Recipe by Sandy
"These bars are easy to make, chewy and delicious. They are almost too rich to be a cookie. "
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This is an easy, chewy and delicious cookie! However, I did have to make a couple of adjustments to the amount of ingredients for my cookies to hold together well. I doubled the amount of marshmallows from 2 cups to 4 cups and I also cut the almonds in half from 2 cups to 1 cup. When I first tried it with 2 cups of almonds, there were so much almonds that weren't being held together by the gooey part of the cookie and they just sat on top or fell off.
These adjustments have fixed the problem and they now hold together beautifully.
I was also told by a friend that the chocolate graham crackers work the best and so when I went to the store, all they had were the chocolate graham cracker snack sticks which I thought was worth a try. Be warned- this was a really bad idea since they weren't wide and flat enough to be a good base for this cookie. Also, I tried using wax paper instead of the aluminum foil which also didn't fare too well. The foil with plenty of Pam really worked the best. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted butter and brown sugar mixture (as I had seen in another Caramel Heavenlies recipe) which made it even more delicious!
I followed all the directions but it just wasnt a very pretty desert.
I've tried several different recipes to use up graham crackers that had been around a while at my job. This one is the best! Everyone loves it and those that bake always ask for the recipe. I increased the marshmallows to 4 cups and the brown sugar and butter to 1 cup. Once out of the oven, I use an icing spreader to combine the melted marshmallows with the almonds and coconut otherwise I've found they fall off the cookie. I bet it would be very good with pecans too.
I make these at Christmas time to give as gifts along with other goodies. My whole family loves them and they are devoured within minutes. My only tip is that spraying the foil with a non-stick spray before putting the graham crackers on helps keep everything from sticking when you try and cut them up. The syrupy mixture you put over the graham's can make a bit of a mess if you don't use the spray.
I love these...they're sooooo good! I made them a long time ago and then lost the recipe. They're a cinch to make, but very sticky. This time I had the benefit of the review posts to learn that you MUST thoroughly coat the foil-lined pan with non-stick spray. It makes a world of difference!!!
mmmm, i love these! i use this recipe all the time with different variations as well. the most popular so far has been the addition of peanut butter chips with the marshmallows and the substitution of dry roasted peanuts for the almonds :) i always use a full cup of butter and brown sugar for the caramel because we are caramel nuts in this house! these are so delicious and easy. i sent them to work with my husband and everyone that baked asked for the recipe.
These are so easy to make. I follow the recipe until I get to the coconut and the almonds. I just eyeball until covered sufficiently. I've made this the last two Christmas's and my guests think they are truly "heavenly".
These were very sweet, but not in a bad way. I would call these a candy. One must spray the foil, or you won't be able to get these off of the foil. I found these to gooey and sticky to cut, I broke into random pieces.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 71
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