SALTED TOFFEE OYSTER CRACKERS


Ingredients
  • 4 cups Oyster Crackers
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or other seasoning - optional
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • Coarse Sea Salt or kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil then spray the foil lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter in a medium sized, heavy-bottomed, saucepan set over medium-low heat.  Add brown sugar and cayenne pepper (if using).  While stirring gently and very slowly, bring the mixture to a boil slowly and over steady heat.  Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature.  Continue stirring very slowly and gently (it is a slow process).  Boil 3-4 minutes or until the thermometer registers 270°-290°F and becomes lighter in color and “fluffier”. Turn off the heat and add the oyster crackers."
  4. Now, working quickly so the brown sugar/butter mixture doesn’t set up, pour the toffee/oyster crackers onto the prepared baking sheet and try to spread them out to a single layer. (If it is too difficult to spread the crackers into a single layer at this point, don’t worry – it will be possible in a few minutes.)
  5. Sprinkle the crackers lightly with coarse sea salt or kosher salt.
  6. Place the crackers on a middle rack in the hot oven and bake 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the crackers from the oven and smooth them out to a single layer.
  8. Place back in the oven and bake for 3 more minutes.
  9. After a total 5 minutes baking time, remove from oven and place the pan on a cooling rack to cool for 5 minutes.
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