So, I’m flipping through the newest Costco magazine when I came across this little ditty. They had me at toffee. There are siren songs that lure each of us. G’s is meat in almost any form; mine is caramel. I can’t even imagine a candy starting out with saltines as a base. Someone has a better imagination than I do.
Who on Earth thought of this and may I worship at their feet? This recipe was in the February 2020 Costco Connection. I always scope them out for good recipes and I’ve gotten quite a few. They work really hard at showcasing their products. We both found this candy to be delightful. Will you know there’s a saltine base? I certainly can’t tell. It’s the fun of telling people later that makes it so enjoyable. Give it a try; I think you’ll get a kick out of them.
48 Saltine crackers
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup mixed nuts
3/4 cup dried cherries, cranberries or other dried fruit
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
red food color (optional)
Line a jelly roll pan (10 x 15 inches) with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray and lay crackers on the paper in a single layer. They will be 6 by 8.
Combine the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat. stirring occasionally, until butter is melted, then bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Carefully pour the mixture over the saltines, covering them. Using an offset spatula, spread the mixture out evenly.
Put the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl that hold at least 4 cups. Microwave the chocolate on 50 power for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating in 30 second intervals on the same power, stirring in between until melted. Evenly spread over the crackers. Quickly sprinkle the nuts and dried fruit on top, gently pushing them into the chocolate.
If you want the white chocolate chips, melt them as above. I do mix in the oil. I use a fork to drizzle the white chocolate over all.
Refrigerate the bark for at least an hour.
* From the Recipe Box:
If you want multi colors, use half the white chocolate chips and mix red food coloring into the other half.
and remember: People say love is the best feeling, but I think finding a toilet when you have diarrhea is better. Big kiss, Lynn