Besides the odd name of this creation " Christmas Crack" . When you combine saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar and chocolate together. You will find a very addictive treat you can not put down ! I am in process of creating Christmas treats that can freeze and travel over this holiday , and OMG is this one a hit !!!
2 Sleeves of Saltines
3 Sticks of Butter ( Real butter - do not use margarine)
1 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
3 Cups of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray heavy with nonstick cooking spray. I used a 1/2 sheet for this. Then line saltines ( single layer) touching each other and fill the pan. This one took 2 sleeves.
In a heavy pot add your butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes and shut off then give it a quick stir - be careful very hot !
after 3 minutes it will look like this below
Pour this golden hot mixture over your crackers evenly , Pop in a 375 Degree oven for 6 Minutes and remove.
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave - I do mine in 1 minute intervals. Took about 2 minutes total for this. Stir in between..
Pour your melted chocolate over your golden covered saltines - and by all means let your young'ns have that spatula to lick that melted goodness from. They will love you for it ! ( Make Cooking Fun For Kids- it will go along way)
Then you can top it with anything you like. As you can see from my photo below. I just grabbed things I had in by baking pantry. And divided it into 4 sections. One with holiday sprinkles, one with coconut, one with chopped pecans and the last with sea salt. After you do this , you will want to let it chill and harden up so you can crack it apart
Funny story on my cooling process. Living in the Adirondacks , its cold this time of the year so to save time I put my pan out on the front deck for a quick chill. Now mind you my thought was OK so deer do not like sweets and no critters will get up on the deck. I should have really thought about the LIVE Human Critter of a man that lives here, who undoubted had chocolate all over his hands and face, who thought it would be funny to crack into my Christmas Crack on the front deck with out me knowing it. ha ha !!!
When your creation is nice and chilled and firm, you simply start breaking it up into pieces an store in an air tight container and enjoy -
WARNING - THIS IS INCREDIBLY ADDICTING AND HARD TO STOP AT ONE PIECE ! Lets hope mine stays hidden in the freezer now till travel time !!