Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christmas CraCk

On the rough streets of a little town called Ponte Vedra Beach this treat is known as cRaCK!
However the proper name of these addicting little bites is chocolate brittle.

Every Christmas my mother bakes these as if the kitchen is an assembly line.
Perhaps, it is just years of experience, but she whips these suckers out so fast, and in copious amounts.
Every holiday season, she breaks them up, and packages them in a decorative bag or container and hands them out as gifts to her clients, friends, and family.
It seems as though once Nov. 1st  hits, these recipients are already calling and emailing- inquiring as to if and when she will be making her crack this year!?

This crispy piece of chocolate is good to make anytime, not just for the holidays! Since the brittle is kept in the fridge, it last for a very long time..unless eaten up! 

Graham crackers- about 3/4 of a box
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
Chocolate chips- 1 12oz bag and maybe a little more
Chopped walnuts - a cup or so

Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Line the foil with graham crackers. You may have to cut some to fit the pan.
 In a small saucepan over medium to high heat, melt the butter ad sugar together. stir constantly and let it come to a boil. Boil about 3 minutes and remove from heat.
Pour immediately over the graham crackers and put in oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the whole thing. Let the chips melt for a minute and spread evenly.
Sprinkle chopped nuts over all. Gently press nuts into careful..the chocolate is hot!
Put in freezer or refrigerator until firm. When firm, break into irregular pieces. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve!

Keep in air tight Ziploc bag in fridge.


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