All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Christmas Crack

I'm beginning to realize why this recipe is called "Crack"!  This is all that was left after I took a batch  to my quilt group's All-Day-Sew today!

Here's the recipe (adapted from

Saltine crackers (1 sleeve plus a few more)
2 sticks of butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 bag milk chocolate chips (I usually use semi-sweet)
nuts, sprinkles, or M&M's (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
Cover cookie sheet with a single layer of crackers.
Bring butter and brown sugar to a biol, stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat; add vanilla extract.
Pour mixture over crackers, then bake for 6 minutes.
Remove from oven; pour chocolate chips on top of crackers.
Allow chocolate to soften for a minute or two, then spread evenly over top of crackers.
Add nuts, sprinkles, or M&M's on top of melted chocolate if desired.
Cool, then refrigerate.  Once it has hardened, break up into bite size pieces.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Healthy (for the most part!) Energy Bites


1 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 c. ground flax seeds
1/3 c. honey
1 t. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  Form into balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Refrigerate or freeze until ready to eat.  You can eat them at room temperature, but they are best eaten when cold.