Very specific recipe suggestions
April 14, 2020 6:40 PM   Subscribe

I'm not sure how to phrase this best, but hopefully my examples will help clarify. I'm looking for recipes like Chocolate Caramel Matzo Toffee or The Pioneer Woman's Holiday Bacon Appetizers. In both of those recipes, there is a cracker base where the base gets soaked with fat or caramel, and then the soaked base gets crispy during the baking process. I love that combination but I can't think of any other recipes that follow that formula. Thanks for any ideas that come to mind!
posted by Neely O'Hara to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Bacon Crack!
posted by Weeping_angel at 6:55 PM on April 14, 2020

Best answer: I'm not sure if this is quite what you want, but I think it's similar: Ginger Crunch. The key is to go beyond what the recipe says about just pouring the caramel topping over while the base is hot, and instead put the whole thing (with topping) back into the oven for an extra 5-10 minutes at that point. It makes the topping really soak into the base for maximum crunch when it's done.
posted by lollusc at 7:07 PM on April 14, 2020

Best answer: These are just variations on a theme, but fwiw the matzoh one can be done with many kinds of cracker base—saltines, graham crackers, etc. For googling purposes they are unfortunately often called some variation on "crack," like "Christmas crack" or "matzoh crack"; "cracker toffee" may also work. (I call them "cracker snackie," which is what my friend's dad thought was the name of the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, you're welcome to use that as an option that doesn't make light of a drug epidemic, but it will be useless for googling.)
posted by babelfish at 7:51 PM on April 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Sounds like baklava might qualify.
posted by lakeroon at 8:13 PM on April 14, 2020

Best answer: Magic crackers!
posted by sarajane at 3:13 AM on April 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Best answer: We've made "Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark" a few times around the holidays, and it's been termed "Christmas crack" by a few friends.
posted by librarianamy at 4:37 AM on April 15, 2020

Best answer: The Kitchenista's buttermilk pie! Oh, it was heavenly.
posted by JawnBigboote at 5:28 AM on April 15, 2020

Best answer: I make these every year... graham cracker base with marshmallow, coconut and almonds. The caramel melts down the marshmallows and sticks everything together.
posted by kimdog at 8:39 AM on April 15, 2020

Best answer: Ritz Cracker Candy
posted by Miko at 9:44 AM on April 15, 2020

Best answer: English flapjack. Oats glued together with syrup. There are softer recipes with condensed milk and harder ones where it’s all sugar. Throw in chocolate and raisins (or figs, mixed peel, dates) for excitement, it’s a forgiving recipe.
posted by How much is that froggie in the window at 10:52 PM on April 15, 2020

Response by poster: These are all perfect, thank you! I'm especially excited to try Bacon Crack and Magic Crackers. Magic Crackers sound so implausible that I've got to see the magic in action.
posted by Neely O'Hara at 3:44 PM on April 16, 2020

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