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Mystery Brickle

A sweet and salty toffee-like candy with a secret ingredient!
  • Approximately 48 saltine crackers (spoiler alert: this is the secret ingredient!)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 12-18 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Flaky sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Arrange the crackers in one even layer on the pan.

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for about 3 minutes. Pour this mixture evenly over crackers, coating them completely.

Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and crackers float. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return pan to the oven for 1 minute to soften chocolate chips. Spread the now melted chocolate chips to evenly cover the surface. Sprinkle with nuts, sea salt or any other desired toppings.

Allow to cool to room temperature then refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. When the brickle is cold, snap it into shards and pieces for serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe adapted from: Traditions: A Taste of the Good Life, Copyright 1983

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