Maple Walnut Crisps
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 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
- 44 Club crackers (2-1/2-inches x 1-inch)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup Diamond of California Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 cup Diamond of California 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 tops appear dry. Cool
- completely on a wire rack. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight
- container. Yield: 44 crisps.
Nutritional Facts: 1 crisp equals 104 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.