Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Graham Crackers



Graham crackers and I go WAAAYY back. When I was a child, if I was "good," my mother would give me a treat to reward my good behavior. She would crumble graham crackers in a glass, pour some milk over it and add a teaspoon or two of sugar. It may sound strange, but I loved that concoction. To this day when I have an opened box of graham crackers in the house, it's a guarantee that they won't last long. I don't indulge in my childhood treat (which sounds awful on so many levels), I simply eat them straight from the box until they are gone.

When I needed to buy a box for a recipe (check back later in the week for that one...if the graham crackers last), I knew I would have to find a way to use up the remainder of the box or they would end up in my (expanding) tummy.  That's when I remembered this tried and true recipe, guaranteed to please children and adults alike. It calls for only six ingredients (graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, salt, nuts, and chocolate) and takes just minutes to prepare. I tore it out of Gourmet several years ago, and I go through periods where I make it a lot, and then I ignore it a lot, then I go back to it and make it a lot... You get the picture. Make these, and you'll understand.

Note:  This is an excellent use for your Reynolds Release foil. It eliminates prying these babies off the foil (the sugar and butter form a caramel that is a big reason why these are so yummy).


8 comments:

Steph said...

Those look very addicting! I'm obsessed with graham crackers too.

Tracey said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing combination of flavors! And so simple. I love it!

Megan said...

Oh yeah - thanks for sharing - my kids will go crazy for this!

Pamela said...

I've made something very similar using saltine crackers. Don't know why it never occurred to me to use graham crackers! It looks insanely good and would be too dangerous to have around!

spike. said...

Those look so good! I'm going to try these with toasted marshmallows nect weekend!

The Talley's said...

Thanks for posting this! I'll have left over graham crackers and chocolate this week, so..perfect!

Alyssa

Gabe's Girl said...

I love this recipe. This is my kind of gift. I wish I had had this recipe for End of School gift giving. Oh, well I can make it for next year, but I will definitely make it sooner than that! I love soggy graham crackers, too. This is a great "Welcome to the Neighborhood" gift, too!

danazia said...

Oh my, these sing to me! I LOVE this combo. I am going to have to try them. Thanks for the great post.
Dana