I made this last night and it is so good! More than half the pan was gone in a few hours. Since the Holidays are here, I thought to post it in case any of you need an inexpensive gift or treat to give! It's very easy to make so the kiddos can help too.
1 sleeve of saltines
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks, salted)
Bag of milk chocolate chips (I used 3/4 a bag)
Crushed pecans/nuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a raised edge baking sheet in tin foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Line saltines in a single layer side by side.
- Combine brown sugar and butter in a pan for three minutes, bringing it to a boil.
- Once the the boiled mixture is finished, pour it over the saltines. Make sure you coat them as evenly as possible.
- Put in the oven for five minutes and take out when the mixture is bubbly.
- Once out of the oven, the saltines might have shifted. Move them back together with a knife or fork. Wait for 3 minutes for mixture to cool and the crackers are visible.
- Pour chocolate chips over crackers and let them sit to melt. Spread them over the crackers evenly. If you have a hard time melting them, throw the pan back in the oven for a minute or two.
- If you want to add the nuts, sprinkle them over the chocolate and gently press.
- Put the baking sheet in the fridge to harden and set.
- Once hardened, break into little pieces and enjoy!
Store in fridge or in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to avoid getting soggy.
Yummo! Next time though, I think I'm going to double the brown sugar and butter mixture, and use a thinner layer of chocolate. It is still delightful though...they call it Christmas Crack because it's so addictive!