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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Keebler Town House crackers.

Nutritional 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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Dorothy User ID: 9248549 272974
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2017

"Please any idea what crackers to use in CANADA; we don't have Keebler and I don't know what a 'butter' cracker is. Please email me [email protected] because I need to make them soon for a bake sale. 12Sep/17"

Kelly_Mac User ID: 5936100 146760
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. :("

mamoonis User ID: 1665915 190681
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."

kriserickj User ID: 4672159 188212
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

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

conshanty User ID: 435252 191027
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."

jessicajoyce User ID: 3311690 188927
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."

MissEllie User ID: 20666 146759
Reviewed 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!"

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 190680
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Ummm, mmm, good.

I used graham crackers throughout, because that's what I had on hand. I also found the chocolate part easier to work with by adding a tsp of melted margarine and tbl of milk"

driv0656 User ID: 5488790 107887
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"If this is the recipe I think it is, IT IS AMAZING!!!! When my brother and I were growing up, my mom would make this for us to bring into class as birthday treats! Without fail, they were ALWAYS a hit! So good!"

lgatewood User ID: 1920882 190678
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"This recipe was very simple to make and went over great at the office potluck."

cbalbierz User ID: 3273865 187095
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"These were super easy to make and what a great taste. The combination of chocolate, peanut butter and salty crunch from the crackers is wonderful!"

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