Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness. I am about to share one heck of a treat with you, my friends!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to make a little treat to bring to my mom’s yesterday for her big dinner. I’m not much of a whiz in the kitchen, but I do like to bake so I was on the hunt for something simple but also a little different. I didn’t want to just make a pumpkin pie – or pumpkin anything, for that matter.
I guess this is where I should let you all in on a dirty little secret I have…
I. HATE. PUMPKIN.
For reals. I don’t want pies or muffins or cupcakes or lattes or ANYTHING that tastes like a freaking PUMPKIN! There are OTHER fall things to eat, you know! Why does the world see the mercury drop and run for the pumpkin patches?! No thank you. None for me.
So, for my little baking party I was looking for a recipe that didn’t involve our friend Mr. Pumpkin. I wanted it to be fitting for Thanksgiving though, so when I stumbled across this recipe for Pecan Pie Bark I was smitten! I lovvvvvvvvvvvve pecan pie, so when you combine that with how quick and easy bark is to make, it was a no brainer.
– 2 sticks of butter
– 1 cup of white sugar
– 1 & a quarter cups of chopped pecans
– enough graham crackers to cover your baking sheet (I came up slightly short)
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and while it’s heating, chop up the pecans. (I used my Ninja and simply used a pulse motion until they were the consistency I wanted, but how big or small you want them is up to you.) Line your pan with foil and give it a spray so nothing sticks. Make sure your crackers are as edge to edge as possible:
In a large sauce pan, combine the butter, sugar and pecans. Bring it to a boil while stirring constantly and let simmer for three minutes.
After three minutes, remove it from heat and immediately pour it evenly over the crackers, spreading with a spatula, and pop it into the oven. Bake it for 8 minutes, and then let cool COMPLETELY before breaking it up into bark.
Awwww, there we go. Delicious, pecan pie bark that uses four ingredients and takes ten minutes to make!
It doesn’t get much easier, OR much yummier. This one was a hit… I think I even have a few people anxiously awaiting this posting today so they can try it out themselves! I don’t want to know the calorie count of this one, so please don’t make me figure it out… lol. Just make it and enjoy! It would be a great treat to give as a gift, bring to a dinner or just to have as a dessert at home.
When my husband tried it he said, “It tastes like Christmas.”
I will take that as a compliment.