If you like maple, you’ll love these dainty, sweet-and-salty crackers full of buttery, nutty flavor. If not, Mary suggests substituting corn syrup for maple syrup and vanilla extract for the maple flavoring. Either way, these snacks make a yummy, low-cost gift for neighbors and relatives! Mary Shivers - Ada, OK
- 44 Club crackers (2-1/2x1 inch)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
- Place crackers in a single layer in a parchment paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Set aside.
- In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over crackers.
- Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until top appears dry. Cool completely on a wire rack. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 44 crisps.
Originally published as Maple Walnut Crisps in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p37
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