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Pig Out Cookies

September 1, 2016

Just in time for Labor Day weekend cookouts, here is my Grandmother’s famous recipe for what she called Pig Out Cookies.  You can’t eat just one…hence the name!  Made with just 5 ingredients, they are super easy and always a crowd pleaser.

Pig Out Cookies:

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
Saltine crackers (enough to cover a cookie sheet)
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Line a lipped cookie sheet with foil and lay a single layer of saltine crackers over the foil, trying to cover the entire bottom of the pan.

I took the liberty of clearing off my kitchen counter so you wouldn’t be distracted by all of the clutter and you could really focus on how neatly the crackers are lined up on this baking sheet!  You’re welcome.  But, in the interest of keeping things real, here is what the rest of my countertop looks like 😉  Despite my best efforts to keep it nice and tidy, unfortunately it looks like this more often then not.

Ok, back to the cookies…In a small saucepan, mix the brown sugar and butter over med-high heat.

Once it starts bubbling,  reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes.

Immediately pour over crackers and spread it out.  Don’t worry if it’s not perfectly even, but do try to cover all of the crackers with the caramel sauce.  Bake for 7 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers.  Let them sit for a few minutes to soften, then spread evenly with a knife.

Top with pecans if desired.  Some of the peeps in my household refuse to eat nuts, so I try to accommodate all pallets by making half of the batch without nuts.

I put the pan in the fridge to speed up the hardening process, then once they are hard, just break them apart like toffee.  Enjoy!

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