Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 21 of the 30 Day Blog

Day 21 calls for a recipe

I am not a cook, seriously...quick story. My roommate pulled up one day with his daughter and found the smoke alarm thrown in our front yard. His 7 year old daughter said "Oh no, Holly must have been cooking again!"  and she was RIGHT! I burned some pizza rolls or something and the dang smoke alarm would not stop going off..until I tossed it out the door that is.

So anyway....I saw a blog earlier this month called after thoughts and she had the easiest looking candy cookie recipe called Crack! I'll let you go back to her blog to check out the story behind Crack

Ella's Cracker Candy (Her friends name is Ella)

40 saltine crackers

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup light brown sugar

8 ounces milk chocolate chips (about 1¹⁄3 cups) ((I actually used almost the entire bag!)

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large jellyroll the saltine crackers.(Luckily she had pictures too and I quickly realized a "jellyroll" is a sqare cookie sheet)

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly. Put the jellyroll pan into the oven and watch closely. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just bubbly. 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 and I keep it in the frig, just because.

Photos of my first attempt at Crack

I know it's only 10am but I just took them out of the freezer and they are so GOOD!!


gigi said...

Why do you think we call it CRACK!!! It is so addictive! WE love it and she gives it as gifts at Christmas and other times of the year when someone needs a little something special!!! LOVE IT!! So glad you loved it too and really made it!

Kelly Myers said...

It looks really good but I'm having trouble with the saltine crackers with the chocolate. But I will take your word for it that it's good. I will have to give it a try!!! If you can do it, I can do it!! LOL

Holly said...

Thank you so much for sharing this on your blog Gigi! I know I will be making them over and over again. Vic wants me to try them with Graham crackers next time.

Kelly, you don't even taste the crackers, they are almost like Heath yummy!!!!!

marcia said...

WOW that sounds easy enough that even I can probably do it!! Thanks Holly!!!!

ZippyChix4 said...

Hi Holly,
First thanks for checking out my site. We are always appreciative of visitors. Also thanks for sharing this recipe. I am a big fan of salt and sweet and therefore think that I have no choice but to make this incredible looking treat. I think that I will try it when I host bunco next time...just so that I am not tempted to eat the entire pan of them.

I see that you live in Sarasota. The beach in Sarasota is one of my all time favorites! I am enjoying your site and will definitely be back for more fun! Thanks.

Aksharaa said...

Hi Holly,
thanks for coming by and following our blog.
your blog is lovely, it's full of such beautiful things.
CRACK looks delicious...!!

Ria said...

Omg calorific lol. Might have to try that too! Thanks for dropping by my blog. xxx