Barking Crackers

Barking Crackers
This treat pleasures both the sweet and the salty eater. Photo © 2005 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    20 mins
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Barking Crackers is a simple candy made with soda crackers and chocolate that is similar to a traditional toffee or bark recipe.

Be sure to check the bottom of the recipe for complete instructions for a Passover version of this recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 40 (plus) soda crackers*
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 12 ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate or butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts and toasted, optional

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a jelly roll (15 x 10-inches with sides) pan with foil and grease lightly. Completely line pan with crackers.
  3. Boil butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Stirring constantly. Pour mixture over crackers.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from the oven.
  5. Sprinkle chips over pan. Let chips soften so they can be evenly spread. Sprinkle nuts over top.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour and then break apart into bite-sized pieces. Store these in the refrigerator.

    For Passover

    Just substitute 6 pieces of Matzo crackers for the soda crackers.