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Crunch "Bars"

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

16 servings

These bars taste like the best crunchy brittle you've ever eaten, and no one will guess the secret ingredient - saltine crackers!

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place crackers in single layer on bottom of foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • Cook butter and sugar in saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil; cook 3 min. (Do not stir.) Pour over crackers; spread to evenly cover crackers.
  • Bake 5 to 7 min. or until topping is golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate; let stand 5 min. or until softened. Spread over crackers; top with nuts. Cool completely before breaking into pieces.

Size Wise

Looking for something sweet? One serving of this crunchy treat is sure to hit the spot when served with a cold glass of fat-free milk.

Shortcut

Use a food processor to quickly chop the walnuts.

Variation

Prepare recipe as directed, substituting PLANTERS Pistachio Lovers Mix for the walnuts, and topping dessert with 1/2 cup dried cranberries along with the nuts before cooling and breaking into pieces as directed.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 230
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 115mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would recommend not cooking the filling as long as recipe says. I would recommend not cooking the filling as long as recipe says. I cut it to 2 minutes, the 2nd time I made it (since the first batch burned at 3 min. even at a slow boil) I also added a touch more of brown sugar & butter mixture, since the first batch didn't even cover all the crackers..I can't tell you how much because I didn't measure. :) I also used choc. chips instead of the bar, since I didn't have the bar. I put it back in the warm oven to melt the choc. --worked beautifully!
Date published: 2009-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After paging through my newest issue of food and Family, I noticed this recipe! After paging through my newest issue of food and Family, I noticed this recipe! It was late one evening when my sister and I decided to give them a try!...after all, we already had all of the ingredients! So to the pantry she went and in no time at all, we were snacking on the best knock-off of an old fashioned toffee recipe that we both loved as kids! A little salt and a LOT of crunchy sweet goodness with CHOCOLATE! Who could ask for anything better!
Date published: 2005-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just got my new "Food and Family" magazine with this recipe. I just got my new "Food and Family" magazine with this recipe. I saw this recipe and tried it right away because I already had all the ingredients in my pantry. I brought it to work today and already 4 people have asked for the recipe. (Only 4 people have tried them!) It's a BIG hit! I will definitely make these again. I can't wait to experiment with different chocolate/nut combos. Thanks!
Date published: 2005-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cannot believe how many people rave over this and request it. I cannot believe how many people rave over this and request it. It's a recipe box must have. It is very easy to mess up but that doesn't stop me from making it. The good thing is, if you do mess it up, you'll know it before you use the chocolate because the toffee will be too dark. Just start over and cook the sugar and butter less time or turn down the heat. And DO NOT stir!!
Date published: 2007-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have made this before and loved it. Have made this before and loved it. One way to try several variations would be to use saltines on half of the sheet and grahams on the other half. Then vary the toppings on each half of the crackers. That way you can try 4 different variations in one baking. I didn't use a smaller pan, but I did increase the amount of butter/sugar mixture to better cover the crackers.
Date published: 2005-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought the recipe was good. Thought the recipe was good. Didn't have a problem with burning but I did have issues removing them from the foil. I may try a touch of cookng spray next time. Would also be really good with peanuts, crushed toffee pieces or crushed mints on top; the possibilities are endless! I can't wait to go share them with my neighbor (he LOVES it when I make new goodies).
Date published: 2005-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this last year for Christmas. I made this last year for Christmas. It took several tries to make it just right. I believe my oven temperature is off and the outcomes of baking these were different each time. I finally found by shortening the baking time made these crunch bars very tasty. Everyone loved it! I added crushed peppermint candies on top before the walnuts and it was delicious!
Date published: 2008-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a surprise, dessert with Saltines! What a surprise, dessert with Saltines! Warning, don't leave in oven a full 7 minutes, for my oven 3 minutes was the limit before the sugar started to burn and then you have a stinky wasted bunch of crackers. I will try adding toffee and M&M's instead of nuts for my kids. I also am going to double the sugar/butter mix for thicker "toffee"...yummo!
Date published: 2006-10-13
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