With a little help from a certain midget, I made the best version I have done yet. It still isn't right (the cracker part didn't soak up all the toffee part, and the toffee part is a little chewy) but it is edible! I'm sure I didn't read something right- because this is a time tested recipe with a lot of ladies I know.
If you want to give it a try, here is the recipe.
1 c Butter; don't use margarine
1 c LIGHT brown sugar; not dark
12 oz Chocolate chips
1 c Nuts; chopped, YOUR choice
Line up the saltines on a jelly roll pan that has been LINED with FOIL that makes a bigger rim then the pan. There should be 5 rows of 8.
Melt butter and add LIGHT brown sugar. Stir often and bring to a full rolling boil for EXACTLY 3 minutes.
Pour over the saltines and bake in a 400 oven for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and wait until they are almost melted; spread over all the saltines. Drop the nuts over top as evenly as possible. Refrigerate for two hours and then break up into pieces. Can be stored in a pretty tin with tissue paper or clear Christmas bags with ribbon tied around.