Chocolate saltine candy
I feel like we are having some sort of kids’ dessert-fest while Evie is staying with us. This is the third thing I’ve made for the kids this week, but it’s been the one I’ve liked the most. It’s easy to make, it looks fun, and it tastes great. I love that you can top it with whatever you like too. I thought we’d all like the rocky road version the best, with the mini marshmallows and chopped peanuts, but it turns out that we actually like the others better. The kids’ favorite is the m&m ones and Jim and I like the ones topped with chopped Heath bar bits. Not that those poor old rocky roads will be neglected for long. We’ll gobble them up eventually too, then it’ll be time to bake again. Stay tuned!
Recipe: Saltine Candy
1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 – 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
assorted toppings: mini marshmallows, chopped peanuts, toffee bits, m&ms, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. While mixture is boiling, arrange saltines in a single layer on top of the parchment.
Once mixture has boiled for 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over the crackers and spread to cover them. (If you want a thicker layer of toffee crunch, you can double the butter and brown sugar. I wanted only a thin layer of toffee crunch on mine.) After the toffee has been spread evenly, place in the oven for 5 minutes.
Take the crackers out of the oven and scatter the chocolate chips all over the top. Spread the chocolate to cover all the crackers. Now comes the fun part ~ add whatever toppings you enjoy. Gently press toppings onto chocolate and place sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and break apart. Keep stored in refrigerator.
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