This is nothing special, well to you anyway. I'm not a scrapbook type, or a baby book writer, or even a picture printer. I'm terrible at recording memories. This blog is my attempt at holding on to some of my life as a Christian, a wife, and a homeschooling Mom of 5. I am a country girl that lived in a big city for 14 years, and moved to the Deep South for quiet, quaint, small town living.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Baking

I was very content with the Christmas cookies we have left. This has been after 2 weeks of eating and eating! Not pictured is the fudge stored in the fridge that the girls drool over.

sugar cookies, pinwheels and black and white squares, 2 kind of chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate crinkles
Well, after some bad influence from some friends (you know who you are!) I decided to make the infamous Christmas Crack. I have had this plenty of times, but I have never been able to make this successfully. Pretty sad since it is supposed to be fool proof.

With a little help from a certain midget, I made the best version I have done yet. It still isn't right (the cracker part didn't soak up all the toffee part, and the toffee part is a little chewy) but it is edible! I'm sure I didn't read something right- because this is a time tested recipe with a lot of ladies I know.

If you want to give it a try, here is the recipe.

40 Saltines
1 c Butter; don't use margarine
1 c LIGHT brown sugar; not dark
12 oz Chocolate chips
1 c Nuts; chopped, YOUR choice

Line up the saltines on a jelly roll pan that has been LINED with FOIL that makes a bigger rim then the pan. There should be 5 rows of 8.

Melt butter and add LIGHT brown sugar. Stir often and bring to a full rolling boil for EXACTLY 3 minutes.

Pour over the saltines and bake in a 400 oven for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and wait until they are almost melted; spread over all the saltines. Drop the nuts over top as evenly as possible. Refrigerate for two hours and then break up into pieces. Can be stored in a pretty tin with tissue paper or clear Christmas bags with ribbon tied around.

1 comment:

  1. Christmas Crack, huh? hmmmmm, I thought at first I read that wrong, glad I did. Have to try it, it sounds good, except I am wondering why saltines? They are... well, salty. Or is that part of the goodness?