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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars

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, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 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 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • In a saucepan, combine the cracker crumbs, sugars, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 5 minutes longer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Keebler Town House crackers. For our Canadian friends, Christie Toppables would your version.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 517 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • knollbrookcook
    Dec 20, 2017

    These tasted good. I used Christie's Toppable crackers. They are rectangular. I think maybe 5 minutes boiling was just a bit too much for us though, They were really hard to cut and the layers separated on some of them. Probably will make again with 4.5 minutes of boiling and a few less butterscotch chips and more chocolate chips instead.

  • trippy2
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • Kelly_Mac
    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. :(

  • woitte
    Mar 1, 2012

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  • mamoonis
    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.

  • kriserickj
    Dec 23, 2011

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

  • conshanty
    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.

  • jessicajoyce
    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.

  • lizandan
    Dec 3, 2011

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  • MissEllie
    Oct 20, 2011

    This is a great recipe! I use Club crackers because they are square and fit into the pan more evenly. I have had this recipe for years and I'm always asked for it when I take these bars anyplace. They are wonderful!