Random Cooking Chemistry: Chocolate & Saltine Brittle


Today was the last day with my Sunday School students before I head to Chicago.  So, I decided to bring them one of my favorite treats………chocolate and saltine brittle.  Now, as a warning, this is not a healthy recipe at all.  The best way to really describe this tasty treat is diabetes and a heart attack.  However, if saltine brittle is wrong I don’t want to be right!  Let’s get to it!

Recipe yields 12 servings

Note: Pictures reflect a larger serving size.


  • 35 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • Kosher salt (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking oil spray.  Then place crackers on foil in 5 x 7 inch rows.


2. Microwave butter on high for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir. Microwave on high for 2 more minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.



3. Pour over crackers. Bake 17 – 20 minutes (should bubble but not burn).


4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crackers. Spread after 2 minutes (chips should be nice and gooey now).

Option: Sprinkle kosher salt on top.



5. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Break into pieces.

For my students I used some wax paper to wrap up the broken pieces and tied a bow around it to make a sweet little present.

Who will  you make smile with sweet treats for the holidays?



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