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Christmas Crack

I wanted to share a super simple recipe with you guys if you need a last minute thing to bring to a New Year’s Eve party! I made Christmas Crack as a gift for my grandmothers this year but switch out the Christmas bow for silver or gold ribbon and you are all set to ring in the New Year!

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Step 2:

Cover your jelly roll pan (9×13) with aluminum foil. You can spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray to make your life a little easier but I’ve never had trouble peeling it off. Line the tray with saltine crackers.

Step 3:

Start with melting butter on medium heat. Once the butter is melted, mix the butter and sugar in a pot on medium heat. Boil for 3-5 minutes. Keep stirring until it has thickened. You can add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract here!

Step 4:

Pour the mixture evenly over the saltines. Make sure it reaches the edges!

Step 5:

Bake for 5-10 minutes. Then remove from the oven.

Step 6:

Cover the crackers with chocolate chips. Give the chocolate chips a few minutes to melt and then you can spread to cover the top! Once you’ve spread the chocolate leave in the fridge for at least an hour to cool.

Step 7: Optional

Break up and serve in a mason jar with a cute bow!

Happy baking!

xox,

Marissa

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Forever Young: Chocolate Buffet

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do some Saturday morning in Boston go check out the Langham’s Chocolate Buffet. It runs every year from September to June and it has become a “welcome back from school” tradition for my mom and I. The first time we went was after I got back from my freshman year of college and we just keep going back!

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Here’s a photo of my first plate! For my first round I grabbed a donut from the donut wall, cake pops, and chocolate mousse.  I also took a mug of the chocolate soup- my favorite thing they bring back year after year!

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For the next round I stopped by the crepe station and dipped some fruit and cake in the chocolate fountain.

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This is another one of my favorite chocolate buffet staples! It may seem like you can get cookies and milk anywhere but drinking out of the bottle is so much fun!

Here are some of the desserts that match the theme: their version of Pop-tarts and and cereal and milk.

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If you’re more of an ice cream person check out this topping bar!

If you love dessert I would definitely recommend stopping by the chocolate bar next time you’re in Boston!  Let me know what your favorite dessert is in the comments below!

xox,

Marissa