Friday, September 11, 2009

Addicted to Crack

Duffy Crack - Photo by Taste As You Go

They say that the first step to overcoming any addiction is admitting that you have a problem. Well, loyal Taste As You Go readers, I have a problem: I am addicted to crack. Now, before you all start to worry that my current state of unemployment has driven me to become dependent on drugs, let me be more specific:

I am addicted to Duffy Crack.


Duffy Crack - Photo by Taste As You Go

"Duffy Crack" is this sinfully satisfying sweet treat introduced to me by my stepmother over the summer and is a clever spin-off of peanut brittle. Of course, after trying some crack at a party, I asked for the recipe so I could get my fix any time I wanted. The original recipe (given here) uses pecans, but you can easily substitute the pecans for your favorite nut. And, if you want to make this dessert even more addictive, you can do what my stepmother does -- drizzle melted chocolate over it!

Duffy Crack - Photo by Taste As You Go

Chances are, you already have most of the ingredients for "Duffy Crack" in your kitchen. So, what are you waiting for? You know you're dying to try it. Just once. Everybody else is doing it.

Duffy Crack


INGREDIENTS
  • 1/3 16-ounce box honey graham crackers, broken along perforations
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Line the bottom of a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place graham crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the butter and sugar to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Carefully pour the butter and sugar mixture evenly over the graham crackers. Top with chopped pecans. Bake for 12 minutes.

  5. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks or plates lined with wax paper to cool completely.

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