Friday, April 24, 2009

Cracker Candy

1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 c. salted sweet cream butter
1 c. brown sugar; firmly packed
1 Tblsp. vanilla extract
1 (8-oz) bag mini Hershey baking pieces

Preheat oven to 400*.

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. In a single layer, place crackers salted side up.

Combine butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Over med-high heat melt butter and allow mixture to come to a full rolling boil. Make sure you stir continuously through out this process. Allow mixture to boil for at least 3 minutes.

Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla. Carefully pour mixture over the crackers. Using a spatula, smooth mixture even over crackers.

Place crackers in preheated oven and allow to bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately distribute chocolate pieces over crackers. Quickly smooth chocolate over the crackers as it melts. The heat from the butter mixture will melt the chocolate.

Allow crackers to cool slightly, then break into pieces. Layer crackers onto a platter in a single file and place in refrigerator to cool completely before eating.

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