This might be my new favorite holiday munchie. It is so good and so simple. Of course, that makes these bad boys exceptionally dangerous. They are salty, sweet and oh so addictive. In other words, they are the perfect Christmas treat.
As I have shared before, Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday. One of my favorite memories is helping my Mom decorate our Christmas tree. For many years I used to buy my Mom an ornament every Christmas. We had a new, fancy tree (although I guess it’s not so new any more) and our old ornaments weren’t worthy of such a beautiful tree.
It’s actually been awhile since I have bought my Mom a new ornament, but when I connected with Patience Brewster through her virtual cookie exchange, it reminded me how much I enjoyed hunting for the perfect ornament for my Mom.
Patience crafts the most beautiful items, and I particularly love her Christmas ornaments, especially this cat ornament. I know — big shocker! I imagine Max would be thrilled (not!) to wear such a fun costume. If you’re in search of beautiful, one-of-kind ornaments and so much more, be sure to check out Patience’s website. I could spend hours there!
And while you shop or decorate your Christmas tree or celebrate the holidays with loved ones, I highly encourage you to have a big bowl of these insanely good peanut butter toffee oyster crackers next to you. These only take minutes to make, store well and will impress your guests. They are my new favorite holiday treat and I am fully prepared to defend my spot next to the bowl. 🙂
Peanut Butter Toffee Oyster Crackers
- 1 bag Oysters Crackers about 4 cups
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, then lightly coat the foil with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In medium saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 3 minutes (the mixture will bubble and get fluffy). Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract.
- Stir in oyster crackers and spread crackers over the prepared cookie sheet as evenly as possible. Don’t worry if you can’t spread it out in a single layer.
- Bake 2 minutes. Remove from oven and stir crackers, now smoothing out into a single layer.
- Bake for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
- Stir, to break up the pieces if they have clumped together, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.