- 35 squares of saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 of 12 oz.package milk chocolate chips
6. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Mix well.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 3 and 1/2 minutes.
9. Remove from oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and spread evenly with the back of a spoon when the chocolate chips are soft enough to spread. At this point, you can sprinkle crushed pecans on top. (Pecans are not really needed, plus they are so expensive right now. Instead, you could make this candy look a bit more ‘festive’ by adding your favorite kind of ‘cookie sprinkles’.)
10. Put the whole pan into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or into an unheated area until everything’s cold/hard.
11. Cut OR break into irregular shapes/pieces and store in a covered container (or Zip Lock bag) in the refrigerator or other unheated area.
13. DELICIOUS! (And, a bit ‘addicting’ if you like these flavors!)
*The basic recipe came from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pine-bark-recipe/index.html
Another recipe for this is listed at: http://krty.com/pages/2706688.php
OR,…one more cook’s way of making this is at: http://onysentot.com/search?q= ,
OR,… check out this cook’s suggestion about heating the ‘caramel layer’ to a certain degree (a slower method) to end up with harder toffee-like caramel layer at http://www.feelslikehomeblog.com/2009/12/christmas-crack-also-known-as-cracker-candy-or-toffee-bark/
Source Recipe: http://milkmaidrecipebox.blogspot.com