Monday, December 21, 2009

Nutty Cracker Delights

This recipe immediately reminds me of my mom. :) She used to make these nutty cracker delights quite often when we were younger...but often to give them away as a gift and not always for us! :-( I know why though; they are super easy, only require a few ingredients, and most everyone loves them! If you're looking for a treat that is both sweet and salty, look no further! (By the way, sorry to those of you who are allergic to nuts...) I decided to make them for the same reason my mom often give them away this holiday season! :)
Here are the ingredients and instructions:
-approximately 42 Club crackers
-1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 cup almonds (sliced or slivered - I prefer the look of slivered almonds, but this time I used sliced)
Line a 13 x 9 pan (or larger) with aluminum foil and place the crackers in a single layer on the foil. It helps to have a pan that has sides, so I would not recommend using a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and sugar together over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 2 minutes and then remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir thoroughly. Immediately pour the mixture (be careful - it's hot!) very quickly and evenly over the Club crackers, and then right away sprinkle with the almonds.
Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes or so, until light golden brown. Soon after removing the pan from the oven, remove the crackers from the pan, cutting or breaking the crackers apart as needed (they tend to stick together!). Cool the crackers and store in an airtight container.
As you can see, for fun I also added festive red and green sprinkles to this batch.
I like the fact that these don't look perfect in any way! Each cracker ends up looking very different...but they all taste just the same...yummy! ;-)


  1. ooh! this reminds me of one of the recipes I copied out of your Martha Stuart cookie book... the recipe for butterscotch bark! I actually made it to send out to relatives this Christmas and it was unbelievably delicious AND easy! You simply must try it if you haven't already. I'm not even a big fan of coconut OR nuts, but these things are pretty tantalizing. And in the immortal words of David Schnyer... "we are done"

  2. You crack me up, Steffen! I'd love that recipe sometime!! Sounds deeelish! :)