I decided to make clodhoppers as a surprise for someone I knew was a big fan of them. Don’t know what clodhoppers are? It’s bites of graham crackers and nuts that have been enrobed in chocolate.
My version of clodhoppers were made with milk chocolate, toffee bits and roasted pecans.
In a double boiler, I melted two bags of hershey milk chocolate chips, stirring occasionally. While I waited for the chocolate to melt, I roasted 1/4 cup of pecan bits for a few minutes and broke up about 12 graham crackers into pieces. Pieces big enough to ensure a good crunch.
Once the chocolate was melted I dumped the graham cracker pieces, pecan bits and about 1/4 cup toffee bits into the chocolate and mixed it all together until everything was coated.
The mixture is then poured onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Spread the mixture to cover the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, check to see the chocolate is fully solid. Begin to break up the mixture into easy to eat pieces. There is no perfect shape and it looks very rustic.
The result is what seems like a bottomless container of homemade clodhoppers that was very well received and devoured. =)