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Chocolate Brittle Surprise Recipe

Chocolate Brittle Surprise

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"Like chocolate-covered toffee! Disappears like magic! Great for holiday parties, gifts!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cover cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking oil spray.
  2. Place crackers on foil in 5 x 7 inch rows.
  3. Microwave butter on high for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir. Microwave on high for 2 more minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Pour over crackers. Bake 17 - 20 minutes (should bubble but not burn).
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crackers. Spread after 2 minutes (chips have softened). Sprinkle nuts on top.
  6. Refrigerate 1 hour. Break into pieces. Can be frozen.
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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2006

I have been a member of this site since 2000 and have never rated a recipe before today. But I just had to add my input for this one. I have been making this every year since 12/4/2000. Every year I have to make many batches. It disappears quickly. In fact just the other night a woman I did not know, stopped me at a party before I left to ask me for the recipe. Of course I gave her this website and the name of the recipe. I would like to address some of the issues that I have read. If your candy turned out greasy the butter and brown sugar probably were not fully combined before it was poured on. You have to stir it every 30 seconds and it may need another 30 if not combined after 2 min. If the edges were burnt, check your oven temp. with an oven themometer. It may be running a little hot. I have made this in several different ovens over the years and have found this to be the case. If it comes out soupy it may not have cooked for long enough or the oven may be running not hot enough. When you put on the pecans or other nuts of choice, lightly press with your hand flat or with the bottom of a large measuring cup. Less topping will be lost.Also another variation, try with white chocolate chips and crused candy canes.I have made 6 batches of this within the past couple of days and will probably make a few more. It's a great last minute gift.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2004

Don't understand what the rave reviews are about. It was okay, but not great. If I make it again, it will be to include in gift baskets--it does make a huge batch. Now get out those toothbrushes!

Jan 01, 2004

This was Excellent! One Change that my Husband thought of and made a Great Difference is using Graham Crackers instead of Saltines. We tried both and favor the Cinnamon Graham Crackers! The first batch we burned...I think ours only took like 10-13min...So keep a Close Eye on it.

Nov 10, 2003

Oh My God! This was absolutely delicious! I found that mine burned around the edges so I'll have to play around with the baking time. I also found that semi-sweet chips over-powered the pecans so I tried milk chocolate chips and toasted chopped almonds for the perfect match. I sprinkled the chips and nuts at the same time, waited a couple of minutes and then spread the melted chocolate with the nuts so that the nuts wouldn't fall off.

Mar 09, 2009

My only change to this recipe is that I crush the crackers, then stir the cracker crumbs into the sugar/butter mixture and pour into a greased pan. That way I don't have to worry about all the crackers getting coated enough. This is heavenly!

Oct 12, 2005

I have to admit I was very skeptical about this one! I wouldn't have tried it but the reviews were so good! And it really was everything that everybody said it was! I even used SALTED crackers cause thats what I had on hand, and they were so good I had to hide them in the freezer so they woudn't get eaten in one sitting. They defrosted great too. I recommend this one!

Dec 09, 2003

i made this bark just this morning with a slightly different recipe, but it was just as popular and tasty as this one evidently is. i used saltines on a 12x17 pan and didn't need cooking spray. i boiled 1 cup butter with 1 cup white sugar for 2 mins., spread it on the saltines, and baked at 400 degrees for 8 mins. i mixed 12 oz. choc chips with 10 oz. peanut butter chips and spread on top with a rubber spatula. too delicious for words!

Dec 09, 2003

Very easy recipe and everyone loved it. They were all impressed with my candy-making ability. I did make the mistake of doubling the recipe and putting two pans in the oven at once. The pan I put on the bottom burned. So, if you double the recipe, put one pan in the oven at a time and don't use a lower rack.


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  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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