Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a somewhat different variation than the traditional "Bark"--more of a cracker type candy-I make several variations. Great to make for Christmas parties, bake sales, etc.
- 24 -28 saltine crackers (about a pack and a few extra-depending on size of cookie sheet)
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips (optional)
- chopped nuts (optional)
- candy sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a cookie sheet (the kind with sides) with parchment paper or foil.
- Cover the lined cookie sheet with saltines--do not overlap.
- Bring to a boil the 2 sticks of butter or margarine (I've used "better" margarine and it works just as well) to a boil.
- Add the brown sugar-stir quickly and cook for few minutes-continuing to stir until sugar is melted.
- Pour the melted butter/brown sugar combo over the crackers. (Be careful as mixture can REALLY burn you if you're not careful).
- Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes.
- Remove pan and place on cooling rack.
- While pan is still hot-cover with chocolate chips (OKAY, HONESTY CHECK--I don't measure--I grab the bag and dump bout 3/4 of the bag over the hot crackers).
- Allow the chips to melt and spread with a spatula.
- If adding chopped nuts or sprinkles, add now.
- Allow to cool-break apart and enjoy.
- I also drizzle white chocolate after the semi-sweet has firmed up OR I've used white chocolate to cover the crackers and sprinkles for the holidays--you could drizzle with regular chocolate or try peanut butter chips and then drizzle with chocolate, even butterscotch chips--there's numerous ways to vary this recipe.
This is a GOOD one! Although I've seen others with half the butter, and are just as tasty... with half the butter. So... I'll certainly try it before I judge! =)