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Crunch Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Crunch Bars

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"Looking for something sweet? One serving of this crunchy, chocolate treat will hit the spot."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    32 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place crackers in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  2. Place butter and sugar in saucepan; cook on medium-high heat until butter is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil; boil 3 min. without stirring. Spread over crackers.
  3. Bake 5 to 7 min. or until topping is golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate; let stand 5 min. or until chocolate is softened. Spread chocolate evenly over ingredients in pan; sprinkle with walnuts. Cool. Break into pieces.
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Dec 28, 2007

We call this "Magic Toffee Brittle". The recipe has been around forever, but it seems like a lot of people have never heard of it. I get requests for this every Christmas and always get asked for the recipe at parties. It is SOOO easy it is almost embarrassing to tell people how to make it after watching them trying to figure out what is in it. I make 2 changes - use club crackers (about 40 covers the bottom of a large rimmed cookie sheet) instead of saltines for more richness and use chopped pecans on the top. Be sure and cook long enough in the oven or they will be chewy instead of crisp.

Apr 10, 2008

I agree that the butter and the light brown sugar should be increased to a cup each to make enough toffee mixture.


20 Ratings

Jan 07, 2008

This was wonderful however after trying it the first time I realized that there wasn't enough of the toffee topping so increased the amount by 1/2 the next time and they were terrific. I also found that if I separated them before they hardened I was able to maintain the nice neat square shape. Everyone raved about this recipe and asked for copies so it tasted great.

Dec 19, 2007

So quick & so decadent. The butter and brown sugar caramelizes into a crunchy toffee. Who would think that the base on it is made from Saltine crackers? I have even used Ritz crackers when I ran out of Saltines, and crush up a few for the spaces between the round crackers. Everybody loved it! One hint, do watch the sugar and butter while it is cooking. You don't want to get it overcooked!

Nov 18, 2009

These are great and the toffee just makes it just perfect. I used chocolate chips and pecans instead of walnuts. Came out perfect!

Dec 21, 2009

These are really great and very easy to make. I used choc chips and chopped pecans. My family loved them. They are a keeper.

Dec 24, 2007

I was hesitant about these at first, but I thought I'd try them because of their rating. They did not disappoint! Very easy, and very rich!

Dec 22, 2007

This is a recipe I used to make about 20 years ago, when I was 13. I LOVED IT, and was sad when I lost it. Nobody else knew what I was talking about when I asked about a saltine/toffee dessert. Well I am GLAD to see it again, and will teach my 13 year old how to make it!


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  • Calories
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg
  • 5%

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

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