They are a very rich bar cookie and perfect for your upcoming holiday potlucks or parties where you want a simple but decadent finger food dessert. Much like the beloved candy bar they are named for, they are equally at home in your child's lunchbox.
My holiday gift to you......
Large cookie sheet with sides
Tin foil to line said cookie sheet
Saltine crackers, enough to line
your cookie sheet
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 pkg. choc. chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a foil lined cookie sheet with sides, place saltines in a single layer. (I did a triple amount in this photo.)
|I sprayed the foil with a bit of non-stick|
spray and it worked fairly well. Very little
though so you don't make the saltines mushy.
Melt butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Once brown sugar is thoroughly mixed with the butter (you will have some "gritty-ness" to the mix, it never gets perfectly smooth), pour mixture over saltines and bake for ten minutes. Take out of the oven and, while still hot, pour a layer of chocolate chips over the entire pan of saltines.
Place back into the oven for a couple of seconds, only long enough to soften the chocolate chips to a spreadable consistency and remove. Spread the now melted chocolate chips over the whole of the saltine bars and let cold until cool enough to handle. Put in the freezer to solidify. Once the chocolate has become solid, remove and break into pieces. Delicious!