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Easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Squares
I remember seeing these in a tall glass jar atop a NYC bakeries counter. Each square was $3 or $4 dollars. Wait are those Saltine crackers? I could make those and so it goes for years now. Salty, chewy, chocolate yum! To create less of a mess and easily get these off the baking sheet I highly recommend a Silpat or other silicone baking mat for these sticky treats.
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecan nuts
- 6 squares of dark chocolate or use emmy's original dark chocolate sauce like I did here
- to taste Hawaiian Koloa Rum coarse pink sea salt by The Spice Lab or any coarse sea salt of your choice
- Saltine crackers
Set your oven to 400 °F.In a small sauce pan combine your butter with your brown sugar and bring to a boil over high heat stirring to help dissolve sugar. As soon as it comes to a boil turn heat to low and allow to cook without stirring for 3 minutes. In a small 9 x 9 baking dish coat the bottom well with butter and lay saltine crackers in a single layer.Pour caramel sauce evenly over saltine cracker layer and bake for 7 minutes.Remove from over and allow to cool slightly. Cut up dark chocolate squares with a knife and sprinkle over caramel soaked cracker layer or spread chocolate sauce over top if using instead. The heat remaining in the baking dish will melt the chocolate creating a thin layer.Press pecans into the melted chocolate and pop into the fridge to completely cool. Finish off by sprinkling coarse sea salt on top. That's it! You're made a thin rich chocolate square with the crunch of a toffee and the salty smoky sweetness of caramel. Even those without a serious sweet tooth (how I envy them!) have a hard time resisting these. Happy Valentines Day!
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8
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