Carol's easy christmas candy recipe

An easy christmas candy recipe - salted caramel chocolate crackers

Carol shares this yummy and yet so incredibly easy Christmas candy recipe.

Rating: Very Easy

Hands On Time : 15 Minutes

This makes an ideal pot luck contribution to a Christmas gathering.

A Throw Together Easy Christmas Candy

To make a tray, you'll need:

  • 1/2 box of salty crackers, like saltines

  • 2 sticks/ 1 block/ 8 oz/ 250 gm butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 block/ 8 oz/ 250 gm dark  chocolate

  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

  • Preheat the oven to 380F/ 190 C

  • Line the baking tray with parchment or baking paper

  • arrange the crackers on the base

  • In a pot, melt together butter and brown sugar, combine till thick and pour over the crackers

  • Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes

  • Scatter over broken up chocolate pieces. Put it back in the oven to help melt. This will take no more than 3 - 4 minutes

  • Remove and with the back of a flat knife, swirl the melted chocolate evenly over the surface. 

  • Scatter over the roughly chopped up pistachios

  • Allow to cool either in the refrigerator or at room temperature

  • When the layers harden, break it up roughly and serve

  • This easy Christmas candy recipe stores well in an airtight container

Tips From Easy Recipes

This Christmas candy recipe is incredibly unhealthy but so very "more-ish".  But not to worry, it's only once a year we eat such rich food.

  • For any recipe that calls for chocolate, always use the best quality eating, not cooking grade choc.

  • If you're giving this candy as a gift, allow to cool at room temperature and not in the 'fridge, as chocolate chilled gets a white bloom

  • This recipe is so quick to make, it is ideal to throw together just before going to a Christmas party or a pot luck "do". By the time you get to the party, the candy will have cooled and hardened.

  • Use any nuts of your choice, but I like pistachios because of the color contrast

  • For that added health aspect, add dried cranberries or blueberries to scatter over the top with nuts.