We hosted a small gathering at our house on Monday to meet our new pastor.  It’s always nice to have just a little something sweet for guests to nibble on, and this recipe for Praline Grahams is perfect.  It is from a cookbook I have had for a long time — so long that the spine is falling apart.  Southern Living Incredible Cookies is also the same book from whence my chocolate chip cookies come from.

For the Praline Grahams you can use regular, cinnamon or chocolate grahams crackers.  Be sure to only use margarine, not butter, for best results with the syrupy coating.

12 whole graham crackers

3/4 cup margarine

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 300.

Break graham crackers in half into squares.  Arrange graham cracker squares with edges touching on a parchment paper lined jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet with sides).

Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in sugar and chopped pecans.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.  Remove from heat. Working quickly, spread syrupy mixture evenly over graham crackers in pan.

Bake at 300 for 12 minutes.  Remove from pan to cool completely on a wire rack.  Yield:  2 dozen.

These travel well and make a great hostess gift or after dinner dessert.