It's time to have a serious talk about... crack! I am sort of known as the crack dealer around these parts! Christmas crack that is! Have you tried it? I made this several years ago then took a break from it until recently... and I must say I feel like a crackhead every time I run to the candy dish for more. You will feel the same way when you are scooping up the crumbs for one last bite!
WARNING*** these little bastards are very addictive!
You need just 4 ingredients:
1 1/4-1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers (yes sounds odd)
12 oz bag chocolate chips
1 1/4 C. brown sugar
1 1/4 C. butter
Watch out! These ingredients combined are a dangerous mix!
I didn't take a photo of this but to start, line a cookie sheet with foil (you can spray the foil with pam to make the removal easier). Line the cookie sheet with a single layer of crackers. Use broken crackers to fill in any open areas on the sides of the cookie sheet. This usually takes about 1 and 1/4-1/2 sleeve of crackers. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Okay this is an ugly picture but you get to see what the butter and brown sugar will look like.
Add 1 1/4 cups of butter and 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat. Once it is boiling cook for 3 minutes, stir often.
After you have boiled your toffee for 3 minutes, pour over your crackers. Spread the mix with a spoon to cover all crackers. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.
Use a fork and move any stray crackers back into position! Some will move around. Scatter the entire bag of chocolate chips over the toffee.
Wait a few minutes until the chocolate melts just a bit and spread it around with a spoon to cover all of the crackers. (If the chocolate does not spread, pop it back into the oven for about 2 minutes). If you want, top with chopped nuts, pretzels, candies, or whatever you want... or don't! It is just as good plain.
Put in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until the chocolate is hard.
Once chocolate is hard, remove from the cookie sheet and break in pieces. Be careful! Some of the foil may stick to the chocolate.
Eat, eat, eat! If you feel like it, share with others but beware!!! They will want more (and so will you!).
You don't have to wait until Christmas to make this... Try making this with white chocolate and a red candy topping for Valentine's day!
Enjoy your crack.
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