Chocolate Crunch Bars

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Merry Christmas Eve! Today, I have a recipe that is too good not to share on here. My mum has been making these chocolate crunch bars for years and they are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. The crunchy brittle base is so good thanks to an unusual ingredient—saltine crackers!

This holiday I made these two ways—one with milk chocolate and topped with Skor bits and a dairy-free one with dark chocolate and topped with crushed candy cane.

I am not sure where the original recipe came from, so I can’t give credit where credit is due, but I can confirm that these are delicious!

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Ingredients per batch:

(up to) 35 soda crackers *

1/2 cup butter **

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 package chocolate chips

Desired toppings

* The pan I use to make these comfortably fits 24 crackers, but the original recipe says this can fit 35. If you use an even larger pan then you may need to double the recipe as the butter and sugar mixture and the chocolate might not completely cover the crackers evenly.

** The first time I tried to make these vegan I used Earth Balance butter. I don’t remember which type I used, but it ended up not working and burning right away. I now use Becel Vegan for this recipe.

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 F. Place crackers in a single layer on a foil or parchment lined baking pan.

The hardest part of this recipe is not burning the butter and sugar. Heat the butter and sugar in a saucepan on medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Bring to a gentle boil and allow it to boil for 3 minutes without stirring. Immediately pour over crackers and spread evenly.

Bake for 5-7 minutes depending on your oven. Remove and immediately top with 1 package of chocolate chips. Let stand for about 5 minutes until the heat of the crackers has melted the chocolate. Spread evenly and then sprinkle with desired toppings. Place in freezer to set before cutting or breaking your bar into pieces.

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These are a no fail treat for Christmas (or anytime of year for that matter) and anywhere I have brought these they get devoured. The combination of chocolate and slightly salty, flaky brittle make these really addictive.

If you give these a go, make sure to let me know what you think!

I hope you all have an amazing holiday surrounded by loved ones and good food and drink! Cheers!

ellerow.

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