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Graham Cracker Toffee

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.

graham cracker toffee

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.

graham cracker toffee

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

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.

graham cracker toffee

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.

graham cracker toffeee


About Alison

Alison Bickel lives in the heart of the Midwest where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. The photography bug bit her in sixth grade, upon getting her first camera, a Kodak Disk. She has been chasing light and subjects ever since. On her blog, ‘This Homemade Life,’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets.

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  • Clair Dickson

    I made this to give away (and keep) at Christmastime and it was delicious! Definitely going to make it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  • Terlynwri

    Try this with saltines instead of grahams. The sweet and salty combo is amazing!

  • Marylynn Payne

    A friend gave me a container of this yummy candy.

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