This is my 100th post! In honor of the 100th post, I offer you a 100 calorie snack...uh hmmm, I mean a 100 calorie per bite snack- Graham Break-Aways!
I've only made these a couple times because they are so rich and decadent and my husband and I would weigh 500 pounds each if I made them any more often. Actually I think my husband would probably weigh something like 643 pounds because both times I made them he ate the entire pan. Seriously. Last time I had two of them, this time I had 4 of them. And he, unapologetically, ate the rest :-)
- 12 Graham Crackers, broken crosswise in half (24 squares)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
1). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the graham crackers (I used cinnamon grahams) in a single layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
2). Place the butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 2 minutes. Pour molten mixture over grahams...
3). And immediately spread to completely cover all crackers. Basically, that means don't take time out to take pictures because the sugary lava will harden quickly and it will be impossible to spread. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
4). Once the sugar mixture is bubbly, remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Return grahams back to oven and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes until chocolate melts.
6). Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Carefully press the nuts into the chocolate so they stick, but be careful because they're HOT!
7). Cool completely. Break into 24 squares and enjoy!
Other Variations: Substitute white, milk or dark chocolate for the semi sweet morsels. Use regular, cinnamon or chocolate grahams for the base. Sprinkle with peanuts, almonds, pistachios or even add dried fruit such as cranberries, cherries, apricots...or marshmallows! The possibilities are endless.
Autumn and I say thanks for reading. We hope you stick around for another 100 posts!