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Rosemary "Crack"er Candy

Rosemary candy

    A couple of years ago a friend had me try a candy made from saltine crackers with a toffee like topping, milk chocolate and toasted almonds. It was great but of course I wanted to bling it up a bit :-)

    One of my favorite things is rosemary italian crackers. I thought rosemary might be a fun twist to this candy. Add some dark chocolate and toasted hazelnut and you have perfection. I have been told by my girlfriends who had this the other night, it was perfect (and could I write the recipe). Enjoy!!!

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Rosemary "Crack"er Candy

Keeps 3-4 days in a container with a tight lid

Italian Rosemary Cracker, I used 6 Trader Joe's brand crackers

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)

1 cup bittersweet chocolate chopped or chips

1 cup (or more depending how much nuts you want) toasted, chopped hazelnuts

 

Pre-heat oven 400˚F.

Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Make sure there foil going up the sides of the pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with crackers.

In a sauce pan boil together butter and sugar for 3 minutes. If using coconut sugar only a minute or if you start to smell the sugar burn (which is what happened to me!!). Pour a some of the caramel over each cracker. Then spread caramel over the crackers with a heat proof spatula. Bake 5 minutes exactly. Pull pan out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate over crackers. Wait 5 minutes, the chocolate will have melted. Spread melted chocolate over the crackers. Then sprinkle chopped nuts. Let cook and then brake into large pieces. Store in a tight container.

 

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this candy looks fabulous - you have some a gift for this!

Theresa

Looks yummy! I adore munching on special treats this time of year. Tis the season! xoxo

Brenda Nuland

I thought I remembered they had put it online!

http://wherewomencook.com/saltine-caramel-bars-recipe/#more-4406

It looks pretty, just like you'd make it. :)

Brenda Nuland

I LOVE this although I don't make it often as just looking at it raises my blood sugar. ;)

I saw in a Where Women Cook magazine article where a cook used this recipe but she did it differently.

She had one of those "muffin" pans where there were squares instead of circles. She then made individual pieces using different kinds of chocolate chips and such.

They were thicker and looked delicious. I am SO going to try that... someday.

Jeanette

Oh my goodness, this looks heavenly. I don't have a Trader Joe's close by, but maybe I could find a similar substitute.
Thank you for the yummy looking inspiration!

Jeanette

Diana

Oh yum! I have made the basic recipe you refer to, with everyday ol' saltines and it is quite addictive and good -- but your spin on it -- crack indeed! I may have to invest in both the upscale crackers and some hazelnuts and give it a try.

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