January 29, 2008

Tantalizing Tuesday

I nearly forgot today is the day I am supposed to share something delicious with you. I'm tired and need to get to bed so this is going to be a quick one - it's fast & easy to prepare but it's a superduper yummy recipe. It's perfect for when you're having serious sugar cravings but be warned you'll feel like ass if you eat an entire tray of this stuff. Nearly as bad as one feels after eating an entire bag of those Cadbury Bite thingos - trust me, I know from experience. I had a 3am bolt to the bathroom once and it was no stomach flu. Chocolate is great going down but not so nice coming up. Now that I've helped you work up an appetite give this delicious treat a whirl

Graham Cracker Brittle

aka Fanfriggingtastic Chocolate Treat
Thanks to Liz for this yummy recipe

Graham crackers
1 cup margarine OR butter (really makes no difference, I've used both and sometimes a combo)
1 cup brown sugar
Appx. 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Butter or spray a 9 x 13 pan (make sure you do this! it will save you from cursing and throwing things around your kitchen later)
3. Line the pan with whole graham crackers
4. Place butter & brown sugar in a microwavable bowl, cover loosely and microwave on high for 4-4 1/2 minutes.
5. Pour this bubbling hot mixture over the crackers
6. Place in over for 5 minutes
7. Remove pan and turn off the oven.
8. Sprinkle chocolate chips over bubbling mixture
9. Place pan back in hot oven for 2-3 minutes, just until the chips are melted.
10. Remove pan and spread chocolate out with a fork
11. Place a tea towel on a shelf in your fridge and set pan of goodies on towel. It's definitely easier
12. When chilled cut into squares or break up like peanut brittle (break it to save yourself the frustration)
**Add almond slivers, peanuts, pecans while chocolate is still hot if you want - I've never done this but I'm sure it would be extra yummy

If you want this sweet treat to be ready super fast then stick it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes rather than the fridge. The key to removing the hard block after it comes out of the freezer is to slam the bottom of the pan on the counter. Be warned it's easier to snap it into bite sized pieces when it comes from the fridge, it's a messier deal when it exits the freezer (due to your hot little hands touching the cold chocolate).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Baby Girlz!
This stuff should really come with a huge flashing sign that reads
"warning.....highly addictive...eat at own risk...
This stuff is absolutely awsome!