Sunday, January 18, 2009

Holiday Cranberry Crackers

I discovered these last year when my co-worker Nicole brought them to our office, and posted about them HERE. I can not believe how easy they are to make, store (for holiday cookie plates) and EAT!! They are also fabulous for getting creative and topping them with anything you can think of~

2 packages of Salteen crackers (there are 4 packages in one box)
2 sticks of butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
a package of saltine crackers
1 bag mini dark chocolate chips
Almonds, chopped, crushed or slivered

Preheat the oven to 400. Get a cookie sheet out, cover with foil and lay crackers out all over the cookie sheet. Take the butter and brown sugar and melt together in a medium pot over medium heat don't stir until it is all melted!!, now wait for the sugar/butter to caramelize (you will notice big bubbles)- once that happens, remove the pan from the heat and use a spoon to drizzle the caramelly goodness all over the crackers. Then sprinkle the crushed nuts on top.
Bake for 5-7 minutes. Take the crackers out and IMMEDIATELY sprinkle the chocolate chips over them, then transfer off the cookie sheet to cool before the chocolate chips re-harden.


Yvetteskeez said...

This is a pregnant girls dream. I will have to make these soon. My sweet tooth has gone up a couple notches and I wish I was eating them right now.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Joelen said...

I *love* this variation! So colorful, festive and looks delicious!

Sylvie said...

They look fun and yummy.

Karen said...

I've had a version of these and they are delicious. Amazing what a plain old Saltine cracker can be!

MaryBeth said...

OMG..those look so freaking good.

n.o.e said...

Great looking treat! Love the pictures. I wonder if there's a typo in ingredient list of the recipe? Did you mean to list the nuts after the brown sugar and before the chocolate chips (instead of more saltines)?

ps sorry if this double posts; having some issues with the word verification!