Montana was one of the first friends I made in middle school. I was the new girl to my private school, and the only black girl at that, but she was completely nice to me right away. Montana was the first friend I’d ever had that was named after a state, and my first pal with long blonde hair, freckles and a wonderful mouth full of braces.
When we had our winter dance, Montana asked me to sleep over her house. Her mom picked us up from school, and after Montana and I went out to the stables to feed the horses (yes, they had horses; yes, this is in New Jersey) we were offered a wonderful treat. Since Montana’s family was Jewish, the bottom of this candy/cookie hybrid was made with Matzo. Also, it had marshmallow fluff in the middle. P.S.- Montana was also the first person to introduce me to Nutella, and Nutella and fluff on toast. I will always love her. When I had a flashback of this treat a few weeks ago, I knew I had to recreate it. I named it Chuck-A-Muck because I couldn’t remember what Montana’s mom called it. So, yeah.
40 Saltine crackers
1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag mini marshmallows
4oz white chocolate for drizzling(optional)
Line a large cookie sheet with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray. Like, go crazy. If you don’t, you’ll have little pieces of foil on your chuck-a-muck. That’s not good eats.
Lay the saltines on the cookie sheet, until all foil is covered.
If you have to, break some saltines in half and fill in those awkward spaces.
Place the 2 sticks of butter and the sugar in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Also, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn down to low heat and let simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 6 minutes. I like to put up the mixture and swirl it to kind of “mix” it without using a spoon.
Once the caramel is done, pour it all over the crackers.
And spread with a plastic spatula. Then, lick the spatula. Do it!
Sprinkle with mini marshmallows. I only used half the bag, but you can go balls to the wall with them if you want.
Offer your kid a mini marshmallow or 5. She deserves it for all the hard work you’re doing.
Place in the oven for 7 minutes. While the mallows are melting, place your semi-sweet chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring each time, until it’s all fully melted. Put aside.
Melty marshmallows. Slurp.
Spread the chocolate all over the melty marshmallows. If you want to get fancy, you can drizzle with melted white chocolate as well. Or, you could even sprinkle some chopped nuts on top!
The end result. Once it’s completely cooled (cool overnight, or a few hours in the fridge), you break it into large pieces. This stuff is so phenomenal and will totally rot your teeth. It’s perfect for the holidays!