These sweet little squares truly are, as the recipe indicates, easy as can be–with a wonderful return. During the baking, the brown sugar/butter mixture seeps into the cracker, rendering it crunchy on the edges but slightly chewier inside, and the candy-coating gives the walnuts a completely addictive rich, savory-meets-sweet flavor.
- Graham crackers
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 large bar milk chocolate, such as Lindt, coarsely chopped
- Break enough graham crackers into individual rectangles to cover the bottom of a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan.
- In a saucepan, bring brown sugar and butter to a boil.
- Add cream of tartar and walnuts (or pecans) to the boiling mixture. Pour over graham crackers and spread as evenly as you can (it’s a pretty thick mixture so it’s best if you only spread one way rather than going back and forth). Scatter the chocolate on top, if you’ve chosen to add it.
- Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate has gotten melty and the sugar mixture is lightly bubbling. Remove from the pan while still warm.