Welcome to week one of our Virtual Cookie Exchange, which kicked off yesterday. I’ve been working with Shirley from Intelligent Domestications, Kristen from The Road to Domestication and Erlene from My Pinterventures on this party for weeks. We have lots of prizes to give away, including cash, so be sure to check it out! If you’re a blogger, be sure to link up your favorite holiday recipes!
Around here I mostly stick to design, but I do love to bake especially around this time of year. So my first recipe to share with you in our Cookie Exchange is Christmas Bark. I prefer recipes that are quick and easy, and this one definitely is.
I found this recipe years ago in a holiday issue of People magazine. It was submitted by Stacy Keibler (I wonder if she made these for George Clooney) and it had been in her family for years. I’ve been making it every year since and it’s always a huge hit!
You first line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then add a single layer of saltine crackers on top. As per the recipe below, you next pour the melted butter and sugar combo over the crackers and bake it. When that comes out of the over, sprinkle with chocolate chips. As they melt, spread it out like icing over the top of the crackers. Then sprinkle with pecans. Sometimes I will use chopped walnuts instead, as I did here. Then it goes in the fridge for an hour, it looks like this when it comes out.
Then I use a knife and a fork and kind of chisel it into pieces.
Here is what it looks like with the pecans.
This Christmas Bark is such an easy recipe, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked for it after people have tried them. And they are always shocked to find out it was made with saltine crackers!
Be sure to check back throughout the next two weeks for more recipes, prizes and printables. I will also be sharing some of my favorites from the link-ups on my blog and social media accounts, so be sure you’re following to see if you’re featured!
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