Friday, November 30, 2012

Cracker Bark


This is a simple and easy candy treat to make for Christmas. The sweet and salty taste is delicious! It's great to pack in tins or in little cellophane packages for that special someone on your list. I have to admit that it is a little addictive, you keep reaching for more!

Ingredients:

  • 38 salted soda crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup nuts, chopped..I used a mixture of pecans and almonds
Directions:
  1. Line a cookie sheet, 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 (with edges) with foil.
  2. Place crackers in the pan.
  3. In a medium size saucepan on medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar. bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and quickly pour over the crackers, spreading with a knife to cover all the crackers.
  5. Bake in 400º oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour chocolate and peanut butter chips over the caramel covered crackers, wait a few minutes to allow chips to start to melt. Using a knife spread the mixture evenly.
  7. Sprinkle with nuts.
  8. Cool till chocolate hardens then break into desired pieces.



14 comments:

  1. Looks soooo yummy! I'll try to make them too

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  2. I made these last year for Christmas. They were a big hit.

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  3. I have done something similar with graham crackers.....major yum!!! Will have to try this version!

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  4. I have made these for several years now...and they rarely make it into the gift bags as they are such a treat to me :)

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  5. This is the best stuff!!!! And, it calls for items that you most likely would have on hand anyway! I'm fixing this for all my christmas parties and I think I'll give it as gifts to my Bible study gals! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I've made these without the peanut butter chips and nuts, but that sounds like a really yummy addtion!

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  7. My daughter makes this (also without the peanut butter chips) but peanut butter always adds appeal for me.

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  8. Those look good, Betty! I don't think I have ever had them. I am saving this recipe.

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  9. I have made these for years, but I have always used graham crackers. I'm guessing the salt on the saltines is a nice addition!!

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  10. These are SO GOOD! They always made these "Skor bars" at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, and when I saw this recipe, I couldn't believe I'd forgotten about them! Made them tonight with the pb chips & pecans; perfection! If you're thinking about making them but haven't decided -- MAKE THEM! :D

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  11. Could you replace the peanut butter chips with a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter? We live in Mozambique and getting specialty chips is pretty hard... even getting just plain chocolate ones is a mission (though thanks to another missionary who just came back from furlough ive got a nice big bag!)

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    1. I would try using 2 cups of chocolate chips with a few tablespoons of peanut butter. Then spread evenly over the caramel covered crackers. I hope that works, you would still get the peanut butter flavor. You could also omit the peanut butter completely.

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