Day #1: Fake Heath Bars

For Day #1 of our favorite treats, I am going to share with you Fake Heath Bars.  They say that Christmas is the season of giving and, boy, did we give away plenty of treats this time of year.  I can remember making these with my mom, sister, and Grandmother (Daga), making sure we doubled the recipe so we’d have enough to share.

While the next five days consist of our favorite treats….this really is one of my favorites.  I am warning you….they are addicting!  So be ready to package them up and send them to work (LJ’s co-workers may gain some weight by the end of these five days) or give to neighbors because when it comes to Christmas baking, lets get real, their ain’t any good skinny versions honey.

It wouldn’t be right to post about Christmas baking without a Santa picture…..

Megan and Ryanne 1987

Megan and Ryanne 1987

Of course we are once again dressed in matching outfits made by our mom.  I was only 10 months old.   Look at the foehawk I have going on!  By the look on Megan’s face I’m sure she was thinking “All I want for Christmas is for this thing next to me to go away…”.

Print Recipe Here

Ingredients

What you’ll need for Fake Heath Bars:

Baking sheet

Aluminum foil

1 box saltine crackers

2 sticks of butter

1 cup sugar

1 large bag of chocolate chips

First pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now, take your baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil so that is completely covered.

Baking Sheet

Take your saltine crackers and line the bottom of your baking sheet with them.  As you can see in my picture, they are not going to fit perfectly, so you will have to cut some crackers in half to fit on the sides.

Saltines

Set your baking sheet aside and place your two sticks of butter and sugar in a small sauce pan.

saucepan

Melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Make sure you are stirring it constantly to avoid any burning or sticking to the pan.  You want it to boil for 3 minutes.  You know it has boiled long enough when it turns into a thin, frothy mixture.  Once it has finished boiling pour the mixture over the saltines.

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You may need to use a spoon or spatula to make sure it is spread evenly over the saltines.  Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

While that is baking make sure you have your chocolate chips out, the bag is open, and a large spoon.  You have to work fast once you remove it from the oven.

Once 10 minutes is up, remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

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Take your large spoon, using the back, and spread the chocolate chips over the saltines.  The saltines should be hot enough that the chocolate chips start to melt, making the spreading easier.

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Keep spreading until the chocolate chips are fully melted and spread evenly over the saltines.

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Set them aside and let the chocolate cool and harden.  Once they are cool enough cut into squares and serve or package for friends and neighbors.

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Check back tomorrow for our favorite treat # 2….

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