When it comes to desserts, everyone has their own long-held favorites. Some people prefer fruity sweets and some like to stick to good, old chocolate. Either way, I think few would say their favorite sweet treat involves bland Saltine crackers, of all things. Luckily, Lori Nolan did have the idea of using the cheap crackers as the base of a very tasty treat she's named "Cracker Candy."
While at a party with her mother, Nolan tried an interesting dessert she'd never seen and was hooked. "What was intriguing to us the very first time we had it, is that it's made with Saltine crackers," explains Nolan. "The cracker layer ends up somewhere on the bottom and it's salty and crispy, versus the brown sugar and butter. So the crispy layer of the cracker is unique." The use of Saltines is certainly different in the realm of dessert, but the combination of salty and sweet is not. The combination of chocolate and peanuts, for instance, is an absolute classic one.
This particular recipe calls for enough Saltine crackers to cover a baking tray, one cup butter, one cup and two tablespoons brown sugar, one bag of chocolate chips and a half cup of pecans. Nolan mentions, though, that the original recipe called for slivered almonds instead. If neither of those options sound good, the possibilities are endless. Any other kinds of nuts would work, as well as your favorite candies. Perhaps use sprinkles for a birthday or candy cane pieces for Christmas, even!