Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 pound
- 1/2 pound (two sticks) butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/2 box (about) plain graham crackers (not crumbs)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts (or substitute pecans, walnuts, peanuts, or your favorite nuts)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and white sugar. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and let the mixture gently bubble for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Carefully pour sugar/butter mixture evenly over the graham cracker layer. Spread to cover. Bake for 10 minutes.
When done, remove from oven and let rest until bubbling subsides. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Wait about 2 minutes for chocolate to melt, then use a spatula to gently spread chocolate chips into an even layer on top of the toffee graham crackers. Sprinkle with the chopped macadamia nuts, pressing down gently into the chocolate.
Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 2 hours. Peel foil from chilled bark. Crack into 2-inch irregular pieces.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Yield: about 1 pound candy bark pieces
Note: For a variation, use a combination of graham crackers and butter crackers, and substitute dark chocolate and honey-roasted peanuts for extra decadence.
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