By Kevin Williams
Like peanut brittle? Well, meet its cousin: pecan bark. I'd never heard of it, but reader Penny in Ontario shared a recipe and picture of it and it sounds amazing. The recipe is in the deep tradition of Amish confections like peanut brittle and what some call "Amish crack", which is "cashew crunch." All of these recipes enjoy extra cachet in Amish kitchens this time of year. So when I saw "pecan bark", man, I was intrigued by that. I'm going to have to look for pecan bark next time I am in Amish bulk food store or bakery. I've not seen it before, but after seeing this recipe, I'll be on the look-out!
Penny Plate: Pecan Bark For Christmas
- 2 sticks of butter.
- 1 cup of white sugar.
- 1 ¼ cups of pecan halves.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- 2 packages 12 sheets of honey graham crackers.
- Line a jelly roll sheet with foil and place the graham crackers tightly all across it.
- Bring the butter and sugar to boil in a large saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes while stirring. Add in the pecans and vanilla and cook for 2 minutes.
- Pour the hot mixture over the graham crackers evenly.
- Bake immediately for 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool before breaking into pieces and storing the bark.