Happy Sunday! This week brought a different sort of treat! We had a family picnic yesterday and each family was required to bring one type of homemade cookie. This made a cookie bar for the whole family of all sorts of cookies from chocolate chip to lemon bars to my own "Chocolate Crack". Leftovers were divided up and sent home with each family so we could enjoy the different types of cookies when we got home again!
Chocolate Crack started out named Chocolate Crackers because it was made with a base of Saltine Crackers and then got shortened from there to "Crack". Like the drug, it's hard to stop eating these, they are SO good they are almost addicting. It's a toffee bar covered in chocolate on top of graham crackers....YUM! The wonderful thing about them is that they are not expensive and are very very easy to make! Once a year I share this recipe so I'm passing it on again here...
- 1 foil lined and PAM sprayed cookie sheet
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) real butter (if you use unsalted like I do then add ½ tsp salt)
1 bag choco chips
Place crackers on a large cookie sheet, completely covering the bottom in a single layer. You can break up the crackers to fit. Pre-heat oven to 350. Put brown sugar and butter (and salt if needed) into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir frequently with wooden spoon while butter is melting. Once it starts to boil stir constantly for 5 minutes. Immediately pour over graham crackers. Smooth out as evenly as possible to cover all of the crackers. Bake for 10 mins. Remove from oven and sprinkle the whole bag of choco chips over the hot crackers. Wait about 30 seconds for chips to melt then spread like icing over entire pan of crackers. Place immediately into fridge or freezer and let them cool till rock hard. Once completely cooled break the crackers up into roughly 2×2 pieces.
As mentioned above, you can use Saltines instead of Graham Crackers. You can also use margarine instead of butter but butter makes it more rich. I used a combo of milk and white chocolate chips but you can use whatever chips make you happy. Make sure you make these when you have a group of people to feed or you will end up eating the whole pan by yourself.
Next week, of course, is the 4th of July, America's Independence Day. I'm working on a very Patriotic Birthday Cake for a client so you will get to see it next Sunday in the blog. Have a great week and, if you are in the USA, have fun celebrating!