I KNOW I KNOW IVE BEEN THE WORST BLOGGER EVER. here's the thing. i have this really big test that i'm prepping for and my life is incredibly boring. but i passed the multiple choice so we're getting closer to me being normal!
and i brought you gifts!
my favorite saltine candy AND homemade chocolate sea salt caramel sauce. do you still love me?
i think i cracked the code here. this sauce is so freaking good.
i could literally put it on ANYTHING.
(i especially recommend ice cream… and saltines)
tell me that sauce don't look like it's just BEGGING to be put on a cookie. or a waffle. or pie.
honestly… i'd eat it off the spoon.
and i did.
it tastes EXACTLY like my favorite chocolate sea salt caramel sauce from target. (which i don't think they sell anymore so its a good thing i came up with a recipe for it)
also: the sea salt is non-negotiable
its so necessary.
anyway, the chocolate sauce isn't the focus here. it's actually the candy!
which i don't even know if i can classify this as candy. can i?
its really just chocolate covered saltines. but its… just so addicting.
and simple! its probably the easiest thing ever to make.
i came up with it when i was in seattle as a quick snack
i was bored and it sounded weirdly like that christmas crack that i'm still dying to learn how to make. side note: MOM SEND ME YOUR RECIPE FOR THAT PLEASE. thanks xoxo
literally. all you're going to do is make this sauce. which takes literally 5 minutes.
so you make the sauce. and you crush up the saltines. and then you pour sauce over the saltines. and then you bake it. and. that's. it.
i made it for the doyles when i was out in seattle once and they really liked it!
and frankie really likes it.
and i really like it. SO. that means everyone will like it. i've decided.
it's definitely a party pleaser so if you're in a pinch and want something quick and easy to whip up this is your new go-to.
it's also weirdly autumn-y to me. even though its not apples or pumpkin or anything. the chocolate sea salt caramel gets all toasty and a little bit burnt and its so good.
so lets have a bowl of delicious chocolatey toasty saltine candy!
because. why. not.
(please forgive me for not being 100% here this past month.) i promise i'll be back to my old self soon. xoxo.
- for the chocolate salted caramel sauce:
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- for the candy:
- 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, whipping cream, butter, and salt. Stirring constantly, bring the ingredients to a full boil. This should take 2-3 minutes.
- Once the ingredients reach a boil, add in the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts and the sauce is smooth, about two minutes.
- Transfer the sauce into a jar and let it cool.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
- While the sauce is cooling, take the sleeve of saltine and gently break them into large pieces in a mixing bowl.
- Drizzle 1/4 cup of the sauce over the saltines and use a spoon to get some of the sauce on all of the pieces.
- Spread the pieces across a large baking sheet lined with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
- Drizzle additional sauce over the pieces if you see some bare spots.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then remove the sheet and allow the pieces to cool.
Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen
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