I have had several requests for this recipe and let me tell you most people can not eat just one! Unless you have made these before or know someone who has you will be surprised by the a) the ingredients and b) the addictive properties!!
Once you had done this recipe once, you can change up the types of chocolate and toppings to fit your tastes. But proceed with caution if you plan on making these as gifts, buy enough ingredients to make at least a double batch.
1 sleeve of saltine crackers (35 fit in my jelly roll pan)
1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
3 cups of chocolate chips (I use a combination of semi-sweet and butterscotch often)
1 cup of topping such as nuts, heath bits or crushed candy cane
Preheat your oven to 350*
Melt the butter and the brown sugar in a heavy bottomed pan, and let boil for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, line a jelly roll or cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Line the crackers closely together on the pan.
Evenly pour the butter/sugar mixture over the crackers being careful to cover most of the crackers.
Put the pan into the oven for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the chips onto the bubbly mixture and allow to melt slightly. ( you can also put back into the oven for a minute or 2)
Smooth the melted chips among the saltine crackers, covering the entire sheet.
Sprinkle with desired toppings and press into the melted chocolate slightly.
Place entire pan in the fridge until hardened.
Once hardened, peel off the tin foil and break into desired size pieces.
Let me know what yummy combinations you create.
Make packaging personal by allowing your children to decorate plain white lunch bags or candy boxes with stickers or drawings. If this is a gift from your child or to a family with children, your children will feel like they are contributing to the gift giving process.
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The non-baking has begun. The following recipes are easy to make and will store well in a cool place. They make quick and easy neighbor or hostess gifts and can be made with the help of your children.
Of course we need to start out with pretzel treats. I am not sure what it is about the salty chocolate taste that keeps driving me back. Like the eyeballs and turkey ones these I simply use green, red or white chocolate discs on square pretzels, heat on 250 for a few minutes and add a festive M&M. If you have the budget the M&M’s that can be personalized with pictures or wording would be adorable as hostess gifts or simply treats around the house.
ANother holiday favorite, using the same technique as above but instead of the chocolate disc, I melt a rolo slightly on the pretzel and then press a pecan into the slightly melted rolo. Tastes like a turtle candy. Yum, Yum.
1, 2 3 cookies. This is a great one for egg and wheat allergy friends and family.
1 cup of peanut butter-not crunchy
2 cups of chocolate chips
3 cups broken up Corn flakes
Simply melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Add the peanut butter and then stir in the cornflakes.
Scoop onto a cookie pan lined with wax paper and put in the fridge until firm
For a more festive presentation, scoop into mini cupcake holders.
These would look great wrapped up in a small candy dish as a hostess or teachers gift.