I haven't made these delicious treats in quite awhile, and there is a good reason for that. I eat the entire batch. Just ask Brent....he has to be quick to get any of these...lol!
I made them all the time when the kids were home. First...we all loved them...second I always had the ingredients on hand, and third...they are just SO quick and easy. I made them with soda crackers, and while I had tried them made with grahams (yum) I never made them that way myself. It was always soda crackers...I like the sweet and salty combo.
But I accidentally bought 2 boxes of grahams and needed to use some up. This recipe came to mind, and I talked myself into making a batch! (that didn't take long..lol)
I lined a cookie sheet with some parchment paper, and then added a layer of grahams. In a sauce pan I added a cup of brown sugar and a cup of butter, brought it to a boil and then simmered it for about 4 minutes. Then I poured it onto the grahams and baked them at 350 for 8 minutes. (The crackers move and bubble up, but don't worry) I took them out of the oven and dumped on about a cup and a half of chocolate chips. It takes a minute or two for them to melt. You can either kind of swirl them with a knife, of you can spread them out smooth.
I always put them in the frig and let them set, them brake them apart into chunks. I also store them in the frig in a Ziploc bag.
Since I was serving them for a party, I added some Halloween candy google eyes and M & M's.
AND SO TASTY!!!!
Whichever cracker you use, you will love them!
EZ Toffee with Graham Crackers
15 to 16 full size graham crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 -2 cups of chocolate chips
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Layer with graham crackers. In a saucepan, bring the butter and sugar to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour onto grahams and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit a minute until melted and then spread. Let set and break into pieces. Store in frig.
My daughter has been talking about the new white chocolate M & M's and how hard they are to find. Her hubby loves white chocolate, so he was pretty excited when he found a package at a gas station on his way to work one day. Well of course I had to try to find some too!
I looked everywhere.
Finally while Brent and I were out for breakfast the other day...there they were...right on the counter of a tiny restaurant in a tiny town. It was the last place I'd think to look for them...lol!
I grabbed a pack and took them home thinking I would chop them up to add to my Halloween Munch.
Halloween Munch is for SERIOUS candy snackers. It's loaded with all sorts of fun things.
First, you layer a pan with parchment paper, then dump on a layer of Golden Grahams, mini marshmallows,candy corn,chocolate chips, and the new white chocolate M &M's. Then you melt some white chocolate and drizzle it all over.
Nope...it's not done yet...then you melt some milk chocolate and drizzle that all over the top too.
Put it in the frig for awhile until it sets, and then break it into chunks. I like to store it in a ziploc bag.
You can pretty much add or delete anything you want, and make as much or as little as you want too!
I haven't had much time to give my blog some love this past year so I'm going to try to remedy that. Now that we have moved back into our home, I won't be doing as much traveling back and forth anymore. Brent will still be commuting to work though, but for the most part I am now in one place!
I SHOULD have more time for lots of cookin' and posting.... that's the plan anyway!
Several people have asked me for more Monday's with Mom posts, so I dug out some of her recipes. I came across tons of them that she had cut out from newspapers and magazines. The ones she had tried, she always put the date she made it and maybe a note beside it. I still do the same. I always mark every recipe, so my cookbooks are kind of a mess...especially my fave ones.
I also have the habit mom taught me of planning every holiday meal to the tee....with a final copy of my recipes written out on an index card. I keep them all, dated by year, so I know what I have served the year before, and also if the dish was a keeper or not. Yes...I do try new recipes on holidays or even for entertaining....I try new recipes ALL the time. Nobody seems to mind...even if one is a flop! I know I should test them before.... but that seldom happens!
It's alot of fun to come across a note about a meal that my mom planned....brings back so many good memories. It's also fun to see her collections....I'll find several recipes using garden produce....then several with no-sugar...Christmas...etc. Now I know what she was up to all those long cold northern winters when I was growing up! She always sat at the kitchen table, the warmest place in the house, while Dad and I watched TV in the living room. She was cutting out recipes! And reading her Bible. She did alot of that too.
The Blueberry Bars she had made for a church potluck, and had marked it as a keeper. I don't ever remember trying it, and I had some fresh blueberries in the frig, so I gave it a go.
The verdict is .....she was right! It's a keeper. It's really not too sweet, which was what I was expecting, and it tastes especially great warm....with a dab of ice cream on top. I LOVE the hint of cinnamon.
Mom would be pleased to know I have followed her footsteps collecting recipes...and that her granddaughter does too. In fact, my daughter probably has the most recipes of all 3 of us and is one of the best bakers I know. That would make mom really happy too!
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour
pinch of salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together., and add:
1 stick butter
Mix until crumbly, and pat half the mix into a 9" greased pan.
Mix in another bowl:
2 c. blueberries
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
Pour on top of the crumb in the pan, and then sprinkle the rest of the reserved crumb mixture on top. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 min. until lightly browned.