A family friend who owns two local cafes gave me this recipe. It is a delicious and surprising twist on plain old garlic bread. Don't be fooled by the unusual ingredients, the sweet and salty flavors are perfect complements to each other! All the ingredient amounts are approximate, so adjust them to suit your tastes.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until deep brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup and trail mix. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup drizzled from a spoon forms hard, brittle threads. Pour onto parchment paper, and allow to cool.

    Advertisement
  • Preheat the oven's broiler.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the remaining butter and garlic. Spread onto the cut side of the focaccia bread halves. Crumble the candied trail mix and onion over the garlic butter, and top with Romano cheese. Place the focaccia onto a baking sheet.

  • Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 36.9g 12% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterol 28mg 9% DV; sodium 331.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2012
I enjoy trying quirky recipes. That being said this was NOT a keeper. I will say that I enjoyed the brittle and I might make it for candy in the future. The final product was a real bust though. None of the flavors contrasting well or complimenting either. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(8)