Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Praline Brittle

Tis' the season for eating way too many sweets -- and here's another goodie to add to your holiday baking list! This recipe has only a few ingredients (that you usually have on hand in your pantry/refrigerator), it takes just a few minutes to prepare, and it is full of southern sweetness that you just can't resist. Perfect for gifting to neighbors, teachers and friends!

12 whole graham crackers (broken in half to make 24 squares)
1 stick butter
¾ cup light brown sugar
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
½ tsp sea salt
¾ cup pecans, broken into smaller pieces

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step One
Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and lay graham cracker squares on top, keeping them as close together as possible. Side note: I like to purchase the original graham crackers with no added flavor as to not take away from the taste of the praline mixture.

Step Two
Over medium heat, melt butter and sugar until it comes to a boil. Let it cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes (or until it's bubbly and a dark golden brown).

Step Three
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt and pour onto graham crackers. If needed, use a spatula to spread evenly.

Step Four
Bake for 11-13 minutes, depending on how crunchy you would like it (watch it closely to make sure it doesn't burn). Remove from oven, let cool (for at least 20-30 minutes), then break up into squares.

Merry Christmas, y'all! May you stop and savor all the sweetness this season brings. : )