Friday, December 16, 2011

Mrs. G's Saltine Candy

My friend's mother-in-law taught us to make this simple candy our senior year of college and it rocked our world. 

It didn't hurt that we could grab all of the ingredients necessary from our college's dining hall and then cook them up in our shabby little off campus kitchen. I still make this simple candy now and it's always a HUGE hit.

You'll need:

1 sleeve of saltines
1 11-ounce bag of chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate, but Mrs. G uses white chocolate)
1 cup of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of walnuts (you can also use pecans, almonds, etc)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then line a cookie sheet with tin foil and cover with a single layer of saltines.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar...

...and let it get nice and bubbly.

Then pour the butter/sugar mixture onto the saltines and carefully spread it around until all of the crackers are covered.

Pop into the oven for 10 minutes. It'll get brown and bubbly.

Pull out of the oven and sprinkle your chocolate chips on top.  Once they begin to melt spread them over the brown sugar/butter crackers.

While the chocolate layer is still hot and melty, sprinkle the walnuts on top:

Set aside the whole tray and let everything cool off (pop into the fridge if you're in a rush).

 Once the chocolate has hardened, break into chunks and serve.

Layers of crispy, salty, buttery HEAVEN.  

I made a big batch of these for a fundraiser at my mother in law's church. All packaged up, here's how they looked.  Love that big red bow.  So festive :)  Stay homey AND stay hungry!


  1. I could eat these for breakfast!

  2. You've been featured!

  3. I love this dessert! I took it to a bridge party and it was the hit of the dinner. I made it with semi-sweet chocolate. I am going to another dinner party tonight, so I made it this afternoon with bittersweet chocolate. I think everyone will love it.

    I will make it for the holidays. I love you idea of bagging it with a colorful ribbon. The odd size pieces are very attractive.

    1. So glad to hear you like it, Rosita! I will give it a shot next time with semi-sweet chocolate - I can see how that would balance nicely with the salty crunch! So yummy!


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