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Graham Cracker English Toffee

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Ingredients

10 graham crackers (plain or with cinnamon)
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Line bottom of pan or cookie sheet with graham crackers. In microwave, melt butter; stir in sugar . Boil in microwave 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Add nuts. Bring to a boil again. Boil 1 minute. Pour and spread mixture over top of crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. Let stand and cool 30 seconds. Cut in squares along natural lines. Cool.

Sarah Ross
Rock Island



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