It’s funny how some holiday traditions will start. With some things we make such a deliberate effort, thinking ‘this will be a holiday tradition!’ Other times, it’s something very simple that you try merely for fun, that turns into a yearly event…a favorite story you read every Christmas Eve, taking a drive to look at holiday lights or even a recipe that everyone loves.
This Graham Cracker Toffee is a tradition at our house that started when I was a child. My mother went to a cookie exchange at a local church one year and came home with a plate full of goodies, and this toffee was among the sweet treats. My brother and I devoured every piece of it on the tray. Thankfully, the recipe belonged to a friend and soon my mom was making a full pan of toffee all our own.
The recipe is very simple and includes ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Perfect for those times when you need a tray of goodies in a pinch. If nuts are an issue for you family, just leave them off, it will taste just as delicious!
Graham Cracker Toffee
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup chopped pecans
A box of graham crackers
1 bag milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a single layer of graham crackers in baking sheet, edge to edge. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally allow it to continue to boil for 3 minutes. Evenly pour the hot mixture over the graham crackers. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow to sit for a few minutes so chocolate chips can begin to melt. Using a spatula or frosting knife spread melted chocolate chips evenly. When completely cooled break into pieces. Refrigerate in an airtight container.