Is there anything more special than a homemade gift?
When someone puts so much thought into a personal gift, its more meaningful than anything that any store can offer!
My grandma has been passing on these joys to all of her grandchildren for years.
One year she made us a recipe book that included all of the recipes that her grandchildren loved. The book is bright and some may consider it tacky… but I love it! And I bring it out every year to make my collection of Christmas treats :)
The bark recipe I’m sharing here is one of my favourites from her book.
1 package of salted soda crackers
3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 pkg chocolate chips
red and green M & M’s (or slivered almonds if you prefer)
Cover a large cookie sheet with tin foil. Place crackers on cookie sheet (touching side by side). Melt butter and brown sugar together, boiling until mixture becomes a light caramel colour (it will also give off a nice smell!) – about 5 minutes. While stir hot, pour mixture over crackers. Spread it around evenly with a spoon or spatula.
Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, or until caramel is bubbling. Remove from oven and spread the chocolate chips over the top right away. Spread chocolate flat with a spatula as it melts. Put M & M’s on top (or slivered almonds). Put in fridge until hardened.
Once hard, remove and break into small pieces. Makes about 80 pieces. Place in a container lined with wax paper and keep in the fridge until they are ready to eat :)
I only made these this week, and I think my husband has eaten half of them already!
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do :)