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.


Katie said...

Thanks for posting this...I was going to bug you for the recipe.

4boyzmdmom said...

That sounds yummy...we'll have to try it!

andrea said...

No way.....I might not be able to mess that one up!