Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Crunchers Club Cracker Bars


This recipe for "Crunchers" is said to be one of the most pinned recipes on Pinterest. I have to admit, I was intrigued!  These bars are no bake - which is always nice! They were simple to make and they cut like a dream (the knife just glides right through the crackers yielding perfectly straight bars). Very tasty and I love the crunch! I also think the layers are really pretty! Definitely make these if you are looking for something different and yummy. 
Thank you to the blog Twirl & Taste for giving us Crunchers! 

80 Keebler Club Crackers (or a similar buttery cracker that has a rectangular shape.)
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (very fine)
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels

Line an ungreased 9 X 13-inch baking pan with foil, allowing foil to extend about an inch on either end. Line the foil with 1 layer of club crackers, cutting to fit if necessary.


In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly (begin timing 5 minutes from when you see the first bubbles).


Remove from heat and spread half of graham mixture evenly over crackers. Place another single layer of crackers evenly over graham mixture, cutting to fit if necessary.


Spread remaining graham mixture evenly over crackers. Top evenly with remaining crackers (so in total, you will have crackers, graham mixture, crackers, graham mixture and then finally crackers).

In a small microwave safe bowl combine peanut butter, chocolate morsels, and butterscotch morsels. Heat one minute and then stir. Return to microwave for another 30 seconds and stir; then again for 30 seconds and stir. At this point, everything should be melted. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over top of crackers.

Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour. Use the foil over-hang to remove the bars from the pan. Use a large, sharp knife to cut the bars into squares. Enjoy!

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