Who in the world sits around and thinks of these things?
Hmmm, I'll boil some brown sugar and butter and pour it over a layer of saltine crackers, which I'll bake for a few minutes. When I take it out of the oven, I'll sprinkle chocolate chips over it all and let them melt. When it cools, I'll break a chunk off, and it will be good to eat.
Seriously. I love toffee, and I like sweet and salty, so I thought this recipe sounded interesting.
You guessed it. I had to find out.
And I found that Christmas crack really is addicting.
Here's the recipe from asoutherngrace.blogspot.com.
1 cup brown
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
40 saltine crackers
oven to 350ºF. Line a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan or a 12x17-inch cookie sheet
with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Lay a flat layer of crackers out on
the foil. Melt the sugar and butter until a boil is reached. Reduce the heat and
simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is
completely dissolved. Pour this mixture over the crackers and spread to coat
evenly. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the toffee becomes bubbly. After
removing the pan from the oven, let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle on the
chocolate chips, let them soften and melt, and then spread them into an even
layer. (You can add nuts, cracker crumbs, or
whatever else floats your boat at this point.) Let cool and break into pieces.