Graham Cracker Toffee
This super easy Graham Cracker Toffee comes together in no time and only calls for five ingredients. And I bet you have all (or most) of them in your kitchen right now!
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Simple... Quick... Easy.
When it comes to trying new recipes, many people I know are looking for recipes that are simple, quick, and easy. And, for the most part, they want recipes that don't call for a long list of ingredients.
I have to say, it has taken years for me to join that camp. I started blogging to push myself in the kitchen... to move away from the easy recipes and test my abilities. And, while I wasn't purposely searching for recipes that needed a lot of ingredients... I didn't mind trying the occasional exotic ingredient every now and then.
But that was then and this is now.
Now I have less time in the kitchen than I'd like. And when I am trying to cook, I'm often working around two very curious children. As I started to become more comfortable in my role as a mother of two, the "simple" recipes wound up frustrating me. The "quick" recipes took twice as long to make. And the "easy" recipes just weren't.
But I'm learning how to adjust my expectations. I'm also learning how to take smart shortcuts so I can cut down the time I need to prep or to be actively cooking. Most of all, I'm learning how to cook with efficiency with kids in the house.
And that's why I love this recipe for Graham Cracker Toffee. It reminds me of one of my earliest recipes on Taste As You Go and it really IS simple, quick, and easy.
The ingredient list for this Graham Cracker Toffee is short -- you only need five! -- and there aren't a lot of steps to complete. Bonus? There are easy ways I can enlist the kids' help if I decide I'm in the mood to explain things over and over again.
Start with graham crackers (ingredient #1) and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet that's been lined with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. This would be a great place for kids to help.
Then melt unsalted butter (ingredient #2) and brown sugar (ingredient #3) together in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer, stirring constantly.
Carefully pour the mixture evenly over the graham crackers and then bake.
Take the baking sheet out of the oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips (ingredient #4) evenly over the top. Let the pan sit for a couple of minutes so the chocolate chips can start to melt.
Try to resist dipping your finger into the gooey sweetness.
After a couple of minutes, use a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate all over the graham crackers.
Then, working as quickly as possible, sprinkle chopped pecans (ingredient #5) over the top of the chocolate. You want to make sure to get the pecans on the chocolate before the chocolate completely sets... Otherwise, those nuts will just fall off.
And that would be very, very sad.
When the chocolate has set completely, break the toffee into pieces and enjoy!
See? I told you this recipe was simple, quick, and easy... So what are you waiting for? Make plans to make this Graham Cracker Toffee this weekend!
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