Pecan Pie Bark
- Graham Crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups pecans
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange the graham crackers on it.
- Prepare the Pecan Mixture: In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and pecans. Stir the mixture and bring it to a boil.
- Cook the Mixture: Once it reaches a boil, continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. This will create a rich, caramel-like pecan mixture.
- Spread the Mixture: Pour the pecan mixture evenly over the graham crackers on the baking sheet, making sure each cracker is well-coated.
- Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 8 minutes. This will help set the pecan mixture and create a crunchy, toffee-like layer.
- Cool: Remove the Pecan Pie Bark from the oven and allow it to cool on the baking sheet. Once cooled, it will harden.
- Break into Pieces: Once the bark has cooled and hardened, break it into pieces. You can make them as big or as small as you like.
- Enjoy: Your Pecan Pie Bark is ready to enjoy as a delightful and sweet treat!
- Arrange the Pecan Pie Bark pieces on a serving platter or a decorative dish.
- If you like, dust the bark with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
- Serve this delicious treat alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of warm caramel sauce for an indulgent dessert.
- Provide small serving utensils or napkins for guests to enjoy this sweet and crunchy delight.
- You can customize the recipe by adding a pinch of salt to the pecan mixture to enhance the flavor.
- Store any leftover Pecan Pie Bark in an airtight container to keep it fresh and maintain its crunchiness.
- You can use either whole graham crackers or break them into smaller pieces to fit your preference.
Popular Questions and Answers:
- Can I use salted butter for this recipe?
- Yes, you can use salted butter, but you may want to reduce or omit the additional salt to prevent the bark from becoming too salty.
- How should I store the Pecan Pie Bark?
- Store it in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain its crispness.
- Can I use a different type of nut, like walnuts or almonds?
- Yes, you can experiment with different nuts according to your preference. Walnuts and almonds can also work well in this recipe.
- Can I make this recipe in advance?
- Yes, you can prepare Pecan Pie Bark ahead of time and store it for several days before serving.
- What should I do if the pecan mixture crystallizes or becomes grainy?
- If the mixture crystallizes, you can try adding a small amount of corn syrup or cream to help smooth it out while cooking.
This Pecan Pie Bark is a sweet, nutty, and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for holiday gatherings or special occasions.