I love baking. I really, really do.
But sometimes, I need to make something fast. Something easy.
If you can believe it, I sometimes use box mixes… and store-bought frosting… and sometimes, I even buy cookies from the store.
Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
*Note: Make sure your jelly roll pan is even. Mine slants toward the middle so the middle crackers ended up laying in a puddle of caramel and being chewy instead of crunchy.
40 salted butter crackers
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
(optional) 3/4 cup chopped pecans
(optional) 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with saltine crackers in a single layer.
In a small pot combine brown sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
Bake at 400 degrees 5 to 6 minutes. It will get all bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt. Sometimes I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread it on. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts and melted white chocolate if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.
I like to keep mine in the freezer. It keeps it nice and crunchy.