Ingredients and supplies:
1 Stick of butter
½ Cup of light brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
6 oz chocolate chips
Almond slivers (optional)
You might think of crackers as a snack, or even as an item to be added to other foods, but never do you think of crackers as desserts! Even if you put something on the crackers, like peanut butter, they still can’t be considered a dessert. However, when you turn crackers into candy, you quickly have a unique and yummy dessert of sorts. Ordinary saltines make delicious and attractive candy that can be given as a gift or shared with your own family. And the best part? You don’t have to be a candy maker to create the satisfying dessert!
Crackers might not satisfy your sweet tooth, but when you finish tweaking them, you’ll feel like you’re eating a crunchy, chocolate, decadent dessert. And, since they’re so simple to make, you’ll want to have crackers for dessert quite often. All you need to start making it is about 6 oz of saltine crackers. They can be whole grain, regular, low-salt, or no-salt.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and place the crackers, side-by-side, on the pan. Melt a stick of butter and a half-cup of light brown sugar together in the microwave or in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes. If desired, add a pinch of cinnamon, and remove from heat. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
Drizzle the butter mixture over the crackers and then bake them at 375 ° F for about 8 minutes – or until the edges of the crackers start to brown. Remove the crackers from the oven and let them cool for 1 minute. Pour 6 oz of chocolate chips over the crackers and sprinkle them with slivered almonds. After the crackers have cooled completely you can then serve the chocolate dessert.
There are many different versions of the cracker candy that you can make. Exchange saltines for grahams, trade out the almond slivers for peanuts, walnuts, or cashews, or exchange light brown sugar for dark. You can even change the chocolate treats to butterscotch goodies, simply by replacing the chocolate with butterscotch chips. Sprinkle on other candies, coconut, white chocolate slivers, mini marshmallows, or dollops of frosting. Try them with ice cream sauces, too, such as butterscotch or chocolate fudge.
Many people would be surprised to discover that most candies are very easy to make. But when you use crackers as candy, you create yummy desserts, special treats, sweet snacks, and other goodies, that your family and friends will adore. And you barely lift a finger to do so!