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Crunchy Cracker Candy

 Crunchy Cracker Candy
When I first made this recipe, I thought I'd be stuck with lots of leftovers. But the big batch was quickly gobbled up!
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups butter-flavored cracker sticks, halved
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips, optional

Directions

  • Place cracker sticks in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan;
  • set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring butter and
  • brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 3-4
  • minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Pour over crackers; stir to
  • coat.
  • Bake at 350° for 5 minutes, stirring once. Meanwhile, in a
  • microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle
  • over cracker sticks; toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with pecans and toffee bits if desired; toss to coat. Spread
  • onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool until set; break apart.
  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 231 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium,

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Crunchy Cracker Candy (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.