It’s December and it’s COLD.  The arctic cold front hit most of the country and it’s cold! It is the perfect day to reflect on all that you haven’t finished for Christmas.  Let’s see…mailing the adorable cards you had made (I mean you did wrestle the monkeys into nice clothes and scream and yell at them and the dog to sit still so you could get that perfect shot), get on Amazon and try to find something for the teenager living with you, finish decorating the tree and finally, deliver the neighbor gifts.  Oh yeah those people that look after your house while you are on vacation and call the cops because your alarm is going off for no reason at all. Well, those people deserve a sweet gift for putting up with your kids throwing a million balls in their side yard or tear up their front yard with their bikes or throwing a football in their tree and trying to climb it to get it out all the while breaking 12 branches. Oh, is that just me? My neighbors are very understanding and kind to my hooligans and I like to say thank you with a small gift. It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate just a little something to let them know you appreciate them.

This recipe is for the most fabulous, quick, EASY, sweet treat. My dear, long time friend, Jill, gave me this recipe years ago.  I make it all the time because it is amazing and takes about 7 minutes to make.  Thank you Jill!!
Whip up a batch of these and wrap them up in cute cellophane and pass them out.  Your neighbors, mailman, trashman, UPS man, kids teachers, tutors, coaches, carpool partners… will love you. Damn, there are a lot of people that make this machine run.

Sweet and Salties

EASY and oh so delicious holiday treat! Salty and Sweet-the perfect combo!

Servings 16


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 1 bag (10oz) Reese's peanut butter chips (not Reese's pieces)
  • 1 bag (10oz) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Be sure the cover the edges of the pan as well.  Spray with cooking spray.

  3. Lay the saltines flat to cover the entire pan.  You may have some space on one edge, but thats okay.  Just fit as many crackers as you can on the baking sheet. It may take more than one sleeve depending on how big your pan is.

  4. Melt the butter in a small pot.  Add sugar and boil for about 3 minutes. Do not cook longer or you will start to make caramel.  Pour sugar mixture on top of crackers and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 5 minutes.

  5. Take the baked crackers out of the oven and immediately sprinkle peanut butter chips and chocolate chips over crackers.  Let sit for a few minutes and then with a rubber spatula gently spread the melted chips over the crackers. 

  6. Refrigerate for several hours and then break into pieces.

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