My friend Anna gave me this recipe after I sampled it at her house. So yummy! And it takes less than 15 minutes to make, plus cooling time.
Here's what you need for the magic:
2 sticks butter, plus a little extra for buttering your pan
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips (2 cups)
35 saltine crackers (a little more than one sleeve)
2/3 cups chopped pecans (although you can substitute walnuts, peanuts, etc)
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grab a medium sized sheet pan (approx. 10x15") and line with foil. Rub some butter all over the foil. Then stick your saltines down, in a single layer.
Then, melt the butter together with the brown sugar in a saucepan, over medium heat. Once it starts to boil, continue to stir for 4 minutes, then remove from heat. Pour the mixture over the saltines, and spread it out evenly. The mixture will start to cool quickly so you'll need to work fast!
Put your baking sheet into the oven for 5 minutes, then remove. Turn off your oven. Add the chocolate chips. You should have about 2 cups from a 12 oz bag. Sprinkle them over the caramel mixture, and return the pan to the oven for one minute. Then remove again, and spread the chocolate around. I found that an offset spreader helped here. It should spread easily. Then add your nuts. Let the mixture cool at room temperature, then break apart and serve. You can store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, but they won't last that long anyway!