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Ingredients

35 Premium Original Saltine Crackers
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 package (8 squares) Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place crackers in a single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Heat butter and sugar in saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Bring to a boil; boil 3 minutes without stirring. Spread over crackers. Bake 7 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over the ingredients in pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Cool. Cut or break into pieces.

Betty Dresselhaus
Davenport



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