The holidays are approaching and I'm going "nuts" in the kitchen! (okay...bad holiday pun!) but seriously, I am enjoying these delicious roasted pecans my friends at Choctaw Farms sent me to review. One of my favorite holidays desserts is the infamous Christmas bark or "crack" as some call it. Now, I've never quite cared for Saltines, so I changed this recipe up a tad. I used Cinnamon graham crackers for the crust. I poured the toffee and melted semi-sweet chips over the crackers. I generously sprinkled the tasty toasted pecans on top. And since I love the toffee layer so much, I decided to drizzle the remaining toffee over the top of the Choctaw Farms pecans. This dessert takes just minutes to prepare and just seconds to devour! I'm really excited to kick off my holiday baking with this Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Bark! Here's how I made it:
One package cinnamon graham crackers; 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips; 2 tablespoons shortening;
1 tsp. cinnamon; one stick salted butter cut into cubes; one cup brown sugar; one cup pecans.
Line an 11x9 pan with parchment paper. Place graham crackers in a row, filling the bottom of the pan. You may need to break off a few pieces of extra graham crackers to fill in missing gaps. In a heavy sauce pan over medium low heat, heat the butter and brown sugar. Stirring constantly, heat until butter is completely melted. Turn burner to medium. Heat butter and brown sugar mixture for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly. When mixture if thickened and turned a dark amber color, remove from burner. Pour over the graham cracker layer, reserving 1/4 cup for topping. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a medium size microwave safe bowl. Add the shortening and cinnamon. Microwave on 50% power for one minute. Stir. Repeat until chips are fully melted. Pour over the toffee layer. Sprinkle pecans on top of the chocolate. Drizzle remaining toffee over top. Cool on countertop. When completely cooled, Lift parchment paper from pan. Break into triangle shaped pieces.
Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!