Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 dozen

This is a classic recipe updated with a sprinkle of kosher salt.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

Step 2

Line a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly grease foil. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan, slightly overlapping edges.

Step 3

Combine sugar, butter, and cream in a medium-size heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and pecans. Pour butter mixture over crackers, spreading to coat.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Step 5

Immediately sprinkle with salt, and slide foil from pan onto a wire rack. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Break into bars.

Step 6

Try This Twist!

Step 7

Chocolate-Pecan-Caramel Bars: Prepare recipe as directed through Step Top warm bars with 1 cup dark chocolate morsels. Let stand 3 minutes, and spread chocolate over bars. Proceed with recipe as directed in Step Chill 20 minutes before serving.

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