This recipe is a healthier option to the all famous "Christmas Crack", without sacrificing on flavor! Put a healthier spin on a not-so-healthy classic, and save some calories at your next holiday gathering.
"HEALTHIER CHRISTMAS CRACK"
36 square Whole Grain crackers
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar (this is a natural sweetener, like cane sugar, but lower on the glycemic index.. meaning it sweetens your food without spiking your blood sugar)
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter
1 cup Dark Chocolate
1/4 cup Chopped Almonds
2-3 TBL Dried Cranberries (chopped)
Canola Cooking Spray
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
-Line a 9X9 square pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Arrange crackers in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
-In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter and sugar. Stir with a whisk until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to a low boil and let boil for 4 min. Remove from the heat and immediately pour the mixture over the crackers and use a rubber spatula to spread over the crackers.
-Place in the preheated oven, now melt your chocolate; add chocolate chips to a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 20-sec intervals, mixing between intervals. Once most of the chocolate is melted, remove from the microwave and stir until it is completely melted and smooth.
-Remove crackers from the oven, let cool for 1-2 min, then drizzle melted chocolate on top and spread. Top with almonds and dried fruit.
-Place in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours. Once set, the crack will be completely hard. Pull pan from the fridge or freezer, peel away foil and break into pieces. Enjoy!