Friday, February 15, 2013

sweet 'n salty crisps


i have mentioned i love chocolate.. i used to be totally obsessed but now i can't eat it very often.. sadly it gives me a headache.. how crushing that your favorite thing in the world makes you sick.. it's horrible.. but i can sneak, every now and again, a little piece.. and this easy yet sinful treat is perfect.. i love love the flavor combo of salty and sweet.. chocolate snack pack with lays.. wendy's frosty with french fries.. *sigh* takes me back to my childhood.. these crisps are so easy and quick i actually made them around christmas time when i needed to fill one of my gift baskets a little more.. i quickly made them.. once out of the freezer broke them up, put in a decorative tin and viola they filled the hole in my goodie basket.. but you don't have to wait until christmas any old time would be good for these..


you simply lay out 30-40 saltine crackers on lined baking sheet..


you melt 2 sticks of butter with a cup of light brown sugar until it turns a caramel color.. you pour over the crackers and then pop in the oven on 425 degrees {f} for 5 minutes.. remove and pour a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips over the hot caramel.. once it's melted you then spread the chocolate around and top with whatever you want.. i put course sea salt and heath toffee bar bits.. then pop in the freezer for 20 minutes, remove and break apart.. simple as that.. one two three.. :)

 
sweet 'n salty crisps
 
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 10 minutes
servings: 20-30 crisps
 
ingredients:
 
cooking spray
35-40 saltine crackers
1 cup {2 sticks} of unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 bag {16 oz} of semi sweet chocolate chips
 
pre heat oven to 425 degrees {f}.. line your baking sheet or jelly roll pan with foil.. spray with cooking spray.. arrange saltines in a single layer.. in a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter and brown sugar together.. boil until it turns a light caramel color.. about 2 minutes.. remove from heat and pour over the crackers, covering completely.. place the baking sheet, gently, in the oven, {try not to giggle and move the crackers around} and bake for 3-5 minutes, or until bubbly.. keep a close eye on it.. remove from oven, gently and sprinkle with your chocolate chips.. wait about a minute or two then spread chips over crackers evenly.. sprinkle with course sea salt or top with heath toffee bits.. {or anything else you think might be yummy on top} place in freezer for 20 minutes.. remove and break into pieces.. some will be bit some small.. serve, or place in an airtight container until ready to serve..
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!


1 comment:

  1. Great idea. I love it! Might even make a spicy batch when I do mine. Wonderful.
     

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