Friday, December 16, 2016
Yeah, you read the title correctly! lol When my mother-in-law was visiting us last week we were scrolling through Facebook together and saw a video recipe for Christmas Crack. We both have a sweet tooth & I just happened to already have all of the ingredients, so we felt like it was only destiny that we make this together! She thought it was called "crack" because you break the pieces up after you make it. I thought it was called "crack" because it was addicting. Turns out we were both right. Here is our version of the addicting Christmas treat.
1.5 sleeves of Ritz Crackers
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use ghirardelli chocolate)
1/2 cup pecan pieces
Optional toppings: crushed candy canes, m&m's, crushed candies
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Lay crackers flat on cookie sheet. Try to get as many on a single tray as possible (remember this is crack & you're going to want a lot!)
2. In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to make sure the ingredients are incorporated. Once it gets to a rolling boil, let it boil for 3 minutes. During this time do NOT stir the sugary goodness.
3. Pour the sugar mixture over the crackers and bake for 4 minutes.
4. Take the crackers out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over top. Then using a butter knife or an icing spatula, spread the melting chocolate out to cover all of the crackers. Place crackers back into the oven for a couple minutes to make sure the chocolate is spread out well.
5. Sprinkle topping over the chocolate. I used pecans this time but I might use something else next time (because trust me when I say I will be making this again!).
6. Stick into the freezer to cool and then CRACK it up into pieces and store in the fridge.