Friday, December 22, 2006

Kentucky Christmas Caramel Crunchies Recipe

great for Christmas...


24 squares Graham crackers
1/2 c. party peanuts, chopped
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
36 caramels
2 Tablespoons Milk
*optional last layer - 1 cup + of mini marshmallows

Place graham crackers in single layer on well-greased large cookie sheet.
Evenly sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over grahams.
Microwave caramels and milk in a small bowl, for about 1 to 1 and 1-1/2 minutes; stirring every 30 seconds or so, until the caramels will pour easily.
Evenly drizzle caramel mixture over peanuts and choc chip layer.

Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.

*optional layer of mini-marshmallows:
If you would like to add marshmallows prepare as directed above; except bake at 350 for only 8 minutes, sprinkle on the marshmallows and bake an additional 2 minutes, just until marshmallows just begin to puff.

Cool completely.
Cut or break apart into squares.
Store in airtight container.

Makes appoximately 24 squares.

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