Bittersweet Maple Cashew Chocolate Crackle is a creation by Dufflet, a Toronto-based pastry café. "Addictive" doesn't even begin to describe these impressively thin and brittle shards. Cashews are crushed, and folded in with crisp caramel, shiny blankets of bittersweet chocolate poured on top. The maple is less pronounced than I expected, and oddly enough, it's not one of the listed ingredients. The takeaway flavor is something more like molasses—though either way, it's an all-around pleaser and it's hard to eat just one.
Dufflet's crackle is available at Zabar's, $12.98 for a 5.3 ounce box, but they're cheaper at Butterfield Market on the Upper East Side, $10.99 a box.
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