Wednesday, December 22, 2010

just in case you're trying to gain a little weight this holiday season

Let me help.

Whip up a batch
(or two or three or four like I did)
of this chocolate caramel cookie brittle.

I don't really love that name.
It does sound tastier than what they really are.
Chocolate and caramel covered saltine crackers.
That sounds a little weird.

But sometimes weird is good.
And this time, weird tastes good.
Really really good.
Just ask my neighbors.

It's all part of my not-so-secret-anymore plan.
Get the neighbors fat so I can look skinny.
That's what kind of good neighbor I am.

See the bottom of those caramely saltine crackers?

Sweet AND salty.
In my world, it doesn't get much better than that.

I altered the recipe a tiny bit.
Sometimes I like to do that.

Double the crackers.
Instead of using only one sleeve per batch, use two.
I tried it with one sleeve the first time and it was so sweet.
Almost too sweet for me (and that's saying a lot).

Bake it at 375 instead of 400.
I just about burned the first batch.
It wasn't pretty.
Almost burned caramel does not taste good.

Break into perfectly even squares.
I'd have to name mine Chocolate Caramel Saltine Squares.
How can I be expected to just break it up all willy-nilly?
I tried.
I couldn't bring myself to do it.
I like squares.
I don't like crazy odd shaped pieces.

Add festive sprinkles to the top before the chocolate dries.
That way they can pass for a Christmas neighbor treat.
Otherwise, they're just chocolate saltines.

That's all.
Go ahead and make some for yourself.
Or maybe even for Santa to eat after he drops off the presents.
I think they could pass for a cookie.
It's in the name after all.


Ella said...

Now this one REALLY intrigues me. You find the coolest recipes! How did you get yours to come out the shape of the saltine square whereas the other ladies is just all broken?

Cathy said...

I'm pretty sure I was able to break them into squares because they only had half the caramel on them (since I doubled the cracker count). That made them less thick and heavy and easier to break into their original squares. It's either that, or I'm perfect and everything I do is perfection.

Cat Glazner said...

Cathy, the chocolate brittle looks soo amazingly GOOD. I NEED/want mostly nEED the recipe! =) Got it! Thank you very much.

How did you get them in such perfect squares?

I think I'm going to start doing that. Making everyone around me fat so I look skinny ...mmm...But then that means I can't eat them. Never mind...

Love your blog Cathy. Fun read!


Cat Glazner said...

Ok, I didn't read your comment on the squares. HEHE. =) so half the carmel. Got it. But I'm pretty sure its the later, pure perfection. =) haha

Kate Daly said...

I have never drooled so much. . . as I have just now. . . . looking at these pictures. . . . . . .

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Yum! I need to try these. Will you remind me before Valentine's Day?

Allie said...

I love the squares!!! This is a dessert that I have always wanted to try. Whenever I get around to actually making it, I will be cutting them in those cute perfect squares!