This is a recipe my mother in law gave me. I had it at her home once and fell in love. She takes it to all her holiday get togethers (and she has many) and it’s always the hit of the party.
It’s super easy to make, with the hardest part being waiting for it to set so you can break it apart. Hope you love it as much as we do.
Oh, and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidah, Festivus for the Rest of Us, whatever you celebrate. Let there be peace on Earth.
35-40 saltine crackers, use salted ones, (my baking sheet held an even 40)
1 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter
1 bag- semi sweet chocolate chips
A nut of your choice: Walnuts, peanuts, pecans, whatever, broken into smaller pieces, (I used walnuts)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Line sheet with enough saltines to fill the bottom, salt side-up.
Microwave brown sugar and butter together for 1 minute and stir, microwave for another 1 minute and stir again.
Pour this mixture over saltines.
Bake for 12 minutes.
While it’s pipping hot and bubbly, scatter your chocolate chips over the top and allow to melt. As they melt, spread them evenly over the top with a plastic mixing spatula.
Scatter your broken pieces of nuts over the top, then press them in a bit with the flat surface of your palm so you don’t lose a lot when breaking it apart.
Put in the refrigerator.
Allow to cool for about and hour. Make sure bottom of pan is cool to touch.
Lift up the corners of the parchment to release around the edges and work your way in breaking it up in bite sized pieces. (If you’re impatient and encounter a soft center that is still gooey, place back in the frig and allow to set some more, you took it out too soon.)
Bonus: A tip my mother in law gave me, is to allow it to break into uneven, imperfect pieces with ragged edges and it looks more rustic and elegant that way.
Place on a large serving platter and enjoy. It’s seriously beyond delicious.
(Sorry, I didn’t get to take photos of each step, I was on the phone with my youngest son. He called me for my birthday today.