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Gooey Caramel Crack Bars

These chocolate crack bars with saltines will have everyone running to the kitchen.

Updated June 27, 2018
Gooey Caramel Crack Bars
Gooey Caramel Crack Bars
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No-bake dessert bars are always perfect for when you need a quick yet delicious dessert. These Gooey Caramel Crack Bars are similar to scotcheroos in that they combine the flavors of chocolate and butterscotch, but are taken to the next level with the addition of caramel! They're called "crack" bars because they use saltine crackers to create a delicious crunch and fun texture. Try this easy dessert bars recipe today for a treat that the whole family is sure to love.

One of the things that we think sets this recipe apart from similar crack candy recipes is the addition of butterscotch flavor. The delicious mixture of chocolate and butterscotch makes this recipe totally crave-worthy, and the caramel is so gooey that you will want to grab an extra napkin. But we certainly don't mind, and we'll bet that your family won't, either.

Preparation Time10 min

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Vessel Size9x13-inch baking pan

Easy

Ingredients

  • 60 saltines
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels

Crack Bars Recipe

Instructions

  1. Line an ungreased 9X13-inch baking pan with foil. Make sure the foil is wide enough to leave an extension over the edge of the pan so that you can lift the candy out when it's done.

  2. Place a layer of saltine crackers on the bottom of the pan. If you need to break the crackers in order to get them to fit evenly, that is fine.

  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, sugar, and milk. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

  4. Remove the butter mixture from the heat and let cool slightly.

  5. Spread half of butter mixture evenly over crackers. Top with another layer of crackers.

  6. Repeat layers.

  7. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, chocolate morsels, and butterscotch morsels. Melt over medium-low heat, stirring often. Spread the melted chocolate mixture evenly over the top of the crackers.

  8. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Then remove from the pan, serve, and enjoy!

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These Gooey Caramel Crack Bars are easy to make, thanks to a very well written recipe, and incredibly delicious. You just can not go wrong with the combination of chocolate, caramel and butterscotch. Add peanut butter to the list and your hooked. Be sure to make this yummy, gooey treat for your family, they will love you for it.

OMG so many yummy flavors, all in one treat. I loved the addition of peanut butter (I've made similar recipes that don't have it, and they are not nearly as good as this one). Way. Too. Addicting!

These were so good! I loved the scotcheroo flavor component to these, and they were nice and gooey!

These are quick heavenly. I love the soft caramel texture with the crunch of the cracker!

It has all the things people enjoy and it's easy too. Great party dessert.

I was offered some of these with the warning that they're addicting and you can't stop eating them. I took a bite, thought "That's pretty good," took another bite, thought, "That's really good," took another bite, thought, "Oh my God this is so delicious," and then I was a goner. SO yummy!

Oooo ymmy, chocolate, butterscotch and caramel! They should be called millionaire bars. I like no bake recipes because they are easy to whip up on a whim. Not that I usually have butterscotch morsels on hand but I do always have chocolate ones. I will get the butterscotch and definitely be making this one. Great as an addition to a kid's lunch box!

I had a free day today and our children were absolutely delighted when they arrived home from school to this delicious treat awaiting them! Quick and easy to make although some of the branded ingredients are not available here in South Africa so I had to be a little inventive. The peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch mixture over the cracker mixture is heavenly. I loved these as much as the children did!

I'm looking forward to making these. I've always been pleasantly surprised by how well crackers work in these sorts of treats. And this one has caramel, chocolate, and butterscotch, so it's like a complete triple treat. I'm interested in trying this with the multi-grain crackers since when I've made these sorts of bars before, I've just used the plain crackers so I'm wondering if it provides a different taste given all the other flavors.

This looks like a buttery, sugary, chocolatey sweet treat. I like to make dessert bars with crackers because they are always a surprise when you taste the sweet and salty combo.

Crackers in sweets turn out surprisingly well. I really never thought they would. The always seemed more for savory, not sweet, things.I love caramel. I could eat it all the time. The crackers give a good crunch and don't turn soggy or anything. These are pretty sweet so you need a serious sweet tooth for these. Also, you may need to have a drink handy.

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