Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monique's Cracker Candy
Here's the latest craze at our house! I discovered this recipe in a cookbook I bought from my niece Erika--she's in a catering class in high school. It's full of awesome, easy recipes and I just had to try this one. I made it first for choir (we have treats every week but Fast Sunday), then a couple of family parties after that, pack meeting, 2 Christmas parties . . . my kids love it and people have been calling for the recipe so I thought I'd post it! It takes about 15 minutes to make but must harden. Enjoy!
Monique's Cracker Candy by Laura Lewis
1-1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1 normal bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of peanuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place one layer of crackers in pan. Melt butter and boil butter and brown sugar for 4 minutes. Pour over crackers and bake in the oven 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over crackers-spread evenly once the chocolate chips are shiny. Add nuts if you are using them and press into chocolate. Refrigerate until hardened (at least an hour)and break into pieces.