Posted by: Kelsey Avers | March 22, 2010

Amazing Recipe #4: Cracker Candy

Crunchy goodness

The finished product of this recipe is sitting in my freezer as we speak. Despite my boyfriend trying to calculate how many calories are in Cracker Candy (also called Saltine Toffee Candy), exactly, I still wish I had a time machine so I could fast forward 20 minutes so I could eat it in its wonderfully chilled, delicious state. Don’t let the ingredients discourage you. This stuff is amazing. Decadent. Mouthwatering. The perfect blend of salty and sweet chocolaty caramelization (yes, it’s a word…). Go ahead, make it. I know you want to. This is a perfect dessert to make for a get-together with others, even if its just a casual hangout or a business luncheon.

Simple and delicious ingredients


Ingredients

37 Saltine Crackers (one wrapped package)
1 Cup Butter, cubed
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Square (1 oz) white chocolate or 1 oz white chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

Directions

1. Place crackers in a single layer on a foil lined 15×10 baking sheet.

2. In a sauce pan, bring butter and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture is thickened and the sugar is completely dissolved.

3. Spread over crackers.

4. Bake crackers and mixture at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly.


5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake 3-5 minutes longer or until chips melt. Spread chocolate evenly.

6. Melt white chocolate and shortening. You can do it on the stove or in the microwave, but be careful so you don’t burn it.

7. Drizzle over toffee/crackers.

8. Chill for 30 minutes then break into pieces. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Serving suggestion: Serve crumbled on top of vanilla ice cream

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READER FEEDBACK
I know you couldn’t resist trying it out! How did you like it? Anything you would suggest for this recipe?

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Responses

  1. Dude they are calling me! I want to eat it all! lol.

  2. Truly, you are a temptress sent from hell. Why do you have so many easy recipes for junk food?

    Joking aside, these look great, btw.

  3. We used to call them Praline Square growing up. Seriously, if someone is weirded out by the saltines, try it anyway–they are truly awesome! (Besides, Ben & Jerry’s has made millions on “Chubby Hubby” ice cream, which is ice cream filled with pretzels…sometimes it pays to dabble with strange combinations!!)


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