Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

I’m not sure if I should put these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars into the candy category or a bar category.  Maybe the best thing to do is put them in both!  I love the caramel filling that is poured over the crunchy salty crackers and then topped with a decadent chocolate peanut butter mixture.  These bars could easily be made for a Christmas dessert table.  Or package them up like candy and give as a homemade gift.  I do need to warn you….if you take these to a party make sure you take the recipe with you because the guests will want it for sure.  :-)

Lady Behind The Curtain - Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Ingredients

    For the Crust and Filling:
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 sleeves butter-flavored crackers (about 80 crackers)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

    For the Crust and Filling:
  1. In a saucepan, combine the cracker crumbs, sugars, butter and milk.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 5 minutes longer.
  3. Place a single layer of crackers in a greased 9x13-inch baking dish; top with half of crumb mixture.
  4. Repeat layers.
  5. Top with remaining crackers and the rest of the crumb mixture.
  6. TIP: Use an off set spatula to smooth candy and make sure it gets into ALL the crevices.
    For the Topping:
  7. In a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  8. Cook and stir until smooth.
  9. Pour over crackers.
  10. Refrigerate to harden.
  11. Cut into bars.

Notes

This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain

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