Usually for Christmas my mom drives to this small candy shop in Southern Jersey to buy us all pounds of chocolate-covered oyster crackers. But they're super pricey, so this year both of us tried to figure out how to make them ourselves (independent of one another). Couldn't find a good recipe for that, but we both stumbled upon recipes for Saltine Candy. In the spirit of full disclosure, I haven't actually made this yet. But my mom did, for Christmas, and I'm making it Friday to bring to a New Year's Eve party. IT IS SO FRAKKIN' GOOD. Almost as good as the matzoh crunch we make at Passover.
40 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Line jelly roll pan (9” x 13”) with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Lay crackers out flat on foil. Do not overlap.
In a small saucepan, melt butter and sugar together until foamy (about 3 minutes). Pour over crackers and spread with spatula to coat.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
After removing pan from oven, sprinkle chocolate chips over baked layer. Let soften and melt, then spread to cover the entire top.
While chocolate is still soft, sprinkle nuts over top and press in lightly.
Let cool and refrigerate until hardened.