This is my mom’s recipe for an easy treat. I have been making this for many, many years now. Right around Thanksgiving, that is usually when the begging starts: Mom, make the chocolate bark. Mom, did you make it yet? Mom, why aren’t you making the chocolate bark? Don’t you love us?….etc…
It gets ugly: “Mom, we know where you sleep and we know where you keep your wine so listen up: TIME TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE BARK!”
Wow, pushy bunch around here!
I know many of you have similar recipes for this “bark” stuff. It’s all good, mine is somewhat simple and a no brainer (which is what I like!) I have also tried it with graham crackers and brown sugar…not my cup of tea. Good, but my mom’s recipe is the one I like.
Saltines Crackers (you will need about 1 1/2 sleeves)
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup broken up pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a large baking sheet with foil. Line up all your saltines on the bottom of your lined baking sheet. Set aside.
In a medium pan melt your butter and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, while stirring. Pour your melted butter over your saltines and spread with a spatula. Things might move around, don’t worry it will all be covered by chocolate and no one will know! It’s all good!
Put in your preheated oven for 15 minutes. Carefully remove from your oven and set on top of your stove. Let this rest for 1 minutes (trust me!) Sprinkle your chocolate chips over your crackers and wait 30 seconds (I know I am a pain…but there is logic to my madness) Using a spatula start spreading the news…I mean the chocolate (see that, a reference to a song! I am so witty!)
Top with your pecans or walnuts if using. Let this cool for 10 minutes and put in your freezer for 4-5 hours.
Break up your bark and put in containers or cute little bags to share with friends/family/vultures in my case!
Printer friendly: Chocolate Bark
Peace and I have “back-up” wine anyway,