Tasty Tuesday – Oat 'n' Toffee Grahams

April 26, 2010 12 Comments by Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse
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Welcome to The Little Brown House! I am afraid I have something very tempting

for you today – unless you don’t like chocolate.. or sugar.. or butter. But then

you probably wouldn’t be visiting the Little Brown Sugar Chocolate House!!

I subscribed to the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, and they sent me a little

cookbook as a bonus! I love magazines!

I found this recipe in the back and decided to try it.

I will put the full recipe at the end of the post –

You don’t have to try and get it from the picture!

Aren’t I just the nicest? Aside from the fact, of course, that I use recipes that

are not exactly cardiologist approved..

Let’s all take a moment to throw up just a little at the wallpaper border

in the background of this picture. I’m sorry to subject you to it, it is on

my to do list.. but to be perfectly honest – chocolate comes first..

Anyway – here are the ingredients you will be needing.

The recipe actually called for rolled oats, but I just used what I had.

You begin by lining a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking sheet with foil.

Then lay 12 whole graham crackers on the sheet. I added one extra row

to mine to fill up the sheet. I swear they are making graham crackers smaller

now!! And I realized while I was making this that my 12 oz bag of chocolate

chips is now only 11.5 oz’s. It is a conspiracy I tell you!

Now mix together the dry ingredients;

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3 Tbl. flour

Now add the wet ingredients

2/3 cup melted butter

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix it all together

Here is where the recipe says to “spoon over graham crackers and spread

evenly to edges of pan.” The reality is, you glop this very thick stuff

onto the graham crackers, then end up using your fingers to try and spread

it over all the graham crackers, cause to be quite honest, it really doesn’t want to go.

It wants to stick to whatever it is on and hang on for dear life…

But eventually, I was victorious. Did you have any doubt?

Now we put it in the oven at 350 degree’s for 20 to 25 minutes.

And it comes out bubbly and caramelized.

Now you sprinkle the chocolate chips over it and return it to the oven for 1 minute to melt them.

Spread the chocolate over the whole pan.

Oh – I forgot to tell you about the almonds! The recipe calls for chopped smoke flavored

almonds. I imagine they provide a great surprise taste in this recipe, but I found myself

unwilling to spend the 10.00 they wanted for a can at the grocery store. So I made do with

regular almonds – they worked fine. I bought the slivered ones and chopped them up.

Then spread them over the top of the bars.

I let them cool and then took the entire thing out of the pan with the foil.

They are hard to cut up, in fact they recommend you just break them into pieces.

I found a pizza cutter worked well for me.

The hysterical people at Better Homes & Gardens tell me this recipe

makes 32 servings. Those guys sure crack me up.. I assumed that if

I used 12 graham crackers that meant 12 servings…


These taste amazingly good! And you can’t tell they start with graham crackers. They

really do have a toffee taste, and a crispy crunchy texture.

And the recipe really did make over 30 bars. So if you call one bar a serving they

were technically right..those Better Homes & Gardens people. If you call one bar a serving, that is..

My husband loves it when he comes home from work to find newly baked cookies on the counter.

It makes him not notice as quickly that there isn’t any actual meal being made – you know, with

meat and such. Silly guy..

Thanks for stopping by! If you are brave enough go check out this post

about my jean shopping experience last weekend. Yet another chance

to humiliate myself in public.. why do I do it? Because its funny!!

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Oat ‘n’ Toffee Grahams

Ingredients

  • 12 whole graham crackers (rectangles)
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 12-oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup smoke-flavored whole almonds, coarsely chopped

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond edges of pan. Arrange whole graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan. In a large bowl combine the oats, sugars, and flour. Stir in melted butter, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Spoon over graham crackers and spread evenly to edges of pan to cover graham crackers.

2. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until oat mixture bubbles and is lightly browned on top. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Return to oven for 1 minute. Spread melted chocolate over top to cover. Evenly sprinkle with almonds. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift from pan. Remove foil. Cut or break into bars. Makes 32 bars.


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12 Comments

  1. The Lumberjack's Wife
    1701 days ago

    I am so glad you were victorious!! I want one now. Come here. And bring coffee, too.

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  2. Cindy Conner
    1701 days ago

    Oh my girl! I love this post! Yep, I want some coffee too. Sharyl, if you get a chance pop over to my place! I got a little clock I know you will want! Ha! Be blessed. Cindy

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  3. Melissa
    1701 days ago

    I tried to say “yum” but it told me my comment was too short!! these look really yummy! =)

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  4. Brenda
    1701 days ago

    These look SO yummy and I like that it makes a lot. I could probably put any kind of almonds or nuts on top

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  5. Adrienne
    1701 days ago

    I will have to try these this weekend. Scott loves toffee and I need something to make for our church coffee group next week.

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  6. Andrea
    1700 days ago

    This looks so good! Easy and simple ingredients that I think I have on hand. I am definitely going to try it out.

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  7. Inspired2cook
    1700 days ago

    I love toffee so I know I’d love this recipe! Yumm!!!

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  8. the country cook
    1700 days ago

    oh YUM! My husband would absolutely love this. And I agree with you on the serving size thing… – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  9. Aubree Cherie
    1700 days ago

    Wow, these look so amazing! Very creative!

    ~Aubree Cherie

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  10. Someday Crafts
    1699 days ago

    I could eat a whole pan of those. Anything with chocolate and toffee!!!! Yummy! I like the graham crackers are the base. I must make these!

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  11. SnoWhite
    1698 days ago

    oh, wow. Minus the nuts, this will be on our menu :)

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  12. sts
    1657 days ago

    Great info, thanks for useful post. I’m waiting for more

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