Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's Cookin' Wednesday-Crunch Bars

My Grandmother made these little bits of deliciousness a while back and was generous enough to share not only the bars, but the recipe too. 

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delectable dessert....THIS IS IT!!! 

These bars consist of stuff you probably already have on hand...isn't that great!!
1 sleeve of saltine crackers minus 2 crackers.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
8 oz. chopped chocolate
1/2 - 1 cup nuts
coconut (optional)

Start off by lining a cookie sheet, one with sides, with aluminum foil.  Trust me this is an imperative step unless you want to be scrapping goo off for years to come.

Line the cookie sheet with 35 saltine crackers.  Just a tid bit: a sleeve comes with 37 strange a prime number.  Most things are packaged in even or divisible numbers....but not a sleeve of crackers.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  While the oven is preheating melt the butter and sugar over medium high heat in a small sauce pan. 

Once the mixture is melted boil for 3 minutes, don't stir it during this time.

Now pour this wonderful goo over the saltine crackers.  Try to pour it evenly over the crackers...if they don't get covered with the goo, then they don't taste quit as good.

Now pop these babies into the over for 5 to 7 minutes.  Take them out once the tops are nice and golden brown...mine is 5 minutes or a shade less.

While those bars are baking chop up your chocolate.

When the bars come out of the oven, immediately cover with chocolate and spread evenly over the bars.

Now comes the fun part...cover your bars with you toppings, i.e. nuts and coconuts.  I used slivered almonds, that just happens to be what I had on hand. 

These bars are good with all different kinds of nuts and with or without the coconut.  Customize to your taste!!

Now let them cool, if you can!

Break the bars into pieces and enjoy!!

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