12 Days of Cookies Day 7: Caramel Cluster Bark

We’re revisiting a popular (and award winning) program at AVRL: The 12 Days of Cookies! From 2011 to 2017, AVRL staff baked and shared cookies with library visitors across the Annapolis Valley for 12 delicious days over the holiday season. Each recipe was a family favourite or a recipe from a cookbook found in the AVRL catalogue. While we are not able to share cookies the same way this year, we can still share the classic recipes for you to try at home!

Made by Jaki Fraser, Manager of the Lawrencetown library, from Saltscapes Magazine Nov/Dec 2016 pg.25

Originally published on December 215,  2016

Caramel Cluster Bark
18 Graham Crackers
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
1 cup (250 ml) condensed milk
1 bag (250 g) mini marshmallows

12 (approx.) chocolate covered peanut caramel clusters

NOTE: The recipe called for Ganong Peanut Clusters, which I couldn’t find, so I substituted with OMG Graham Clusters with peanuts and toffee bits... easy to find.
Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil, butter the foil and place the graham crackers evenly on the sheet.
In a medium sized heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter, add sugar, condensed milk and marshmallows and slowly melt, stirring continually.  Pour the mixture evenly over the graham crackers and sprinkle chopped peanut clusters on top.  Bake in a pre-heated 400 F oven for 5 – 6 minutes.  With a fork spread cluster mix around then allow to cool 10 minutes.  Refrigerate additional 30 min.  Break candy into chunks and store in covered airtight container.
Jaki says, “Although this isn’t really a cookie... I wanted to try as they seemed really yummy..."

Don’t forget to enter our 12 Days Cookie Contest! You could win a copy of Taste of Home Cookies. Find the details here.

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