Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nutcrackers - a simple and traditional Christmas candy

Holiday time means many things to different people, but in the South it’s all about the get togethers – planned or not. These treats are stored in tins around Christmas time to serve when friends drop by. My Mother always called them Nutcrackers. They’re great with coffee, soft drinks, or a cup of hot chocolate – and if somebody doesn’t like these, then honey you might as well shut the front door and get back to what you were doing!
Line cookie sheet with graham crackers; sprinkle with pieces of nuts. Boil 2 sticks butter and 1/2 cup sugar for 2 minutes; pour over crackers. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Loosen with a spatula when you take out of the oven. Top with 1 cup mini-chocolate chips and allow to sit until hard (you can chill to speed this process)Separate into pieces when cooled. Store in an air tight container.

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