sweet

they call it crack candy

Now is the time that I get to share with you the most sugary, chocolatey, bad for you, most delicious, and easy recipe I have up my sleeve. It has become a tradition for my mom to make this addictive candy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the most recent years, it has become my go-to dish for holiday parties. Most times I leave with an empty tray.

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It’s called crack candy, the name says it all. The candy has chocolate, toffee, and caramel flavors with a pleasing texture. It’s not only a crowd pleaser, but it is also able to be whipped up in no time. (You know I love that.) Crack candy is good for breakfast too… but you didn’t hear that from me.

Here is the recipe as my mom gave it to me:

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Ingredients:

 
40 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1cup brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place crackers side-by-side on an oiled baking sheet (I lined mine with non-stick foil).

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Combine butter and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring mixture to boil. Once the mixture is boiling, stir for three minutes. (This is important so it will set up correctly later.)

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Pour the mixture over the crackers and bake for five minutes.

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Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the baked crackers. Let them melt, then spread and chill until firm.

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Break into pieces and store in the refrigerator. (Serve it at room temperature.)

This year I put mine in Ball jars, our new favorite way to transport treats for family. It would make a great gift too. Decorate the top of the jar with burlap and lace and call it a day. The batch filled three jars and left a little for me and Ryan to treat ourselves to.

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Try it for your next party and get everyone in on the crack candy. It’s a love/hate relationship I’ll tell ya.

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