Someone, whom I had just given a plate of our Christmas candy, called my thoughtful gift, white trash candy. Of all the gall! I really wanted to feel hurt and be mad about that but alas, I fear she was correct. Brutally honest and correct. If your recipes involve Captain Crunch, Saltines, Chex or pretzels ...well there's your sign. Here's one of our favorite recipes.
Might as well be proud of our heritage and share:) You don't need no stinking candy thermometer to make it either.
Cracker Candy aka Crack - for its addictive quality
¼ pound (one sleeve) saltine crackers
1 cup butter- do not substitute margarine- Paula would not approve.
1 cup sugar
1 – 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
Line cookie sheet with foil and butter well. Place the crackers evenly on the foil. Boil the butter and sugar for exactly 3 minutes. Pour over the crackers and bake in the oven at 400° F. for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. As the chips melt, spread them evenly over the mixture, and sprinkle with nuts. When cool, break into pieces.