Salted Toffee Chocolate Bars

Makes 24 servings. Prep time: 15 minutes active; 25 minutes total.
Ingredients: 

12 graham crackers broken into 24 squares
1/2 pound butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preparation: 

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place the crackers on the foil-lined sheet, with their edges touching. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, then stir in the brown sugar. Turn the heat to medium high, bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook for 10 minutes until the sugar has melted. Pour the sugar mixture over the graham crackers, and spread with a spatula to cover evenly.

Sprinkle with pecans and bake for 10 minutes, until bubbly. Place pan on a cooling rack and use the tip of a spatula to nudge the crackers apart. Sprinkle with coarse salt. When the pan has cooled, melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the crackers. Let cool until firm; remove from the pan, and break into pieces. Store, tightly covered, at room temperature for up to a week.

Serving suggestion: This salty-sweet, crispy and chewy treat will disappear quickly, no matter what you do! Make a double batch and wrap half of these bars in a decorative box as a quick gift for party hosts, or for your office “secret Santa.”

Diet Types: 
Vegetarian