Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Caramel Crunch Bars

Here is a dessert I made for Easter. They are called Caramel Crunch Bars and they are supposed to resemble Kit Kat bars. They turned out to be tasty little treats and the secret to the crunchiness is Club crackers! It was very easy to make and requires no baking which is fantastic on a hot spring day, like we had today!

Caramel Crunch Bars
Source: My Kitchen Cafe

*Makes one 9X13-inch pan of bars*

80 club crackers
1 c. butter
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 c. butterscotch morsels

Line an ungreased 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving an extension of foil on either end. Line the foil with 1 layer of club crackers.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (Begin timing 5 minutes from when you see the first bubbles.) Remove from heat and spread half of butter mixture evenly over crackers. Place another single layer of crackers evenly over butter mixture. Spread remaining butter mixture evenly over crackers. Top evenly with remaining crackers.

In a small saucepan (or in the microwave), combine peanut butter, chocolate morsels, and butterscotch morsels. Melt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over top of crackers. Cover, and chill for at least 2 hours. (I let it chill overnight.) Lift foil overhang and remove bars from pan. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

WARNING: They are addictive! Make sure you share with your friends; otherwise, you'll end up eating them all!

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