This “crack” (so named due to its highly addictive nature) is a crunchy, salty-sweet treat that has proven so popular in Australia that Salada sales have increased by 15%! Made famous by the Podcast ‘Chat 10 Looks 3’ hosted by Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, “crack” is sure to be your newest guilty pleasure. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Ingredients (makes 1 large tray worth)
6 Saladas (or Salada-style) crackers
100g salted butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
100g dark chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160 fan-forced).
Line a 33.5 x 24cm tray with foil and then baking paper (take it from me, you do NOT want this to stick!) Lay out six Saladas onto the tray, which should fit snugly.
In a small saucepan, melt the better and sugar together over a moderate heat. Cook for about 5 minutes then stir in vanilla and salt.
Pour the butterscotch over the Saladas and smooth with a spatula to ensure they are evenly coated.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the butterscotch is a deep golden colour (keep a close eye on it as it can go from golden to burnt very quickly). Immediately sprinkle with the chopped chocolate and smooth with a spatula until melted and evenly coated. Top with chopped peanuts.
Refrigerate until set. Then break into shards and try not to eat it all at once. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Well Hello by Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales