This recipe is one that my mom made while growing up. She really liked them because it took only four ingredients that we normally had on hand.
Soda Cracker Bars
Line jellyroll pan with foil and then cover it with soda crackers, salted side down.
Boil together for 3 minutes:
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
Pour over crackers and bake 5-8 minutes at 400.
Place 6 oz chocolate chips on top. (Eric didn't think I had enough on there so he added a couple more while he impatiently waited for the bars to get done.
Spread when melted. Add nuts if desired and cut while warm.
Here are a couple of secrets to making these bars turn out just right.
#1 - when bringing your butter and sugar to a boil - make sure that you use a medium heat - don't use a high heat - you risk burning the sugar and it is likely that if you don't burn the sugar that the caramel part of your bars will be crystalized.
#2 - when selecting a jelly roll pan use one that isn't dark colored - this is what caused my epic fail last time OR if you only have darker colored jelly roll pan, make sure you reduce your heat by 25 degrees
#3 - like the recipe says cut while warm - this will make it so much easier - if you get distracted and wait after they are cooled you can still cut them but it will be a lot more work
Well if you are ever in need of a quick dessert that takes four common grocery items I would suggest giving these a try.