Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Crack(ers)

Chocolate Caramel Crack(ers)
makes 40 crackers
from smittenkitchen.com

40 Saltine Crackers
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Sea Salt
1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Nuts (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line and 11x17 baking sheet completely with aluminum foil and top with a sheet of parchment paper (yay for easy clean up!).  Line the bottom of the baking sheet with crackers, covering all parts.  In a medium heavy-duty sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat until it begins to boil.  Once it has begun to boiling, let it bubble for three more minutes, stirring it well.  It will begin to thicken as it cooks.  Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and salt, then quickly pour it over the crackers.  Spread it quickly since it will begin to set as soon as its poured.  Bake the crackers for 15 minutes, watching it carefully.  If the crackers begin to get too brown, reduce the heat.  Remove from the oven and immediately cover with chocolate chips.  Let stand for a few minutes, the spread the chocolate.  Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.  Let the crackers completely cool and the chocolate set then store in an airtight container.

I've eaten at least 10 of these in the past 2 days... and I made 80 of them. 

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, make these and bring 'em home ~ Mom