Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Graham Brittle (aka "The Recipe")

*Edited to include ingredient amounts. (Thanks Crystal!)

Hello everyone,

I'm going to wait until next Tuesday to post my smacaroons recipe from Spoonful of Sugar-Free. I'm waiting for some more feedback. This left me wondering which recipe I should write about today until I settled on posting the easiest dessert/treat recipe that everyone asks me for. I have brought it to work, potlucks, birthdays, you name it and the response is usually "Who made this?" followed by "I need the recipe!".

So before you go on thinking that I'm full of myself, let me tell you this, it's deliciously easy. Seriously. You can make it. A 10 year old can make it. (Even those who think toasting Pop Tarts is cooking.) It takes 15 minutes to make. But a word of caution (as with the Oreo Truffles recipe) you probably want to make a plan to give some of this away. Otherwise you may be picking away at it only to realize that half of the entire baking sheet is gone. Whoops. You were warned.
15 Minute Graham Brittle
(for reviews click here)
*serves about 15-20 people large pieces.

Preheat the oven to 350. Place graham crackers in a single layer to fill a baking sheet. Line them up so that they're touching on all sides, like a grid. (Baking sheet must have sides.)

Bring 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of butter to a boil in a saucepan. Pour this mixture evenly over the graham crackers and spread to coat. Bake for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle one pkg milk chocolate chips on top of the graham crackers evenly. Let them melt for 30 sec-1 minute. Then spread to coat the graham crackers.

Sprinkle on your desired topping or leave it plain! Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until chocolate has hardened.

To serve, use a metal spatula or pizza cutter to break it up into pieces.

Suggested toppings: leftover cereal crumbs, coconut, crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts etc.)
Don't feel like you need to top this with something. The butter & sugar turn into caramel which pairs perfectly with the milk chocolate. Plain is actually my favorite!

Let me know if you try it! I made this recipe for the first time with mom about 3 years ago and it's been a classic recipe for me when I need to whip up something for a get-together or potluck.

xo Janelle 


  1. I tried commenting earlier but it didn't show up. Anyway I just wanted to ask if this is that amazing stuff you made me for my birthday? Cuz if it is, that warning you gave about giving part of it away is sooo true. You can't stop once you start eating it. Its just too good!!!!

    Hope the smacaroons turned out well!

  2. It is THE stuff. Haha. The caramely, chocolatey, chewy stuff. :)

  3. Haha I'm glad you are shaing this deliciousness with the world. Doesn't really fit into the sugar free challenge haha.

  4. I know... I posted it because I'm thinking about sugar alot. haha. But I think if I made this and ate it after a week of no sugar I'd get a head rush!

  5. Haha yeah I think so too. You could always make a mini version. The thing I'm most looking forward to is ice cream! You can't get sugar free ice cream... well probably sugar free somewhere, but not sweetener free hah


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