Easy Sweet Treat: Cinnamon Crunch Bits

TGIF, friends!  Valentine’s weekend is upon us and the hubs and I will be joining friends down south for a fun couples’ weekend.  I always like to bring a treat to my host and hostess, so this week I whipped up a yummy sweet that I’ve had to hide from the kids. 🙂

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Here’s what you need:

  • 12 cinnamon graham crackers
  • 2 cups chopped nuts (we love pecans but walnuts are good too!)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

graham crackers

Here’s what you do:

In a greased jellyroll pan (mine is 10 x 15), lay graham crackers with sides touching in a single layer.  Sprinkle your chopped nuts evenly over the graham crackers.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and combine with brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.  Let it continue to boil without stirring for 3 minutes — it should have the consistency of syrup.  Pour the mixture over your graham crackers and nuts, distributing it as evenly as possible.

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Pop it into a 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.  It will be bubbly and a little darker.   Let it cool in the pan and then break it into pieces to enjoy!

baked

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This is so yummy on its own and I’m thinking it would make a delish topping for ice cream, too.  But for now, I’ll take mine with coffee.

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We first enjoyed this at an SEC game tailgate and the baker was sweet enough to share it with me to try at a later date… we’re hooked!

And just for Valentine’s Day, here’s another sweet treat you can make for your peeps…

valentine treat

Have a blessed weekend with the ones you love!

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