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The family and I are heading up to Michigan and preparing some treats to take with us for our family Christmas party! I wanted to take some of the stress off of my mom, so "signed up" for Christmas Crack, Andes Mint Ritz crackers and then two boxed treats (brownies & cookies). I'm not a baker, so I didn't want to overwhelm myself and chose, instead, to go with simple recipes.
I've seen Christmas Crack popping up all over Facebook and Pinterest and decided it was time to try it! It does not disappoint, let me tell you. Definitely addicting and so glad I have friends and family to share it with otherwise we could have some major snacking issues up in here.
Make sure to check out the recipe below after watching how I fit all this baking and treat making into my busy day of school drop offs, class parties, running errands, packing for our family of 4 and keeping my sanity.
Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Line a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and then line the pan with crackers.
Combine butter and sugar in a medium sized pot over low medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted, then bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly to prevent from scalding!
Watch for the brown sugar mixture to change to a darker caramel color and then remove pan from heat and pour evenly over crackers. Spread mixture with a knife or spatula.
Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the crackers as it bakes.
Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the crackers evenly and allow to sit/melt for 5 or so minutes. Spread melted chocolate with a spoon or spatula then place in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes. Once chocolate has hardened, remove the foil and break the treat into pieces, storing in an air tight container.
Try to not eat it all in one sitting! ;)