Salty Sweet Delish

Lately, my whole family has been totally into salty sweet desserts.  My mother started the trend with a delish pudding dessert (that I simply must share very soon) and, the other day, my sous chef and I introduced another must-make to the salty sweet line up.  It’s amazing I can get anything done with help like this :-)

Salted Caramel Pecan Dark Chocolate Bars

– 1 c. chopped pecans
– box of graham crackers
– 1c. brown sugar
– 3/4c. butter
– 2 T. whipping cream
– 1 t. vanilla
– dark chocolate chips
– kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
2. Line a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil; lightly grease foil. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan, slightly overlapping edges.
3. Combine sugar, butter, and cream in a medium-size heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and pecans. Pour butter mixture over crackers, spreading to coat.
4. Bake at 350° for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
5. Top warm bars with dark chocolate chips.  Let stand 3 minutes and spread chocolate over bars.
6. Immediately sprinkle with salt, and slide foil from pan onto a wire rack. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Chill and break into bars.

While John and I baked, Cookie entertained himself with the trains, happy to have a rare moment to himself (I understand, baby.  I really, really do.)

And, much like my rare moments to myself, Cookie’s was also short lived.

However, with both of them occupied for a split second, I scurried off to the living room as quick as I could to enjoy more than a few pieces of this salty sweet deliciousness.
And in less than forty-eight hours, Honey had helped me polish off the rest.
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