Graham Caramel Nut Squares

Need a quick baked treat that packs a fresh from the oven, homemade punch?

These Graham Caramel Nut Squares are so simple. And simply irresistible!

Although they might appear a bit unassuming, even when piled high, they are truly their own best kept secret. These crunchy treats, loaded with a buttery caramel crunch, are boast worthy material.

This recipe was floating around the office a number of years ago, held high with tons of praise, promising to be a keeper. And my family fell pretty hard for it. I’ve since made a few changes to that original recipe, but it’s still all about being simple and simply irresistible.

Graham Caramel Nut Squares
(print recipe)

Graham crackers, enough to make a single layer on a jellyroll pan
3/4 c. finely chopped pecans
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 325°.

Cover a jellyroll pan with heavy duty aluminum foil and then spray generously with cooking spray. Cover with a single layer of graham crackers, broken into desired sizes. Fit them as snugly together as you can. This is a great job for kids!

Combine the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour evenly over the graham crackers. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the crackers. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Remove cracker pieces, breaking apart as needed, to wax paper. Cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

I’m linking up with:

Robyn at Add a Pinch for Mingle Monday


27 Responses to “Graham Caramel Nut Squares”

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    Morgan — February 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I completely forgot about these!!! Oh, they sound so good right now :) I’ll be making these again, soon!

    • farmgirl replied on March 1st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      They were the talk of the office for quite some time! So will this be your dessert, with the Spicy Shrimp Pasta you’re making?! :)

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 28, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Oh boy! You had me at “buttery caramel crunch”, off to see if I can find some graham crackers to make these now!

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    Amanda — February 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Never seen anything like it… but cant wait to try it!! Gorgeous!

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    TidyMom — February 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I think I have everything to make these!! thanks so much for sharing Brenda!!

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    Cookbook Queen — February 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh…would you believe that I have all the ingredients to make these? It’s totally going to happen!!

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    Christina — February 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

    These sound like the perfect thing to snack. I’ve never made anything like them! So good.

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    Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) — February 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    These sound really good – I have been trying to bake one special treat for the kids every week, and these would be great to add to the list :-)

    • farmgirl replied on March 1st, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      These make a great after school treat. And the whole house smells delicious!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — February 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    What an amazing simple treat! Love me some pecans.

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    Tracy — February 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    These look great and so easy! Yum!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — February 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    These look absolutely delicious…sometimes those office recipe rank amongst the best! Bookmarking this one for sure!

    • farmgirl replied on March 1st, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      I got SO MANY of my favorite recipes from co-workers!

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    My mouth is absolutely watering! YUM!

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    Renee (Kudos Kitchen) — March 1, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I can’t believe how easy and delicious these look. Wonder how they would be with a little coconut sprinkled on top? Thanks for the recipe.

    • farmgirl replied on March 1st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Coconut would be fabulous! And a little chocolate! :)

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    Wenderly — March 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    These look like such a treat! And how about a drizzle of chocolate on top?

    • farmgirl replied on March 1st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Right on, Wenderly!!

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    Holly — March 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

    These look so simple to make…and so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing Brenda!

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    Paula — March 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I love delicious snacks that are easy to whip up. I can see making these soon and stuffing little baggies full for my purse every time I leave the house!

    • farmgirl replied on March 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      Too funny, Paula. I’ve actually done that!! They make a great travel snack.

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    Kristen — March 3, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I just found a bag of chopped pecans in my pantry and didn’t know what to do with them. These look like it totally may do the trick!

    • farmgirl replied on March 6th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      I say, “go for it!”

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    These look delish! I love all of the ingredients and it looks easy too.

    • farmgirl replied on March 6th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you! Great to hear from you!

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    Danae Bruning — March 16, 2011 at 7:46 am

    My search is finally over!! These are the bars from Lutheran potlucks past!! Made them on Monday night – AWESOME! Thanks!

    • farmgirl replied on March 16th, 2011 at 8:39 am

      Too funny, Danae!! So fun to have helped you find some past potluck happiness!

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