December 14th, 2012

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars

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Wow! When I came across the recipe for these Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars I had a feeling they would be good.  I had no idea how good.

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars

Layers of buttery Club Crackers, sandwiched with a graham cracker caramel mixture, and topped of with a chocolate butterscotch layer. Heavenly!

These chocolate caramel bars remind me very much of a Twix bar, with a hint of butterscotch and peanut butter flavor.

On tip: when you’re making the caramel/graham cracker crumb mixture, you’ll want to start timing your 5 minutes of boiling when you see the very first bubbles.  And you really do need to stir constantly, as it’s a pretty sticky mixture.

I definitely recommend lining your pan with foil or parchment paper too. It makes it so much easier to lift the bars from the pan and cut them into squares.

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars

 

These tasty treats are quite literally one of the yummiest things I’ve ever made! And they were so easy. You don’t even have to turn on the oven! You don’t need a candy thermometer either.

The hardest part is waiting for these bars to set so you can dig in. Patience really isn’t my forte.

My family clearly agreed. I finally had to hide some away for myself because they would not stop eating them!

The combination of slightly salty, buttery crackers with the caramel filling and chocolate/peanut butter topping really is incredible. These bars are definitely a must make!

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Chocolate Caramel Crunch Bars

Chocolate Caramel Crunchers

Preparation 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins
Serves 18-20     adjust servings

Layers of buttery crackers and caramel, topped of with a combination of peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch.

Ingredients

  • 80 Club crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang to help remove bars. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Line the foil with one layer of Club crackers.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, milk and white sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and pour half of the mixture over the crackers, spreading evenly to cover crackers.
  6. Place another single layer of crackers evenly over the butter mixture.
  7. Spread remaining butter mixture evenly over crackers. Top with remaining crackers.
  8. In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Melt over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  9. Spread peanut butter chocolate mixture evenly over top layer of crackers.
  10. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  11. Remove from pan (using foil overhang) and cut into bars. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Comments

  1. oh my goodness!!! these sweets little things looks soooo yummy!!!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing:) Have a blesssed day, HUGS!

  3. These sound amazing…! Thank you for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  4. I can’t see when you use the second half of the butter/sugar mixture. And the picture seems to have 3 layers of crackers, topped by the chocolate, not just 2 layers. The instructions seem incomplete to me, am I missing something?

  5. Just made these last night! Easy and delicious – had to send some off to my husband’s work so I don’t eat them all!
    Heidi – just add another layer of crackers and caramel after the first, top with final layer and chocolate/butterscotch/peanut butter. Worked great!

 

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