Graham Cracker Crack?!

Today’s recipe is a mystery.  It has been popular on Pinterest for ages under an assortment of names…Crack, Christmas Crack, Graham Toffee Bars, etc. etc.


graham-cracker-crackThe recipe was shared on Good Morning America during the holiday season and went viral.  Versions of this recipe are all over blogs so I have no idea who to credit.  I have seen comments from individuals who have been making this for 40 years, some with graham crackers others with saltines as the base.  My fav is the graham crackers but I certainly wouldn’t turn down anyone’s saltine version.

The newer name is “Crack” since it is so very addictive and you may only wish to make it when sharing with others or you may consume the whole tray yourself, little bites at a time…easier to kid yourself you aren’t eating “that much”!

Thought I’d share the recipe in pictures today.  I used 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Some recipes call for 2 cups.  Use what you like.

Step 1:  Melt 1 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar together in medium saucepan.

IMG_20160401_114418967Spray a cookie sheet well with non-stick spray and line with graham cracker, about 16 of them.  Break to fit pan.







IMG_20160401_114431468Patient Puppy waiting for crumbs to drop to floor!

Additional ingredients needed:  1 cup almonds or other nuts, 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla.  Also preheat oven to 350 F.

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil and let boil for approximately 4-5 minutes then add in vanilla.  Pour over graham crackers and bake in oven for about 8 minutes.


ready-to-eat-graham-cracker-crackRemove tray from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over top.  Wait about 2 minutes for them to soften and spread evenly over HOT HOT HOT mixture (did I say tray will be very hot).

Sprinkle nuts on top and chill.  Break into pieces and enjoy!


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