Yes, I love having my friends and family over at the holidays…and yes, I love cooking and baking for all of them. But let’s face it. Some of the holiday favorites are a pain in the butt to make. I mean, seriously, can anyone look me in the eye tell me with a straight face that they enjoy making sausage balls and buckeyes?
This recipe is not only delicious, but it is done, I mean prepped, cooked, baked, cooled and broken up in to pieces in less than 30 minutes. And all that gets dirty is a pot and some foil that you can throw away! Hallelujah!
WARNING: You will need someone who is brave enough to take this away and hide it from you ASAP. I can’t stop eating it.
- Cooking spray
- 35 to 40 saltine crackers
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 10 ounces chocolate chips (I used bittersweet)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Line 1 large or 2 small jelly-roll pans with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick spray and arrange the saltines salt-side down in a single layer.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and boil until it turns a caramel color, a few minutes.
- Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly.
- Put the jelly-roll pan into the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just bubbly, watching carefully.
- Remove from the oven and pour 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. They will form one big sheet.
- Break up into pieces. Store in an airtight container.