We sent these bars off with our son yesterday, had enough to pack some up for his sister, and kept just a few to have here at home. These are of course another kid favorite. With a little salt from the crackers and a lot of sweet from the caramel center and chocolate tops, they have a lot to offer kids of any age.
These are known by many names. We call them Chocolate Caramel Bars, but some people call them Twix Bars. I’m sure they go by other names as well. We prefer them chilled.
This is one of those recipes that went around like wildfire during the early 90’s, so I have no idea who gets the credit for it. Enjoy!
Chocolate Caramel Bars
1 box rectangular crackers (such as Keebler Club crackers)
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line a 9″x13″ pan with rectangular crackers edge to edge. Set aside
In a medium saucepan combine butter, milk, white sugar, brown sugar and graham crackers. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 5 minutes. Pour this mixture over the crackers in the pan. Place another layer of crackers edge to edge over the caramel layer.
In a double boiler melt together the peanut butter and the chocolate chips. Spread this mixture over the top layer of crackers. Chill until firm and then cut into bars.