Sinful Sunday SnacksBy The Team (Nov 20th, 2011)
The countdown to Advent always means a work party at Teeswater United, hard work perhaps but lots of fun (especially if you get to see Sir Laurence trying to hang a wreath while perched on the back of the choir loft!) and just a plain good chance to get into the holiday spirit!
Of course before all that ‘hard work’ the troops need sustenance, this year in the form of Jane McQuarrie’s hearty Turkey Soup (hopefully we will get the recipe for that…), cheese and crackers, and especially a ‘sinful’ power bar / dessert treat from Mary Nichols.
Mary’s ‘Sin Bars’ are just that, melt in your mouth yumminess of almonds, graham crackers and buttery brown sugar. My condolences to all with a nut allergy as they are definitely worth trying! Mary also says they are quite easy to make, perhaps a fun activity for snowbound kids?
Here then are the treats that launched 1000 garlands (and almost Sir Laurence onto the top of the pipe organ…).
|Mary Nichols’ Sin Bars||
- Graham wafer crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 pkg sliced almonds
- cup brown sugar
- Line an 8 x 13 pan with graham wafer crackers.
- Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- In a pot melt butter and add brown sugar.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Pour over almonds.
- Bake in 350 F oven for 7 minutes (approximately, may need longer).
- Make sure it is all bubbly.
- Cut while warm.
Good with chocolate chips sprinkled over top after taking from oven. Spread over top when melted.
Works well with Breton crackers as well.