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Chocolate Drizzled Chocolate Oyster Crackers
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Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Oyster Crackers

Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Oyster Crackers is a twist on the ever popular Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn. Rather than using popcorn, this addictive treat features Oyster Crackers tossed with toasted pecans, baked in a dreamy caramel sauce, and finished with a drizzle of melted chocolate. The combination of the saltiness of the Oyster Crackers and the sweetness of the Caramel is a match made in heaven!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

  • 10 cups (2 9-ounce) packages Oyster Crackers
  • 1 ½ cups toasted pecan pieces (See Notes 1 and 2)
  • ¾ cup 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter (See Note 3)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar (7.5 ounces)
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt (See Note 4)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting wafer melted according to package directions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250° F.
  • Place Oyster Crackers into a large heat-proof bowl; add pecans on the top.
  • Heat the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until butter is melted. Reduce heat to medium low; boil, undisturbed and uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla extract and baking soda. (See Note 5)
  • Pour the caramel over the pecans and Oyster Crackers; stir to coat.
  • Spread the mixture onto an ungreased, large disposable aluminum roasting pan. Bake for one hour and 15 minutes, removing every 15 minutes to stir.
  • Spread the mixture onto parchment paper to cool. It may seem sticky at first, but will dry as it cools.
  • As the Caramel Oyster Crackers cool, drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
  • Store in airtight container.
  • Yield: 12 to 13 cups.

Notes

  1. To toast pecans, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° F for 8 to 10 minutes, watching carefully.
  2. May use unsalted peanuts in place of the pecans.
  3. Because the Oyster Crackers are already salted, it's best to use unsalted butter. Otherwise, the Caramel Oyster Crackers could be too salty.
  4. If you're concerned about salt level, you can reduce the amount of salt to ¼ teaspoon.
  5. When you add the vanilla and baking soda, the caramel will bubble up and could burn you if you're not careful.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.6mg