Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Caramel Club Bars

Say it with me….These are rich and fabulous! Yes, friends this dessert will send your sweet tastebuds through the roof, but wow what a treat. These are great for any party and have that awesome sweet and salty combination going on.

One tip to remember:  You must use unsalted butter for this recipe, if you don’t they will be too salty 🙂

I am off to Des Moins, IA for the Better Homes and Garden Cook-Off this week. Should be a fun little trip. You know I’ll take lots of pictures to share, hope you enjoy today’s sweet post! Oh and there’s only 5 ingredients, woohoo!!

Line-up!

Here are your club crackers. Line them up in 3 rows of 5 in the bottom of an 8×8 inch pan.

Sprinkle peanut butter chips over crackers.

Time to make the caramel, really simple here.

Melt your butter and brown sugar for 4 minutes stirring constantly until you get a bubbly smooth and creamy caramel.

Like this 🙂

….and drizzle hot caramel over top. Do this step 1 more time…crackers, pb chips and caramel.

Top layer should be crackers on top then spread with melted chocolate chips! Let cool and….

These bad boys will be waiting for you! Enjoy 🙂

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Caramel Club Bars

45 Club Crackers

2 sticks butter

1 Cup packed light brown sugar

1  Cup peanut butter chips

1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips, melted either on double broiler or in microwave

1. Place 15 club crackers in the bottom of an 8×8 inch square baking pan that’s been lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 Cup peanut butter chips on crackers.

2. Melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat stirring constantly for 4 minutes, until bubbly, smooth and creamy caramel forms. Pour 1/2 Cup or so of caramel over peanut butter chips then add another layer of crackers, peanut butter chips and caramel. Top with one final layer of crackers then spread with melted chocolate.

15 bars

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72 Responses
  1. Say WHAT?! How did you manage to create something that has all of my pregnancy cravings rolled into one delicious treat? AND… these are all ingredients that I can find where we live in the Middle East. I am marching (read: waddling) down to the kitchen right now.

      1. Rita

        Go to culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.com/2012/2/24/peanut-butter-chips — I would add butter so you wouldnt have to keep them in the freezer. I dont know how much. You’ll have to experiment to see how much butter to use.

  2. Brittany C.

    Oh Jenny these look awesome! Good thing I don’t have any club crackers on hand otherwise I’d be too tempted to make these right now, which ordinarily wouldn’t be too big a deal, but with my HS reunion in a few days, it would be not so good. Gotta look good for that! 🙂

  3. This is unreal! I am soooo gonna be making this for some function, maybe tailgating or whatever! Congratulations on sabotaging whatever shred of self-control I might have had today!

  4. HeatherB

    Oh WOW! This is crazy…My family and I just ate brunch yesterday at Liberty Market in Gilbert,AZ and I saw this “salt river bar” in the pastry display and had to try it. It was to die for and I vowed to figure out how to make it…fast forward 1 day and you have it!! I’m so excited to try this:) Thank you thank you!

  5. Jenny these look fabulous!! The perfect little treat using only a few ingredients. love it! Great pictures too!
    Have a great time in Iowa!! Hopefully it’s not too cold there yet.:)

  6. Christy

    Heather-WE LOVE LIBERTY MARKET!!!!! This is close to Salt River Bars. The recipe you are looking for is Kit Kat bars. Google it and it is pretty much exactly the same thing. I did the same thing after trying them…I knew I could find a recipe somewhere. haha
    These sound so go too.

  7. Debbie

    I made these the other day for our Charity Bake Sale for work (first time)Made two trays. These are great BUT don’t put them in the refrig to cool faster. When you try to cut them they break apart. Chunks were still very good and my co-workers didn’t compalin becasue they got the reject pieces. Decided to leave the other pan whole and the lucky recepient could cut it. Needless to say that sold immediately. Next time I’ll do single layer..would get two pans from one batch and would be easier to cut.

  8. Mike Harder

    Your recipie cals for 45 crackers and 15 to the layer. this means 3 layers, you only discribe 2 of them. Your picture clearly shows 3.
    what is in the third layer?

    1. Hi Mike,
      Refer to the 3rd step in the recipe: ….Pour 1/2 Cup or so of caramel over peanut butter chips then add another layer of crackers, peanut butter chips and caramel. Top with one final layer of crackers then spread with melted chocolate.

      You top the caramel layer with one final layer of crackers 🙂 Enjoy!

  9. These look incredible but I have to admit I was lured over by the fork… Would you be willing to share where you got it? I have been looking for that EXACT pattern for quite some time! Thanks!

  10. Corinne Budler

    What are “club crackers”, and what can be used as an alternative?.We do not have club crackers in South Africa, neither do we find peanut butter chips? What do you suggest as alternatives? Thanks

  11. Just made them..this is a maiden voyage for a possible Christmas bar/cookie…they look delicious, not to mention the plus is that the recipes is so simple, not time consuming and no baking at all….

  12. Ryan

    I didn’t like this as much as I thought I would. Next time I make this, I would replace the club crackers with crushed pretzels; replace butter and brown sugar with caramel; double the peanut butter chips.

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