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Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack is a simple salty sweet treat that is down right addicting. Saltine crackers coated with caramel and chocolate and topped with minty candies to bring in the Christmas flavor. After on bite you won’t be able to put them down.

This is how excited I get when Christmas Crack Season comes around.

 

This is how I look while eating the Christmas Crack.

 

 

This is the face I make when some one asks me to share the Christmas Crack.

This is how I look 10 minutes after all the Christmas Crack is gone – still trying to savor the flavor.

Needless to say this stuff is addictive. I am not usually an advocate for addictive substances but this is the one I will proudly proclaim “CRACK IS NOT WHACK”! At least in the case of this Christmas Crack which will have you fiending for bit after bite.

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Christmas Crack

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Christmas Crack is a simple salty sweet treat that is down right addicting. Saltine crackers coated with caramel and chocolate and topped with minty candies to bring in the Christmas flavor. After on bite you won’t be able to put them down

Ingredients

  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup Andes Crème de Menthe Thins, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup of peppermint candy, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a 15” x 10” x 1” pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Line up crackers in a single layer in rows on foil and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes (270 to 290 degrees if using a candy thermometer). Immediately pour over crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake 5 minutes or until the candy hardens (300 to 310 degrees if using a candy thermometer). Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power until melted. Spread over hardened caramel.
  5. Sprinkle candy (chopped Andes and Peppermints) evenly over the top and press into the chocolate using a spatula.
  6. Let cool in the freezer for 25 minutes then break into pieces and serve.
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Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel and Toffee Crumble

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel and Toffee Crumble

Grilled succulent peaches with juiciness oozing from their pores. Topped crunchy toffee candy crumble and drizzled with only the best sauce in the world, salted caramel. I AM SOOOOOO HERE FOR THIS!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [How I feel right now]

You all are going to have to excuse my over zealous use of exclamation marks during this post but I am super juiced that summer is officially here. This is my season. I grew up in San Diego where it is pretty much summer year round so this is the weather that I know and love. Bring on the sun; bring on the heat!

And of course, with the heat the grill comes out. I love a good reason to spark up the grill. There is nothing better than a smoky char on a vegetable or a nice slab of meat. And when it comes to grilling, I am an equal opportunity employer. I even share the grill love on my fruits, hence the subject matter of this post, my GRILLED PEACHES.

And you already know, these are not yo grandmama’s peaches. But I can assure you these are ME-MA approved. These fully decked out sweet treats are reminiscent of her good ole peach cobbler but way, way easier and way, way faster. Yep that’s my kind of dessert!!!!

Now most would just stop after grilling the peaches because the peaches alone are enough. But yall know I’m greedy so that just wouldn’t work for me. In true Me-Ma fashion I pulled a handful of Werther’s originals hard candies (you know grandma keeps a good hard candy in her purse at all times) and used them to make a crunchy crumble topping.

The ultimate woo-sah comes in with this homemade salted caramel. In all transparency I had to make this sauce a couple of times because timing and temperature are crucial in achieving the right consistency. I also tried using regular milk the first time since my heavy cream was expired but that was a NO NO. The fat weight of regular milk alone just isn’t enough to achieve the consistency needed for a caramel. Instead, I just ended up with sugary milk. But once I got it right … oooh it was sooo right.

Finally you can’t do a peach dessert without having an option for vanilla ice cream. It would just be wrong. Plus, the addition of creamy ice-cold vanilla ice cream against the charred warm peaches is just divine. This is a dessert that should be made over and over again this summer. And if you did, no one would judge you … not even Me-Ma!

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel and Toffee Crumble

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel and Toffee Crumble

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel and Toffee Crumble - Succulent and juicy peaches charred to perfection over the grill and topped with caramel and toffee goodness.

Ingredients

  • GRILLED PEACHES
  • 4 peaches (cut in halves)
  • vanilla ice-cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • SALTED CARAMEL
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • TOFFEE CRUMBLE
  • 8 werther’s originals hard candies (grounded)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. TOFFEE CRUMBLE
  2. In a food processor intermittedly pulse the werther’s originals until they reach a fine gravel-like texture.
  3. Into a medium bowl add in the ground werther’s, flour, sugar and salt and whisk together. Cut the butter into a few large pieces and toss these in the dry ingredients. With your hands, work butter into the mixture until large, moist clumps form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. SALTED CARAMEL
  5. In a saucepan on medium high heat, add in sugar and whisk. The sugar will begin to form clumps and then turn golden and melt. Keep a close eye on the sugar as it can easily burn.
  6. Once the sugar is completely melted and temperature reaches 350 degrees F immediately add in the butter. The butter will cause the sugar to bubble up but don’t be alarmed. Continue to which in the butter until it is completely melted into the sugar.
  7. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream. This will cause the mixture to bubble up again. Resume with a slow whisk until you achieve a smooth caramel. Allow the sauce to continue to simmer for 30 seconds - 1 minute then remove from the heat and stir in ½ teaspoon of sea salt flakes.
  8. GRILLED PEACHES
  9. Heat grill to high. Brush peaches with butter and place flesh down into the grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the peaches are soft to the touch.
  10. ASSEMBLY
  11. Place a peach half, face up and top with vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle on the toffee crumble and drizzle with the salted caramel.
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