Friday, January 18, 2013

Crunchy Chocolate-Peanut Stix

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Saw this recipe in the February issue of Family Circle magazine and thought it was worth a shot.  Not the prettiest things and whenever I use crackers to make candy I feel sort of trashy but they taste good - like Twix bars.

CRUNCHY CHOCOLATE-PEANUT STIX
Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with nonstick foil, leaving a few extra inches on each end. 

Line bottom with about 25 rectangular butter crackers (such as Keebler Club). 
In a medium saucepan, melt ½ cup unsalted butter over medium-high heat. 
Add ½ cup milk, 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar and ¼ cup granulated sugar. 
Bring to a simmer and gradually stir in 2 cups finely crushed honey graham crackers. 
Simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. 
 Pour 1 cup of the mixture over the crackers in the pan and spread evenly. 
Place another layer of crackers in pan and spread remaining cup of sugar mixture over crackers, top with another layer of crackers.
Place 1 ¼ cup milk chocolate chips and 1 cup peanut butter chips in a medium bowl over a small amount of simmering water in a medium saucepan over low heat. 

Stir until smooth. 
 Spread evenly over top layer of crackers. 
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set. 
Carefully lift out of pan (by the ends of the foil) and place on a cutting board. 
Cut into 1 x 4 inch bars with a serrated knife.


Would I make these again?  I don't know but I do know of one little boy who will be sad when we run out.
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