Snowdays always remind me of childhood. Growing up in northern Michigan we had we had our fair share of snowdays. Once we found out school was canceled, we were suddenly rid of our sleepiness in order to go sledding, build snowmen, dig tunnels in snowbanks, have snowball fights and of course drink hot cocoa (maybe with homemade cookies) once we came inside. Even as an adult, I am surprisingly energized early in the morning when I find out that it’s a SNOWDAY!!!
This recipe for “cracker candy” is something that my grandma made for us when I was young. I hadn’t been able to find the recipe for it until recently. It’s perfect for a snowday because you probably have all of the ingredients at home. The recipe works great with any type of cracker you have on hand. The saltiness of a soda or club cracker contrasts well with the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate. Today all I had was graham crackers and they taste great!
- Any type of crackers (soda crackers, club crackers, graham crackers)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cover the baking sheet with crackers.
In a medium saucepan, heat the butter and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Pour the sugar mixture over the crackers.
Bake the crackers for 5 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over top of the crackers.
Spread the chocolate around so that it coats all of the crackers.
Top with nuts, sprinkles, toffee bits, etc. if desired. Cool in the refrigerator (or outside!) for about an hour. Break the candy into pieces, pretend you’re a kid again and enjoy! And yes, you’re allowed to get it all over your face!