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chocolate caramel graham crackers

10 Oct

This is the quickest, simplest recipe for a gourmet tasting and funky candy I like to think of as toffee bars.  I got this from the Jan, 2003 issue of Gourmet Magazine and I love to have a batch of these on hand in the freezer for family snacking or to serve to guests I want to impress.  It also makes a great hostess or kiddush gift.

Ingredients

  • 12 honey graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 1/2 oz.) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, pecans or almonds, (3-4 oz.), chopped

Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a 15 x 10 x 2-inch pan with silver foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang at each end.
    2.  Line end to end with graham crackers.
    3.  Melt butter (or margarine) on medium-low heat.  Add brown sugar and salt and cook until smooth and combined will,about 1 minute.  Pour over crackers, spreading evenly, and bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown and bubbling, about 10 minutes.
    4.  Scatter chocolate chips evenly over crackers.  Return to oven for 1 minute. 
    Remove and gently spread chocolate with offset spatula.  Sprinkle with nuts (I used sliced almonds).
    5.  Refrigerate or freeze.  Break into squares or irregular shaped pieces.
 
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  1. Rivky

    December 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Can these be frozen for a few weeks? Do you crack them into pieces using your hand? Also, can these be made vanilla flavored?

     
    • rivkye

      December 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      They can be frozen for several weeks in a ziplock bag. I break them by hand, sometimes in neat pieces along the cracker lines, but more often into irregular shapes. I’m not sure what you mean by vanilla flavored.

       
      • Rivky

        December 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

        Can I use white chips so that the coating is white?

         
        • rivkye

          December 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

          Yes if you like the taste.