Sea Salt Cinnamon Pralines and CONTEST #7!

I finished my Camp Loopy Project Three last weekend! Just thought I should keep you in the loop, since I mentioned often enough that I might be in trouble on it. I will share photos next week, but last night’s Knit Nighters can vouch for me, since I had to show it off to them. How are you doing on your Camp projects? Sunday is the due date!

Loopy Elf Cathy brought in a delicious treat, recently. We have some really good cooks and bakers working here! As soon as I tried one, I knew you all would need the recipe, too. Easy to make and fun to share. The recipe comes from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen, and you will find a lot of other wonderful recipes on her blog, too!

Sea Salt Praline BitesCathy’s Sea Salt Cinnamon Pralines

12 whole graham crackers
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup pecan pieces (can also use almond slivers or walnut pieces)
1/4 cup English Toffee bits

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang so that you can lift it from the pan when done. (If you use foil, butter it generously.)

Lay the graham crackers out so they cover the pan, without overlapping.

In a pan, melt the butter, brown sugar and 1/4 tsp. sea salt. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla, cinnamon and pecan pieces. Stir until combined. Then pour the hot mixture over the crackers, spreading evenly until they are all covered. Sprinkle the toffee bits on top.

Bake for 10 minutes until bubbly. Remove and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 tsp. sea salt on top. Let cool completely and then chill. Use a sharp knife to but into desired shapes. Store chilled.

unnamed-3All of your Fall answers on yesterday’s blog contest got me even more in the mood for the leaves to start changing and the weather to turn cooler! We drew a winner and we’ll be sending this beautiful skein of JulieSpins Merino 370 in Seurat plus a cute felted accessory bag to Mary H in Colorado. We’ll get this in the mail today, Mary!

For today’s Contest #7 – What are you most looking forward to this weekend? Leave your comment below, and we’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog post.

We’re ready for Reader’s Choice votes for Camp Loopy Project Two! Pop over to see the Yarn Projects and the Fabric Projects, and email us ( to let us know which is your favorite. You can vote in one or both categories.

Have a great weekend, and remember that Monday is a no-mail holiday  here in the States. We will get your weekend orders shipped out on Tuesday. We WILL still have a Monday Yarn Update and Contest #8, so be sure to check in on Monday night.

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P.S. Reminders: Fall Giftable Signups are ready (first kit shipping soon!) and the Yarn Harlot will be here September 10th!


  1. I am most looking forward to finishing my camp loopy project by the due date and posting my picture to the gallery!

  2. I’m looking to listening to Pandora while I alternate between knitting and reading! I have found a “new to me author” and am loving her books.

  3. I am looking forward to using our brand new ice cream maker. We just purchased it on Friday and we’re waiting for the family barbecue to try it out. It will be banana ice cream for me. :O)

  4. I’m looking forward to having Monday off! I’m in the middle of a sewing project, and I need some large blocks of time to really get going.

  5. This weekend my Uncle Jeff got married. That is what I looked forward to not just in the past week, but for months!! Family weddings are so much fun.

  6. I had an excellent weekend camping so my day off will be spent alternating between cleaning and lounging 🙂 Love that recipe!

  7. The weekend’s come and gone. But I looked forward to and enjoyed a visit with my daughter and her family in Minneapolis. We had fun at the Minnesota State Fair!

  8. Spending time with my daughter, and my son and his wife & their 2 little girls!! The cutest little granddaughters ever! 😉

  9. I’m looking forward to rest while crocheting hats for a little girl who has a brain tumor. I’m in need of very soft yarn. I’m on the 2nd one now.

  10. Well I didn’t make it to the finish in Camp Loopy. But, I sure had a good time and I learned a lot. August got too busy really quickly. I still plan on finishing the project. 🙂

  11. It’s past the weekend but I was looking forward to packing for fling and getting laundry done from Iceland and put away and finishing some chores!

  12. I’m most looking forward to having my granddaughter visit to make apple crisp and spend time knitting with me.

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