BARK the Herald Angels Sing!

Ooey-gooey goodness

The holiday season can be a HECTIC time. Between all of the shopping, the wrapping, and the visiting, it is easy to not have enough time to bake!

For a college student who is broke, baking is a perfect, easy, and inexpensive way to give gifts to friends and loved ones. With all of the hustle and bustle of the season, sometimes all you need is a quick and easy treat to bring to a get-together. This, my friends, is that quick treat: let me present to you what I call Tree Bark. This is one of the first treats that I learned how to bake…EVER. I learned how to make it in high school, lost the recipe, and have been DYING to make it since. I found it online the other day under a different name: Toffee Crack…ers.  It is the easiest, simplest, and quickest dessert to make!

The best part of this treat, however, is the TASTE. The blend of salty and sweet is phenomenal; it will totally satisfy your sweet tooth and rid you of any craving thats you might be having. Oh, and did I mention that it only requires FOUR INGREDIENTS?? Yeah, I know, it does not get any better than this.


40 Saltine Crackers

1 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or a jelly roll pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Lay saltines across the sheet on top of the foil.
  2. Melt the sugar and butter in a saucepan until it reaches a boil. Lower the heat, and let the mixture simmer for 5-6 minutes, or until mixture thickens/ sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture overtop the saltines, spreading it evenly.
  3. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the toffee is bubbling.
  4.  Upon removal, pour the chocolate chips over the toffee. Once the chips start to melt, spread evenly. Let cool and/or refrigerate to harden the bark quicker.

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