Popcorn toffee bars can be made a few days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. (KRYSTEN MASSA / THE STATESMAN)

Popcorn toffee bars can be made a few days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. KRYSTEN MASSA / THE STATESMAN

Looking for something quick and easy to whip up for when your friends come over? College Gal’s rendition of a popcorn toffee crack bar is the perfect combination of salty and sweet that will be good for any occasion.

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil spray

15 graham crackers

Four cups of popped popcorn

Pretzels

¾ cup of puffed rice cereal

1½ cups of of unsalted butter

¾ cups of sugar

1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Sea salt

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a large baking sheet with tinfoil and coat it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the graham crackers across the entire cooking sheet and top them with popcorn, pretzels and puffed rice cereal.

Put the butter and sugar in a  medium sauce pan and cook on medium heat to bring to a boil. Once the mix is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer and swirl the mixture occasionally until it turns a golden brown color with a syrup-like consistency.

This process should take around 8-10 minutes.

Once this is done, pour this toffee creation over the graham crackers. Bake this for about 10 to 12 minutes until the toffee coating is slightly darkened to a nice brown color. As the bars cook, you will begin to notice the sweet scent in the air.

Remove the pan from the oven and top the bars with the chocolate chips so they melt into the other ingredients. If you want, sprinkle some sea salt on top for some more flavor.

Let this cool for a few minutes and then you are ready to break it up and pass it around.