"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" Comes to Netflix

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. This post is in partnership with them. All opinions are my own.

We love a good princess, and there’s nothing wrong with a happy ending. But the reality is kids today are gravitating toward grown-up stories. They may not be made with kids in mind (read: The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and That 70’s Show), but they’re watching. That’s why Netflix is reinventing family TV with shows like Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, available to stream now. The show serves up dark comedy that your big kids are probably ready for, whether you realize it or not.

As a member of the Netflix StreamTeam, I had the miserable opportunity to preview a screener of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Life for the Bauledaire children is very salty indeed because of Count Olaf, but I have whipped up an easy recipe that can bring a little sweet in to the mix without any misery.

Here's what you need to make "Count Olaf's Salty Sweet Cracker Treats":

2 sticks butter
1 cup light brown sugar
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate

What You Do:

- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

- Line pan with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and arrange the saltines salt-side down in a single layer. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and boil a few minutes until it turns a caramel color. Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly.

- Put the pan into the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just bubbly, watching carefully. Remove from the oven and pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit, spread them over the crackers with a knife.

- Transfer the pan to the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until completely cold. They will form one big sheet. Break up into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Make sure to check out the trailer below. Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf is amazing!

Count Olaf’s Dreadful Picks.

Only the most handsome, talented, brilliant man of all time could come up with a list this fantastic. Add these titles to your Netflix watch list or risk the most dreadful January yet.
“Witness the greatest act-OR of all time, obviously.”
“Any show where cats are eaten must be a good thing.”
“The Galra Empire is almost as dreadful as I am… almost.”
“A jungle where everyone fends for themselves or dies. Sounds like a great place for the kids to visit.”
“How treacherous must the alien world be to want to leave Earth. I must visit.”
“I thought those Baudelaires were pesky twerps, but they don't hold a candle to Degrassi: Next Class.”
What do you think of our treats? Do you have Netflix? Have you seen "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?


  1. We don't have Netflix so we won't be able to see this. But a couple of my daughters have it. I'm going to talk to them about it.
    I really wanted to say something about the Count Olaf Salty Sweet Cracker Treat. This just might be my new favorite treat!! It's easy. Plus it will satisfy both my sweet tooth and the salty taste that I crave now and then!! Thank you so much!

  2. Ahhh!! I will have to check out the show and make these asap!! I loved the movie!! I bet the show is fantastic!!

  3. Your name for those treats sounds SO much nicer than Christmas Crack, the name I first saw it under on Pinterest!

  4. Cute recipe for not-so-cute show.

    slehan at juno dot com

  5. I enjoyed the series! And chocolate makes it that much more special!

  6. I haven't seen this yet, but am going to add it to our list. The crackers look amazing! I love salty sweet combinations!

  7. Oh goodness if I made that treat I would have to hide it from myself or make it for someone else and just keep a small piece!
    I havent seen this movie we dont have Netflix.

    ellen beck

  8. Thank for the recipe. It looks delicious! I have not read the Lemony Snicket books so I don't want to watch the movies or show yet. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you. Happy March!

  9. I will have to watch Lemony Snickets sometime.

  10. The recipe sounds like it is a keeper for sure. I love the chocolate and the salty factor both being included.

  11. My grand kids just love Lemony Snickets. I love the sweet and salt combonation, but I am so afraid of the crackers becoming soggy. Will test this out though.

  12. I have yet to watch this. My mom makes these cracker treats and they are so good. My daughter loves them :)

  13. My 11 year old twins enjoy the TV series but, my youngest son is most notably not a fan but, they all rotate through. AKA they suck it up while watching another's choice then they get to pick.

  14. I have this in my list, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. So many good shows on Netflix!

  15. I'm looking forward to watching Lemony Snicket on Netflix with my family. Thanks for the recipe for Count Olaf's Salty Sweet Crackers Treat. Perfect goody to eat while watching this movie. :-)

  16. These are ingredients I usually have on hand. I'll have to try them and check out the series on Netflix.

  17. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events looks fun to watch with the family The recipe looks tasty and easy to make Thanks

  18. Count Olaf's Salty Sweet Cracker Treats sound really fun and tasty and I would love it. My son has Netflix and I have to start watching it also!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  19. I can see by looking at this trailer that Neil Patrick Harris is doing a fantastic job in playing this role.

  20. I love this recipe - so delicious! I have Netflix and really enjoy it (we cancelled DirecTV, bought an antenna, and there's no going back). I haven't seen Lemony Snicket.

    1. We did the same and it was the best decision!

      Read more here: http://www.nannytomommy.com/2016/12/how-to-save-on-television.html

  21. These cracker treats look very delicious!

  22. Must add these ingridents to my grocery list today. Can't wait to make this on Saturday. Stay Tuned!

  23. Thanks for the recipe. I really enjoyed this series on Netflix. I love Neil Patrick Harris!

  24. So easy and looks so yummy, and i have all the ingredients.

  25. I would love to make these!.... But I'm afraid they'd be gone within half an hour or so. :p

  26. OMG your "Count Olaf's Salty Sweet Cracker Treats" look so good. I am going to have to make these. Wonder if chopped nut would be great on this :-)

  27. This is a perfect treat to go along with the movie. I have netflix but have not watched the movie...yet!

  28. These look so good and easy to make. I am going to try them.

  29. I will definitely have to check this show out. These treats look delicious, will definitely try this recipe.

  30. This looks like a great show, we will definitely have to check it out! This recipe sounds amazing btw, and I cannot believe how easy it is to make! I will be making this very soon, thank you so much for sharing! :)


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