Friday, October 7, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap: Chocolate Covered Saltines

Every Friday I teach a cooking class at our homeschool co-op. It's been hard to find something we can start and finish in one hour but last week's gummies turned out great and we had time to spare. This week we are trying something that sounds weird but all the reviews tell me it's one to try: Chocolate Covered Saltines. Really, how can you go wrong with chocolate? Hope you like it.

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Have a great weekend!


The Jammie Girl said...

A co-worker of mine brought these to a party once and they ere a big hit! The sprinkles on your make them way cuter, though ;)

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

LOVE the combination of sweet and salty.

John and Kitty Miller said...

If you need another quick candy recipe, here's one of my favorites:
(Hopefully it's not a recipe I got from your blog!)

Peanut Butter Fudge
1 cup smooth peanut butter (chunky works, too)
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 pound (3 3/4 C.) powdered sugar

Line the bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan with aluminum foil or wax paper. Butter the foil or wax paper.
Place the peanut butter, butter, and salt in a large microwaveable bowl and cook in the microwave for two minutes on high. Stir and continue to microwave (if needed) until the ingredients are completely melted. Stir in the vanilla extract and confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar. Spread the fudge into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula or spoon. Cover and place in the refrigerator until cool.
To serve, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Makes about 64 - one inch (2.5 cm) pieces of fudge.

John and Kitty Miller said...

Here's another favorite quick candy recipe:

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 C. sugar
1/2 C. white corn syrup
1 C. roasted salted peanuts or 1 C. raw peanuts + 1/8 t. salt
1 t. butter
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda

In 1 ½ quart casserole stir together sugar and syrup. Microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts (and salt if using raw peanuts). Microwave on high 5 minutes until light brown. Add butter and vanilla to syrup, blending well. Microwave on high 2 minutes more. Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup VERY hot. Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy. Quickly pour mixture onto greased cookie sheet and spread. Let cool ½ - 1 hour. When cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container. Makes about 1 pound.

* Microwaving times may vary. This is what usually works for me.

Roxie700 said...

I have never tried chocolate covered Saltines; but something I make at Christmas time to serve as a treat is very similar. You use Ritz crackers. (I buy store brand) and that peanutbutter and put between the crackers. Then dip into the chocolate. When this sets up it tastes very very much like a peanutbutter cup....

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I enjoy reading your menus! I also goofed on the recipe swap post and now I'm there twice (#24 & 25) sorry. :(