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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars Recipe

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Tell the kids to roll up their sleeves and help make these crunchy, chocolaty bars. They're easy and will surely satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. Kathy Mitchell, Brookfield, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 sleeves butter-flavored crackers (about 80 crackers)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 517 calories, 29 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 361 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the cracker crumbs, sugars, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 5 minutes longer.
  2. Place a single layer of crackers in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; top with half of crumb mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining crackers.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour over crackers. Let stand until set. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Keebler Town House crackers.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 517 calories, 29 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 361 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

I made this for a baby shower i was throwing for my cousin. Since i was so wrapped up in making sure everyone had seats, drinks, food, etc., i was last to get a plate to eat. There wasn't a single crumb left in the dish!!! Those ladies devoured it & it is a pretty big dish so it must've been good...but i won't know personally til i make it again. :(

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

These were really yummy, big hit at work, but the layers separate/crumbled for me too. Also had a problem because I used wax paper and didn't spray it with non stick spray or anything so it stuck to the bottom. Nobody cared though because they were so tasty.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

Have made it twice, everyone loves it. It's better with no butterscotch chips, use all chocolate.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

Love, love love. I will definitely make these again. Love the sweet/salty/crunchy result, and they aren't sickeningly sweet.

I used round crackers, but will probably use club crackers next time, like another reviewer suggested.

One reviewer thought they were very crumbly. That wasn't the case for me, and I wonder if the crumbliness was from using too many crackers.

I decreased the butterscotch chips to 3/4 cup and increased the chocolate chips to 1 1/4 cups, because I don't like too strong of a butterscotch flavor. And I used crunchy peanut butter since that's what I had on hand.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

This was ok i thought it was a little hard to layer evenly and they crumbled when i cut them. So they tasted pretty good but weren't nice to look at.

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