Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Saltines Candy

Here is a recipe from my folder called "Junk Recipes".  These are recipes that use already prepared ingredients to make something unexpected.  These recipes are usually very easy to pull together and so it feels like I am cheating when I make them.
Take this recipe for example.  Take a layer of saltines, add a layer of hot toffee, top with chopped chocolate .  Break into squares when cooled.  This is do delicious that it is sinful.  Salty soda crackers, sweet toffee an creamy chocolate.  How could you go wrong?

A recipe very similar to this was called "chocolate crack" in one of my Joanne Fluke cooking mystery books.  She used graham crackers and white chocolate.  And these would make delicious alternate recipes!
I think a recipe on allrecipes.com and I modified it slightly.... Give it a try

4 oz saltines
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped milk chocolate (or semi-sweet)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a jellyroll pan.  Line it with parchment paper.  
Line saltines all in a row in pan.
In a large saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pour over saltines.
Place in oven and bake for 5- 7 minutes, toffee with bubble.

Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate over toffee.  Allow to set for 5 minutes and then spread melted chocolate slowly with a spatula.
Allow candy to cool and break at cracker seams.



Here is the candy. I flipped one piece over to show the back side.
This candy is really, really delicious and quite rich, so tiny pieces are all that is required!

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