Wishing You A Happy, Hoppity Bunny Day!
I hope all of you are enjoying a very happy, peaceful and beautiful Easter Sunday. It is going to be a quiet but enjoyable day for me and my family. Normally we would catch a movie, sit down for brunch at a favorite restaurant or have a big elaborate meal with a house full of people. While our day may lack excitement, I feel grateful for the shift in energies this year. Lately there is nothing I need and enjoy more than the quiet company of my family.
The dogs, however, have a completely different approach to the day. The Bunny brought them Purina Busy Bones and toys, and my were they happy pups! Jack is particularly fond of the granola flavor. Grace, well, Grace isn’t picky. She’s thrilled no matter what.
I have over two dozen hard boiled eggs to work with today. Egg salad and deviled eggs are on the agenda. I know by Tuesday I won’t even want to look at eggs, let alone eat them.
I made cookies last night for an extra Easter treat. While my focus today will be chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, these particular cookies are special, quite delicious, and so easy to make I just had to share. I made them three times at Christmas, each time they only lasted a few hours. I wish I can say I had a big group of people who enjoyed them, but I must confess each time Husband and I polished off the batch, just the two of us. Self control is not one of our virtues, especially when there is sugar involved.
These cookies are a ridiculously yummy, heaven sent caramel-Almond Roca-toffee-brittle like creation. That is the only way I can describe it. My mom has made them for years, and I have always loved them. All you need is the following:
1 stick butter
1 stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
About 1/2 box honey graham crackers (I have never tried cinnamon, though I would imagine they would work, too, may taste just a bit different. My mom swears by the honey ones)
Level Of Difficulty: Easier than easy!
Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray (I use Pam), and preheat your oven to 325 degrees. I arrange the graham crackers on the sprayed cookie sheet in full squares, I do break up a few of them to line the remaining space of the sheet around the edges. I then melt the margarine and butter together, and pour in the brown sugar, bringing to a boil. Boil for only two minutes, then remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, and pour over the graham crackers. For me it doesn’t always spread evenly, so I will very gently and quickly take a knife and spread around to ensure all crackers are covered.
All it needs is ten minutes in your 325 degree oven. The cookies will emerge bubbling and smelling like candy! Once removed from the oven, I let them sit for about five minutes and then very gently take a spatula and transfer them to a few plates. Once cooled, I break them up into smaller pieces. Trust me when I say it is impossible to eat just one!
My cookies won’t outlast the day, that’s for sure. A very easy, sweet and delicious old favorite that looks and tastes much fancier than it really is. Gotta love that!
Enjoy your Easter Sunday, everyone! And have a great week!
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