Some areas of the Twin Cities got 12-20 inches – can you believe that?!?! I am so glad that this happened on a Saturday and that we had no plans. (I was supposed to go to a Cookie Exchange Party, but that got switched to today, so it worked out fine).
While Jason did homework, I caught up on laundry, vacuumed, and BAKED:
These made the house smell soooooo good! I can’t wait to share them this afternoon.
I also made Christmas Crack. My sister-in-law sent me the recipe, and I had heard of it before, so I’m not sure who should get credit for this recipe – either way it is not mine!
1 sleeve saltine crackers
2 sticks of butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup crushed pecans (I didn’t include this, I just used sprinkles on the top instead)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with the saltines (note: line the pan with parchment paper first. I wish I had done this!). Boil butter and brown sugar for 2-3 minutes. Spoon quickly and gently over the crackers. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then spread the melty chocolate chips around. Sprinkle with pecans (or just sprinkles!) Cool in fridge (or freezer) until solid. Cut or break into pieces. Enjoy!
After baking for 5 minutes:
Cut into chunks:
I loved the salty/sweet taste of this – not a healthy treat by any means. It tasted like toffee with a chocolate layer on top. I will be giving these away today as well :)
What is the weather like near you?
Do you like salty/sweet treats or do you prefer one over the other?
I need to email my mother and see how much they got. They live in Mntka/Chan area. That snow is the REASON i dont live there anymore!!!!! All growing up, in college, you name it…that snow. Our basement windows, not just the underground ones, but the above ground ones, and oh real windows too that face the outside above ground…always covered/packed in with snow. Oh I dont miss it!
The saltines crack. I have had things like that before at, you guessed it, MN holiday parties! That is such a MN looking dessert! Just really easy but really good. And I cant believe you didnt use parchment. Omg. Omg. Nothing like a lil elbow grease :)
I made those very same snickerdoodle balls for a Christmas party yesterday. I hope that you managed to get yourselves shoveled out. This time last year Philly got nailed with 20+ inches of snow… it was NOT fun to have that much.
Judging by the photo, the name crack is certainly right on! That looks amazing! :) We aren’t getting snow yet, though it is in the forecast. Crazy how much snow it looks like you had though! I hope that you can dig out soon.
I love the Christmas Crack recipe! I’ve tasted it before, and it’s truly addictive. I really love they salty n’ sweet combo (hello chocolate-covered pretzels!)s, but if I had to pick one over the other I’d definitely go with sweet :)
The snow you have is heading East, so we’re supposed to be getting it tonight and tomorrow.
Wow – you got snow! Did you have to dig your way out? :) I seen in a previous post you seen Tangled – I’ve heard good stuff about it but didn’t think it would be great. But maybe I should see it – to lift my spirits ;)