I love holiday baking. Not just one or two batches of cookies, I like to make as many as I can stuff in the fridge. I know it's excessive but it being the holidays is my excuse. I love having the variety around, it's fun to have all the different kinds! The thing is...it can get expensive. Flour, butter, eggs, chocolate chips, they all add up. Even with coupons things can be expensive. So I've decided to share with my readers lots of CHEAP holiday treats that still taste great!
Are you enjoying what you see here?
Get new articles sent right to your inbox!
Sign up for our weekly newsletters for new articles sent right to your inbox plus get a free copy of my ebook, The Canner's Cookbook, just for signing up! We will never spam your inbox or send more than one email each week.
The first treat I'll share with you sounds kind of odd but trust me, there won't be any left for company.
What you need:
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- saltine crackers
- chocolate chips
Here's a picture of what you need. Of course you don't need organic saltines, that's just what I had on hand from the surplus store.
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Boil for 1 minute.
Make 2 layers of saltine crackers in a pan. I used a 9"x8" pan. You do not need to grease the pan. The butter will do that for you:)
Pour the butter/brown sugar mixture over the saltines. Make sure you cover all the saltines. Bake this at 400F for 5 minutes.
Put the chocolate chips on the top evenly. Bake for another 5 minutes. Use a knife or a frosting spreader to spread out the chocolate chips.
At this point they smell so yummy you will have to eat one! That's it, enjoy!
- Chocolate Chips: .25 - .50 for 1/2 c.
- Saltines: .25 - .50 for one sleeve
- Brown Sugar: .15 for 1/2 c.
- Butter: .50 for 1 stick
Total cost: 1.15 - 1.65
Disclaimer: This post may contain a link to an affiliate. See my disclosure policy for more information.