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 🙂

Layered Club Dessert Bars

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Caramel Club Bars

Rich, salty/sweet dessert bars that are always a hit at parties or at home.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 15
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 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 boiler or in microwave

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: caramel, chocolate bars recipe, chocolate peanut butter bars, peanut butter bars

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Have a great new week, see you soon!

 

 

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72 Responses
  1. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker

    Oh gosh Jenny, these look outstanding! Would love to experiment with graham crackers in place of club crackers!

  2. 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!

  3. ShawnsPlate

    I’m glad that I worked out today…500 calories just looking a these:) I can’t wait to try them.

  4. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin

    Those are just beautiful…simply beautiful! I love this idea.

  5. QueenMother

    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!

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. Jen @ How To: Simplify

    Oh my goodness…this is definitely a must try for me. This is my ultimate favorite flavor combo and I’m in love with this recipe!

  8. Cookin' Canuck

    Oh my! These looks absolutely fantastic! Good luck in the cook-off – I’ll be thinking of you.

  9. Angela @ diary of a deaf girl

    How cute! You’re so great with finding simple things to put together. Yumm!

  10. Jihane (Sinful Sundays)

    Ooh! I make these, but it’s a toffee based one–kinda like a Heath Bar. I’ve never tried to make it double decker like yours though, and that just makes it look even better!

    1. Mads

      I was gonna say that it reminds me of a grown-up scotcheroos.
      Either way, salty and sweet is perfection.

  11. The Italian Dish

    Alright, Jenny, my guys will absolutely love these. Those are my youngest’s favorite crackers, so we always have those in the house. I think I can whip up a batch today in fact.

  12. Liz @ LBBakes

    I love sweet n salty desserts, and actually made Ritz cracker stacks awhile back – delicious!

  13. marla {family fresh cooking}

    What club do I need to be a part of to enjoy these bars?? These look amazing – love the crunch with the creamy for texture. Best of luck on your trip to Des Moines, can’t wait to hear all about it. xxoo

  14. maggy@threemanycooks

    Delicious and easy with a lot of chocolate – that’s a perfect combination for me!

  15. Michelle Torres

    These sound so delish!!! Another addiction added to my favorite Bakers to make list!!!! You are my fav!!!!! And your the BEST!!!!

  16. Gloria - Life in Arabia

    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. Arab American

      i live in the middle east and theres no way im going 2 b able 2 find peanut butter chips 🙁

      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.

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