Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cracking up for Cracker Candy

During a recent cleaning blitz in my kitchen I found a tiny recipe card shoved almost under my fridge. Maybe the nutrition gods were trying to will it away from my kitchen because I don't think butter, sugar, salt or chocolate are on any superfood list? Who knows but this candy is super addictive.

Cracker Candy

40 saltines
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 (12 oz.) package milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover large rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Line up saltines on the cookie sheet. Bring butter and sugar to a boil to dissolve sugar. CAREFULLY and slowly pour hot sugar mixture over crackers evenly as possible. Crackers may shift a bit and resist the urge to straighten them up because this is atomic hot stuff. Using oven mits CAREFULLY put in oven and bake 5 minutes. CAREFULLY remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chips. Heat from sugar mixture will melt chips so you can spread it over candy. Let cool at room temperature for awhile then pop in the fridge until hard. When hardened you can break it apart but be sure to store in the fridge.

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