Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Saltine Cracker Bars

When I was growing up we made a batch of cookies or a pan of bars every couple of days so we always had sweets on hand to offer company. Now that I look back at it, that seems very excessive but we had a lot of visitors and my mom never had store-bought goodies on hand. These saltine cracker bars were everyone's favorite. They have a caramel sauce that can be made in a hurry and they don't require any baking. They remind me of a Twix bar with a salty crust and a chocolate-peanut butter topping. I like to store these in the refrigerator since the chocolate topping can get a little soft at room temperature. Whip up a pan of saltine cracker bars next time you have guests coming over and I promise you they will come again.
Saltine Cracker Bars
24 saltine crackers
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 (heaping) c. crushed graham crackers
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
2/3 c. smooth peanut butter
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
Grease a 9x13 pan. Assemble saltine crackers along the bottom of the pan to form a crust. In a medium saucepan, combine sugars, graham crackers, milk and butter. Stir and cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a low boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly and then remove from heat. Carefully, pour caramel sauce over saltine crackers. Let cool. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Spread over caramel layer and refrigerate.
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  1. These look very good, and very addicting! I'll have to make sure I'm having people over or plan to take most of them to work.

  2. Anonymous4/2/10

    Keep these in the fridge, and take out 15 minutes before you will be eating. They will be easier to cut and get out of pan.

  3. I didn't have these until like Lucas's graduation..I have no idea how I had made it that long without actually eating one...but seriously you can send them to ohio anytime! :)

  4. Anonymous13/4/10

    These are so delicious! We always put a second layer of saltines over the caramel and then pour the chocolate sauce over that. It is very tasty!