I was looking for a good simple dessert recipe, and I found this recipe for brickle. It sounded perfect: 5 ingredients, a fairly short amount of time in the kitchen, and a dessert that I've had before but never knew how to make. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser, you might want to make a double batch.
- 40 Saltine crackers (one sleeve plus a few extra)
- 1 cup salted butter (don’t substitute)
- 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 12-ounce package of chocolate chips
- 5-6 Heath bars, crunched up for topping
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Take your largest sheet or baking tray (make sure it is rimmed) and line it with foil.
- Lay down the crackers in a single layer, making sure they don't overlap. The crackers should fill up the baking sheet perfectly. (If you have a smaller baking sheet, then you will obviously need fewer crackers.)
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and then stir in brown sugar. Once it starts bubbling, turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir continuously or it might burn.
- The caramel will be pretty runny and that is good. Once it has simmered for a few minutes, pour it straight on the crackers. Try to get it kind of even, but don’t worry about covering everything.
- Stick your baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the caramel has spread out nicely over the crackers. It should bubble a bit.
- Take it out of the oven and pour chocolate chips on top right away. The residual heat from the oven will be more than enough to melt the chocolate. Let it sit for 5 minutes to melt.
- Use a spatula to spread out the chocolate and make the chips flat. Then sprinkle on Heath pieces.
- Put the whole tray in the freezer. You have to make sure you give this stuff time to freeze solid. I let mine sit for about 90 minutes in there and that was more than enough time.
- Take it out of the freezer and if your brickle is rock hard, flip it over and peel off the foil.
- Then just bust the stuff up! Take out some aggression! One note though… make sure you take the foil off before you break it up. That is, unless your idea of a good time is peeling hundreds of tiny foil pieces off of candy.
I used peanut butter and chocolate swirl chips, and it was awesome. Any variety of chocolate chips will work just fine! I also used a bag of Heath bits and chocolate plus part of a bag of Heath toffee bits w/o chocolate for the topping.