I had a busy day that started with two hours out in the yard. I went outside at 7am to beat the heat but was dripping wet by the time I finished bagging the last of the grass clippings. After showering and then spending hours running all over town, I was craving salt and chocolate.
There weren’t a lot of options in my snack drawer. Then, I saw a single sleeve of saltines. That made me to remember a recipe I first did as a Girl Scout. Since those halcyon days, I have changed the method a little because, frankly, pouring the boiling sugar and butter into the pan and then transferring it to oven to bake always seemed to me to be a recipe for disaster.
Increase to high heat and cook until mixture registers 325°F on a candy
thermometer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and carefully pour mixture over saltines, spreading evenly.