Friday, October 22, 2010

Nomlicious Recipe

I bought a People Country Special magazine off the newsstand this week, and the best (read: most delicious) part inside was a recipe shared by Trisha Yearwood. This treat is called Sweet and Saltines, and it is so good. So good. So good I have to say it twice (or, um, three times).

You need:
40 saltines * 1 cup (2 sticks) butter * 1 cup brown sugar *
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a large jellyroll pan with aluminum foil and then the saltine crackers.
2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly. Put the jellyroll pan into the oven and watch closely. Bake for 4-5 minutes, or until just bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit, spread them over the crackers with a knife. Transfer the pan to the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until completely cold. The crackers will form one big sheet. Break up into pieces. Store in airtight container.
Trisha says: Substitute graham crackers for the saltines for a sweeter snack. Use 1 stick of butter instead of 2 for a crunchier snack.
Janna says: I love the little bit of salt with the whole lotta sweet. The butter/brown sugar mixture, once cooled, tastes just like chewy toffee (a personal favorite). I've been keeping the airtight container in the refrigerator so the treat stays cold. (And since my freezer isn't big enough to accomodate a jellyroll pan, the fridge was what I used to cool them originally, too.) I made this while my kids were at school, but plan to make it with their help the next time; they'll love how simple it is. Also, been thinking this would be a perfect dessert to take along to church potluck or a baby shower. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!
*picture is of my first effort (a reward, if you ask me)
**recipe excerpted from the book HOME COOKING WITH TRISHA YEARWOOD
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Indigo said...

This sounds so easy and yummy! I bookmarked this post. I might try this over the weekend. Thanks! (Hugs)Indigo

Angie Muresan said...

It is my favorite sort of snack: sweet and salty. And it sounds so easy!

Diane said...

Yummy! I love sweet and salty too!!! :O)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Okay, that DOES look good, and I just so happen to have all the ingredients!

Southpaw said...

It looks so easy to make too!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oooh, I HAVE all these ingredients at home!!! Thanks for sharing this, Janna. You're a true friend.

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh wow, that looks delicious and pretty easy to make. Thanks for sharing this one!

Have a great weekend!

Melissa Gill said...

I'm pretending like I didn't see this, and read every word of the directions, because this is definately out for my low sugar diet. Boo Hoo.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness does that look wonderful!! If I could eat chocolate I'd be making them now!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

This sounds yummy! Of course, I love almost anything with chocolate (no chocolate-covered ants, please).

Susan :)

Deb Shucka said...

Yum!! This would be a perfect thing to add to Christmas baking, I think. Nothing better than salt, sweet and chocolate all in the same bite.

Anonymous said...

This seems so odd to me, but it looks really good. I think it would be a snack that I would LOVE. That's what I'm afraid of. ;-)

Thanks for the yummy recipe. Hope you have a great weekend!

septembermom said...

Love something easy to make! Thanks!

Tess said...

my mom made this growing up...I need to pull out her recipe and make some for my kiddos. We use milk choc though, but otherwise the same. Yum!

Kara said...

Oh yum, this reminds me of a treat my childhood made when we lived in Georgia!