it again.

  2. We need to meet for some coffee or something. So I can get my cooks. Oh and you can meet Rowan, or whatever, too.

  3. the assembly of these is interesting… but all the ingredients sound delightful, no wonder they were a big hit!

  4. Randi

    This sounds like a recipe I call crack, except it’s made with saltiness. Yummm

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