What do you give the neighbors for Christmas this year? If you are like us, we give and receive gifts from all our close neighbors. Usually it’s homemade baked goods. Here’s my suggestion for a great food gift, Praline Graham Crackers.
A couple years back, Nancy made a batch using saltines instead of graham crackers and our neighbors raved about them. I have since been making this dish, but I prefer graham crackers because they are not as flimsy as saltines and hold the praline mixture better. And they are damned good. Easy, too
Here’s how I do it.
For a single batch, use 30 graham cracker halves, ½ C butter, a ½ C light brown sugar, ½ C pecan pieces and a ½ t of vanilla extra. You might want to double or triple this for large batches as giveaways.
First, heat the oven to 350. Next spread 30 graham cracker halves (break in to 3-inch squares) and put them on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This is important for breaking apart and serving later.
Bring the butter and brown sugar to a soft boil on the stove top and stir continuously for 1 minute. Next, spread the sugar/butter evenly over the grahams and then spread the pecan pieces. Cook in the oven for ten minutes, then remove and let cool slightly. But while the crackers are still warm, carefully separate them with a spatula so they won’t break in odd pieces later.
These make delightful treats and are most assuredly neighbor-worthy. After all, how can you go wrong with vanilla, butter, brown sugar and pecans?
Praline Grahams (Single batch)
30 Graham cracker squares
½ t vanilla
½ C butter
½ C light brown sugar (well packed)
½ C pecan tarts