Mix together toasted nuts, graham cracker crumbs and sugar with melted butter. Chill into a solid mass then break it up into smaller pieces and scatter between layers of whipped cream. This dessert is so good I’m afraid to give it a name that won’t do it justice.
And just where did I get the idea for this dessert? From nowhere. And boredom. And a craving for something sweet without going through the laborious process of baking. Amazing what you can come up with with the simplest of ingredients without too much trouble.
- 1/4 c. of graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsps. of sugar
1/4 c. of coarsely chopped nuts (I used almonds but feel free to substitute your favorite)
1/4 c. of butter
1 c. of cream, chilled
1/2 c. of sweetened condensed milk, chilled
Place the nuts in an oil-free pan.
Toast until lightly browned. Transfer the toasted nuts to a plate.
Wipe the pan clean and put in the butter. Heat just until melted. Turn off the heat.
To the melted butter, add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
Add the toasted nuts too.
Mix until well-blended. Spread on a plate lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Whip the cream and sweetened condensed milk until double in volume. I did this with an electric mixer and it took about seven minutes.
Take two dessert glassed and cover the bottom with some of the whipped cream.
Take the chilled nut mixture from the fridge. Peel off the wax paper from the plate. Break up the solid mass into smaller pieces. You can do this with a dull knife. Scatter the larger pieces over the whipped cream in the dessert glasses.
Pile on more cream.
Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the cream and serve. Oh, it’s really very good.
Cooking time (duration): 20 minutes, excluding chilling time
Number of servings (yield): 2
Meal type: dessert