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When this was in the oven it reminded me of the candy shops in New Orleans where they make their own candy. You would never know this was made with saltines; It looks like a fancy candy you would buy in a candy store. The perfect blend of salty and sweet!
I have a friend that used to make something similiar with graham crackers but, honestly, I like this much better. For the second batch I made, I lowered the temp to 350 and shortened the cooking time to 5 min. Turned out just to my liking! This will be added to my holiday goody baskets. It is inexpensive to make and is sure to impress!!
- 35 saltine crackers
- 1/2 c
- (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 c
- firmly packed light brown sugar
- (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped (you can also use 8 oz. of chocolate chips)
- 1 c
- chopped walnuts or pecans