Chocolate Cracker Candy :: Guest Post

My fabulous friend, Amanda from Serenity Now, is guest posting today about a favorite holiday recipe.  There are many wonderful recipes out in the blog world, but I must have to say hers stand out as ones I have done the most often with the most success…and they are easy!  My kind of girl!  Enjoy! Disclaimer: The recipe in this post is highly addictive. You may be inclined to make multiple batches of this Christmas treat due to the simple, straight-forward, and quick manner in which it can be thrown together. You may be inclined to hide Tupperware bins of this tasty delight in your cupboards and tell your husband you gave it to the preschool teachers. You may notice your waistline expand after "sampling" several batches. Please don't send me Anonymous hatemail comments if this occurs. You can blame T's Aunt Millie because it's her recipe anyways.
One of the best things about T's family is that they know how to cook. Well.
Today, I thought I'd share a recipe for Chocolate Cracker Candy that T's Aunt Millie gave to me 8 years ago.
Don't click away yet! I was a little put off by the idea of using Saltine crackers in a Christmas treat, but when I tried it, I felt like maybe I was tasting a little bit of heaven.
This recipe is a quick fix! It's perfect to wrap up as a gift for preschool teachers, neighbors, or husbands who keep asking, "Isn't there any dessert around here?"
{Millie's Cracker Candy}
Ingredients:
~Approximately 40 Saltine Crackers (I grabbed the cheap-o Wal-Mart ones because they were on sale and I didn't notice the difference in the results)
~1 cup butter (DON'T be skimpy and use margarine...you will notice a difference, and it won't be a good one!)
~1 cup light brown sugar
~2 cups milk chocolate chips (I just use a whole bag because who wouldn't want more chocolate?)
Directions:
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and layer with Saltines. They don't have to be perfectly aligned. Some can overlap if necessary.
Combine butter and brown sugar. Boil in a small saucepan and stir for 3 minutes.
Pour mixture evenly over the crackers. I use a spoon or spatula to spread it if I need to.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips and let stand for about 30 seconds.
Spread with a spatula until it looks like this (even chocolate coverage):
Refrigerate 2 hours (I like to do it overnight). It does not need to be covered in the fridge.
Break into pieces and be sure to peel off any pieces of aluminum foil that might have stuck to the bottom.
 
Enjoy, or wrap in wax paper and package in a cute gift boxes to share! Easy peasy!
{Bon Appetit!}
*Thanks to Ashley, for inviting me to share one of my family's favorite Christmas treats with her readers. I hope you'll stop by and visit me at Serenity Now to read about my attempts at crafty things, thrifty finds, recipes, stories of the slightly organized chaos that is my life, and more!

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DSC_0609 Thanks Amanda!  I am also sharing a favorite holiday dessert over at Amanda’s blog today so hop on over to check out my Blueberry Banana Cream Pie!  YUM!!



12 comments:

  1. Hi, Ashley! It's nice to meet you. If Amanda says to visit a blog, I do it--I trust her advice. And yours is beautiful!

    Amanda, thank you for the recipe. I've eaten this yummy treat several times, but didn't have a tried-and-true recipe for making it myself. Don't worry: if I gain weight from this, I won't send you an Anonymous email complaining. I'll sign my name!! ;)

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  2. Hi Ashley! I found you at Amanda's. Your pie looks quite scrumptious! I'm not a pie expert, but I think if you kind of bend the pastry over the edge of the pie plate and then flute it so it's almost hooked on to the edge of the plate, that will help it stay up.
    Visuals here http://bit.ly/hfyBDb

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  3. I made this a couple years ago and it was a big hit. :)

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  4. Hi! I found you from Amanda's blog and since I love her taste in blogs had to check yours out! So glad I did!

    Amanda--this looks delish! Must try soon! LOL...promise not to send mean emails if I gain weight either! LOL

    Ashley,

    I love your blog!!! I am going to be back soon to read more!

    Merry Christmas to you both!

    Mary Joy

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  5. I have wanted to try this recipe but never had one to follow - maybe I'll try it today!

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  6. Hello Ashley, visiting from Amanda's blog. Both of your recipes are so yummy, Im going to try them for sure :)

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  7. I haven't had this candy in forever. My mom used to make it when I was in high school. I love recipes like this that are good and don't have a lot of ingredients.

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  8. I make this, too and it is always a hit. And so, so easy!
    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Love Ashley's salty sweet treat!
    I read your pie post on her blog and it looked yummy! I wanted to mention how to bake the pie crust without it falling-although it didn't seem to make any difference to yours-it looked great. After you form the crust but a bag of dry beans in it to help hold up the crust, they also sell pie beads that are silver and linked together, you can save those beans just for baking :) or throw them out.

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  10. Actually it does turn out perfectly with margarine-not from the tub, the stick kind. I've made it for years this way.

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