Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Carolina Sweet Saltines!

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A Carolina treat! I'm a North Carolina girl so OF COURSE! I have an insatiable craving for sweets of all kinds. If I could only eat one sweet thing for the rest of my life though, it would be these Carolina Sweet Saltines! They're very simple to make. Just a suggestion, make a lot because they go fast!!
I apologize in advance! As you scroll through this post you may notice that even though the directions say to break these into pieces, I have no photo of them broken up.... There's a very good reason for this! They never got to that stage. Never got to freeze, or even fully set up. It's hard to take pictures of something that gets stolen off the counter before they're even fully cooled! Yes, that's right, I live with chocolate thieves! And I might've eaten 1 or 2.....or 16.

 1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4c)
40 saltines (about 1 sleeve)
1 c brown sugar, light or dark, both are fine
2 c dark chocolate chips (1 standard size bag is 2 cups)
1 tbl vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*. Line a standard size cookie sheet with tin foil. Then line with saltines in a single layer. Melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. When melted, add the brown sugar and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to come to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture evenly over the saltines, spreading if necessary. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from oven and pour on the chocolate chips in an even layer. They will melt pretty quickly. Spread them out using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Leave them on the counter to cool.  When cool to the touch, refrigerate for 45 minutes to set the chocolate. Remove from refrigerator and slowly peel the tin foil off of the saltines breaking them into pieces as you go. It gets a little messy because the mixture isn't totally hardened yet, but if you leave them in the refrigerator for too long the tin foil will be really hard to remove. A little mess never hurt anyone! Put the pieces in a freezer storage bag and seal. Place the bag in the freezer for about 25 minutes to let them fully harden. Make sure you use a freezer bag and not just a normal ziplock bag or they may crystalize! But at least they'd be pretty right?! Enjoy!


  1. Hmmm these are so good and such a Southern treat!! I looove them!

    1. I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for your comment!


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