Claire Robinson's take on the perfect pairing of caramel and pecans uses just 6 pantry ingredients. You can personalize the bars too; swap macadamias for the pecans, and top with toasted coconut or sprinkle flaky sea salt over the chocolate.
- About 14 graham crackers (if each graham cracker is 5 by 2 1/2 inches)
- 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 cup roughly chopped pecans
- Kosher salt
- 12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
Put the butter, brown sugar, 3/4 cup chopped pecans and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour the butter mixture evenly over the graham crackers and bake for 15 minutes. At the same time, place the remaining 1/4 cup chopped pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until fragrant, about 7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
While the graham cracker layer is baking, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl placed over simmering water. Drizzle the chocolate over the toffee-covered graham crackers, allowing some of the toffee to show, and sprinkle with the toasted pecans. Chill completely in the refrigerator, about 45 minutes. Cut into bars or break into shards for serving.
From Food Network Kitchens; after further testing and to ensure the best results this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.