Crunch "Bars"

131  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

These bars taste like the best crunchy brittle you've ever eaten, and no one will guess the secret ingredient - saltine crackers!

Crunch "Bars" Recipe


  • 35 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • Heat  oven to 400ºF.
  • Place  crackers in single layer in foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • Cook  butter and sugar in saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil; cook 3 min. without stirring. Spread onto crackers.
  • Bake  5 to 7 min. or until topping is golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate; let stand 5 min. or until softened. Spread over crackers; top with nuts. Cool. Break into pieces.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseLooking for something sweet? One serving of this crunchy treat is sure to hit the spot when served with a cold glass of fat-free milk.

ShortcutUse a food processor to quickly chop the walnuts.

Variation Prepare as directed, substituting mixed nuts with pistachios for the walnuts and topping dessert with 1/2 cup dried cranberries along with the nuts before cooling and breaking into pieces.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 220 
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 130 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 2 %DV
  • Iron 6 %DV

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