This recipe is featured in the April 2010 issue of Country Living. It is part of the article on "Trisha Yearwood's Family Recipes". I decided I would try making "Mama's Sweet and Saltines", and boy were they good. This recipe is easy and would be great for any gathering.
Mama's Sweet and Saltines
40 Saltine crackers 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup light-brown sugar 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven at 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and saltine crackers.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over crackers, covering them evenly. Put cookie sheet into oven and watch closely. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until just bubbly.
Remove from oven and pour chocolate chips over crackers. When chips begin to melt, spread them over crackers with a knife. Transfer pan to freezer for about 20 minutes, or until completely cooled. The chocolate-covered crackers will form a solid sheet. Break into pieces and store in airtight container.
Here is a "Menu for the Weekend" for all of you to try. The menu is comprised of some of my favorite recipes I have posted under "Recipes I Dig". Clicking on titles links you to the recipes. Enjoy and Happy Eating!
Artist Shane Wood Shane Wood grew up around welding as her father owned a hollow-metal door customization business. However, she had never tried her hand at the trade until taking a beginning metal sculpture course at the Spruill Art Center in Atlanta in 2002. After a couple of courses at Spruill, she continued to develop her skill on her own, focusing predominantly on “found object” art. She enjoys transforming once discarded metal into relevant, and sometimes whimsical, art. Shane creates under the name of Has-Been Metalworks and is currently is interested in the creation of found object industrial art. Shane and her family relocated to Chattanooga in 2005 and have been refreshed by the emerging art scene that is developing there. She currently lives with her partner and their two children in Highland Park.