Crackers topped with chocolate and nuts. Try using almonds in place of the walnuts.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 15 x 10 inch baking pan with foil and grease it well. Line the pan with soda crackers.

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and cook stirring it until it dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately pour mixture over the soda crackers.

  • Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to bubble. Spread the chocolate chips over the hot cookies. Let set for a minute. Spread the chocolate evenly. Sprinkle with nuts. Let cool, then cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 22.7g 7% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 27.1mg 9% DV; sodium 139.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
EXCELLENT!! I have made this recipe 3 times already since Thanksgiving. I found that if I break the crackers apart once the chocolate has set but is not TOTALLY hard they break into nice cracker squares. Also my family does not eat nuts so I substituted 1/2-3/4 cup Toffee Bits (found by the chocolate chip packages) on top of the chocolate layer. The bars turned out wonderfully tasty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2006
Sorry but I thought these were a big waste. Not fit to eat in my opinion and I certainly would not give to anyone. They stick to your teeth and are messy to make. I won't make again. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
EXCELLENT!! I have made this recipe 3 times already since Thanksgiving. I found that if I break the crackers apart once the chocolate has set but is not TOTALLY hard they break into nice cracker squares. Also my family does not eat nuts so I substituted 1/2-3/4 cup Toffee Bits (found by the chocolate chip packages) on top of the chocolate layer. The bars turned out wonderfully tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
I have been making these for years. They are addictive at the very least! To those who don't like nuts try using coarsly crushed pretzels. To those who complained about them being sticky - you need to boil the syrup longer. A shortcut here will yield a very chewy cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
These are really easy and delicious. I LIKE that they don't break up neatly bc they look more like "bark" that way. I added 1/2 cup more chocolate chips to make it very chocolatey. My only suggestion is to let the chocoloate chips sit for about 3-4 minutes before you try to spread them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
loved this!! so did everyone else who tried it. i followed the recipe times exactly (3 minutes boiling and 5-6 mintues in the oven) and they worked perfectly. just watch that the edges don't burn. i did line my baking pan with parchment paper -- no greasing no cleaning! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2006
Sorry but I thought these were a big waste. Not fit to eat in my opinion and I certainly would not give to anyone. They stick to your teeth and are messy to make. I won't make again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
These are my go-to cookie for Christmas cookie parties. They are so fun and easy. Someone mentioned that the crackers were floating on top of the butter- that won't happen if you boil the butter and sugar long enough. It will have a sticky consistency at just about 3 minutes- stir constantly. Everything was by the book and they turned out great. I too crushed pretzels and they were awesome. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2005
I really wasn't sure how to rate these...they tasted great but didn't look very appealing. I was planning to use these as holiday gifts. I am glad that I did a trial run ahead of time because they looked awful. But that being said...they tasted wonderful. We ate the whole batch rather quickly. I thank you for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
The first time I made this it was fabulous! The second time I guess I cooked the sugar too long and it was a mess. The third time I got it right again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2010
I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE SINCE 1969- AND MY MOTHER BEFORE THAT.. AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CHOCOLATE CHIPS- DO THIS- MAKE A SIMPLE FROSTING OUT OF MILK POWDERED SUGAR AND REAL COCOA. MIX AND POUR ON TOP- OR DRIZZLE- AND IF YOU HAVE A CAN OF INSTANT FROSTING? YOU CAN MICROWAVE THIS AND POUR ON TOP AS WELL- CARAMEL FROSTING WORKS ALSO AS WELL AS CHOCOLATE- OR WHITE CHOCOLATE- AND I LOVE TO GRIND THE WALNUTS VERY FINE AND TOP THE FROSTING WITH SLICED ALMONDS- THOSE GET THE BEST REVIEWS FROM PEOPLE WHEN EVER I MAKE THEM OR GIVE THESE TO PEOPLE- OR ON TOP OF THE DARK CHOCOLATE- PLACE A DOLLUP OF CREAM CHEESE FROSTING- AND TOP WITH HALF OF A CHERRY- IT ADDS CLASS AND A HOLIDAY TOUCH! Read More
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