Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chewy Crunchy Sweet n' Salty Bars

I'm afraid there's not a whole lot more to say that the name doesn't cover. I found this recipe on the back of the Kraft Caramel Bits bag, and my daughter was in a food mood, so she churned these out in no time. We had different things than it called for on the bag, so I'm gonna post how we did it and what I would change next time.

Chewy Crunchy Sweet n' Salty Bars

10 graham crackers
2 pkgs Kraft Caramel Bits
4 Tbs. milk
1 cup whole pecans
coursely crushed pretzels, about 4 handfuls
1 small bag candy corns(I used caramel apple flavored, hence the red)
1 small bag mini-white chocolate chips
1/2 bag chocolate chips

Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper, extending over sides. Grease. Line bottom of pan with graham crackers. Microwave caramel bits and milk in bowl on high 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour over grahams. Top with nuts, pretzels, candy corns and white choc chips. Melt the chocolate chips. Drizzle over the top. Sprinkle a VERY sparse amount of kosher salt over top. Refrigerate until set. Using paper handles, remove bars from pan and cut into bars with a pizza cutter.

SO, the next time we do this, this is what I would do differently:
1. Use a nice, crunchy salted nut, like almonds or peanuts, and more of them.
2. Leave out the candy corns; it's sweet enough without them.
3. Leave out the white chocolate chips: ditto.
4. Throw in some mini marshmallows for a nice texture addition.
5. Maybe try another crunchy option, like Fritos.
6. Put them in a bigger pan so they're thinner.


  1. OMGosh...DELISH..YUM...They look devine:)

    Sits shoutout~~

  2. Holy I-think-I-gained-10-lbs-on-that Batman that looks amazing. Just want to bake that during nap time and hide in pantry to gobble it all up! I'm eating disorderish like that:)