Sunday, April 4, 2010

Howdy Caramel Cookies

I spent summer as a camp counselor in Brighton Utah when I was young. All the counselors had nick names instead of using their real names. My nickname was "Howdy." I used to make these cookies for my fellow counselors who nicknamed them "Howdy Bars." These are super easty to make when you are short on time.

24 graham cracker squares
½ lb. butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all the graham crackers on a large (un-greased) rimmed baking sheet.

In a small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and stir constantly while boiling for 5 minutes.

Pour caramelized mixture evenly over graham crackers. Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Cut in-between each square and then through the middle making rectangular bars. Cool completely.

Makes 48 cookies. (Can be frozen).