Friday, December 21, 2007

The easiest, most bizarre, yummiest treats ever!

Yesterday I happened to be home for an hour in the afternoon, so I turned on the Martha Stewart Show. Martha had a guest on who was showing how to make these...


Mint chocolate covered Ritz crackers...

Martha was raving about how good they were and how much her staff loved them. Thinking that they had to be either fabulous or bizarre (maybe both?), I made a quick run to Michaels before picking up Teenage Daughter from school.

So last night, Young Son made a batch to give to his teachers for Christmas gifts. Teenage Daughter made a batch as well to give to her friends. We bagged them in cute cellophane treat bags. They were super easy, and are sooooo good! The combination of salty crackers with the minty chocolate is a great combination!

Here are the ingredients... (Martha says that one 14 oz bag of chocolate will cover 2 sleeves of crackers)



Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (I used a glass pyrex bowl over a pot of simmering water). Drop the crackers in coat on both sides (Young Son used a fork to lift the crackers out of the chocolate).


Put the crackers on wax paper (Young Son used my silpat) to dry. See how some of the crackers look "messier" than the others? No problem- when they dry you can just break off the excess chocolate on the edges.



I kid you not- these are so good and easy enough for kids to make... Let me know of you try it! If you want to read Martha's official recipe, you can check it out here.

6 comments:

Llama Momma said...

Hey, if Ritz are good enough for Martha, who am I??

These look perfect for the noisy boys to make. We'll try 'em!

(I am totally coveting your silpat right now, BTW...)

Frazzmom said...

LM-

The silpat was a gift... Something I usually woulnd't spend money on for myself, but I love it!

Let me know how your ritz mints turn out!

Missy said...

oh my gosh, that sounds so good...where did you find the chocolate? is it just in the grocery store?

Frazzmom said...

Missy-
I just bought the melting chocolate at Michaels- any craft store with a cake decorating aisle should have it. You could use any mint flavored chocolate chips if you could find them as well...
Hope you feel better soon!
-L

Llama Momma said...

I couldn't find the melting chocolate. (darn!) So we went with our standard round pretzel with a hersheys kiss in the middle and an m & m on top. I love that the kids can make these by themselves...

Though I did use mint kisses this year and they are so good!

Enjoy Christmas, my friend. Our cards are going out in January this year...

LILY said...

They were soooo good. I finished them all by the time I got to work on Sunday!! Thanks!