Sunday, December 23, 2012

Almond Graham Yummies

almond graham cracker brittle yummies

Many years ago when I worked as a nurse at a cancer center, one of the oncologists I worked with brought in a huge plate full of these Almond Graham Yummies. They were a family favorite that his wife had made for years. She shared the recipe with me and they've been a regular in my holiday baking ever since.  If you've ever wondered what kind of baby a toffee cookie and almond brittle would make (and who hasn't?), this would be it. These are great for the holidays but are also one of those easy treats that can be made any time of year. They're great to include in care packages, take to parties, or pack in little gift boxes.

This recipe only has four ingredients and takes 20 minutes to make. I'm not a fan of graham crackers but the butter and brown sugar transform them into toffee-ish goodness. They're buttery, crunchy, and addictingly delicious. You'll find it hard to quit eating these yummy little bites!

Almond Graham Yummies
Serving size: makes about 40-50 pieces depending on how large you break them up
Printable version

Ingredients:
11-12 double graham crackers (22-24 single graham crackers)
1 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with foil. Foil should go over the edges a bit. Lay graham crackers in a single layer on the pan, making sure the edges of the crackers are all touching.

Combine butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Melt and boil at medium heat. Add almonds and boil another 4 minutes. Pour almond mixture over graham crackers in an even layer using a large rubber spatula to even it out if needed.

Bake 8-10 minutes. When syrup bubbles and is not too brown, remove from oven. Let cool in pan. Break into bite size pieces.

These little yummies freeze really well ... if they ever make it to the freezer!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 
May you have a joyful and peaceful holiday with your family.

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17 comments:

  1. This is just like the toffee bark I make but I use saltines. I can see how the almond really goes with the graham crackers.

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    1. I love the idea of sweet and salty! Do you have a post about it? If you do, I'd love to check out the link!

      Have a wonderful holiday week with your family Diana. :) Sharon

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  2. Hi Sharon! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family! We had the best day and I feel so elated and relaxed. I actually got to snuggle up and read for 2 hours on the couch. One of my new goals is to take one day a month where we don't go anywhere and we all just stay home and read, play games and watch movies. It's so good for the soul to take a day off and just be together. Have a wonderful rest of the week :)
    xoxo,
    Jackie

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    1. Good morning Jackie! It was such a lovely day yesterday, glad to hear yours was too. I love the idea of taking the time and just "being". Love spending time at home together. I have this comfy old oversized fleece sweatshirt that when I'm wearing it, my family knows I mean serious business about staying at home and being all cozy with them. You have a great rest of the week too Jackie! xoxo, Sharon

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  3. Hey these are GREAT !!
    Kind of new to me but I definitely have to make it!!
    Did you use sweet cracker or they were natural taste?

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    1. Hi Winnie! Graham crackers are a sweet cracker. You might be able to substitute tea biscuits maybe, that's the only equivalent I can think of that you might be able to find in your area. You could even make your own graham crackers. Here's a recipe I found that will give you an idea of the flavors in it: http://www.marthastewart.com/343771/homemade-graham-crackers. Thanks for stopping by. Sharon

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    2. Thanks Sharon!
      That's what I thought - Graham crackers are sweet (I lived a few years in ths States), and we have here similiar cracker :)
      I want to make these as soon as I can
      Btw - I'm pinning this post

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    3. Thanks Winnie! Let me know how you like them!

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  4. These look great, I love the photo! Thanks for following my blog, following you back :)

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  5. These look fantastic, Can't argue when there's only 4 ingredients aswell :D I found you through Super Sweet Saturday :D

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    1. Exactly, I love simple good recipes! Thank you for stopping by. Sharon

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  6. How simple and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  7. Sounds fabulous! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  8. These look absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing.

    I am stopping on over from the Aloha Hop. Have a great weekend!

    Kelly
    Our Everyday Harvest

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