Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack (Yep, it's that addicting!)

1 pan makes about 4 dozen little bars or “cookies”

2 1/2 Sticks of butter (1 1/4 cups)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
4 dozen saltine crackers
12 oz chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Line up saltine crackers (yep, saltines) in rows - all in a single layer.

Microwave the butter to melt. Then in a saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly-or it will burn.

Bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes exactly and continue to stir and scrape the sides of the saucepan constantly.

Pour the melted butter/sugar combo over the crackers. Spread gently and evenly over the surface of all the crackers. Try not to disturb their places, you want them to remain in a single layer and not overlap.

Bake for 5 min.

The sugar will bubble up significantly but will settle down quickly. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Allow to rest for a few minutes until all the chips are nice and shiny. Spread them with a knife or flat spatula, like you are frosting.

I break up almonds over the top but you could use pistachios or any other nut you like.

Refrigerate for 1 hour and break into pieces. Serve.


Melanie said...

You had me at butter.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Dangerous stuff.

Kim Kasch said...

I know the crackers sound you should substitute graham crackers...but, they are the best!

The Happy Whisk said...

I had heard about this somewhere but I don't know where and they didn't leave the formula. Thanks for that and Happy Eating.

Rena and Denny said...

Oooh, a sweet/salty combo!

Lynn T said...

Kim - Made this and my kids absolutely LOVED it!!! New Christmas tradition born at our house - thanks!!!

Kim Kasch said...

THW: This is the EZ'est evah!
Rena: It's too good - no joke!
Lynn T: I warned you! This stuff is crack at Christmas ;D