Sunday, January 20, 2013

'Lighter" Sweet n Salty Cracker Treats



Just before Christmas, one of my local friends (Thanks Joanne!) emailed this recipe to me that she received from her aunt. 

I was excited to try it as many of the sweet n salty cracker snack/toffee recipes called for 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter, and oftentimes, are topped with chocolate. 

This one didn't....and it was still addictive. 

 Using Club crackers for the base, and slivered almonds for the topping, makes this something to 'hanker' for any time of the year.  Just be careful not to overcook.  The syrup will get thicker as it cooks. 




'LIGHTER' SWEET N SALTY CRACKER TREATS 

40 Club Crackers
(singles)
1/2 c. butter (not margarine)
1/2 c. sugar
(I used brown)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 10" X 15" cookie sheet with foil. Lay crackers on foil to fill the pan. 

Place butter and sugar in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla. 

Pour over crackers and spread so all are covered in syrup. 

Sprinkle on slivered almonds. Bake in oven 10 - 12 minutes or until the top is bubbly all over. 

Remove from oven; let cool. Break into pieces. 

(I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but I used non-stick foil and the pieces came right off by hand).  Store in airtight container. 

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