I really wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can't. Not only does it taste absolutely yummy (my son thought it was peanut brittle), it is very easy to make and the name makes me laugh. I actually found this recipe in the book Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. I've read all of Ms. Fluke's Hannah Swensen murder novels. They are a light, easy read and the main character owns a bakery. Each book is full of delicious recipes woven into the storyline. If you like to read books that aren't too deep yet have a great mystery and also are full of wonderful recipes, check out her website and find a few of her books to read.
Saltine Crackers (about half a box)
2 sticks salted butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup salted nuts (I used a full cup of mixed nuts, but you could use peanuts or even leave the nuts off and this would still be good)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan with foil and spray heavily with Pam.
Cover the pan completely with a single layer of Saltines, salt side up. Break crackers to fill in the spaces. Set aside. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a full boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for exactly 5 minutes stirring the entire time. Pour over the crackers (I spread the caramel out a bit to almost cover all the crackers) and sprinkle with the nuts. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and cool completely in pan on wire rack if possible.
When cool, carefully peel off the foil and break into pieces.
Store in airtight container.
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