Crunchers. One of the most popular recipes on Pinterest? I Can See Why.

Yep, I’ve been on Pinterest again.

I’m slowly working my way through my Must Make This board.

I saw that this recipe for Crunchers was one of the most popular recipes on Pinterest.

Crunchers are dessert bars which combine a buttery graham caramel layered between crackers and topped with a chocolate-peanut butter-butterscotch coating.

Incredibly sinful and totally recommended. At once sweet and salty, Crunchers are a butterscotch version of homemade Twix Candy Bars.

I cut mine into very small squares, since the Crunchers are very rich. Then I would go ahead and eat 10 at a time.


Crunchers

Ingredients:

80 Keebler Club Crackers (or use Nabisco Waverly Crackers, Christie Toppable Crackers or a similarly buttery cracker that has a rectangular shape.)
1 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup butterscotch morsels

Directions:

1. Line an ungreased 9 X 13-inch baking pan with foil, allowing foil to extend about an inch on either end. Line the foil with 1 layer of club crackers, cutting to fit if necessary.

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (Begin timing 5 minutes from when you see the first bubbles.)

3. Remove from heat and spread half of graham mixture evenly over crackers. Place another single layer of crackers evenly over graham mixture, cutting to fit if necessary. Spread remaining graham mixture evenly over crackers. Top evenly with remaining crackers.

4. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, chocolate morsels, and butterscotch morsels. Melt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over top of crackers. Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour.
Note: I had difficulty getting the butterscotch chips to melt completely, but it was truly not a problem. Tasted great anyhow.

5. Lift foil overhang and remove Crunchers from pan. Cut into bars.

Makes a lot

Recipe from Twirl And Taste

One of the most popular songs on playlists and mixes that I make is You Know by Lord Cut Glass.

Over a year now and going strong in my musical heart.

Check out Lord Cut Glass on Myspace and at Chemikal Underground Records, where you can buy the music.

Cheers!

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19 Responses to Crunchers. One of the most popular recipes on Pinterest? I Can See Why.

  1. Laurie says:

    How long can you store these?

  2. Jennifer Appleton says:

    Any suggestions on what to use instead of peanut butter? I’m allergic to all nuts, but would like to try these!

    • WOWButter seems to be the number one choice out there for those who cannot eat peanut butter. Check out the website here.

      It appears that it can be heated like regular peanut butter for recipes. There is a link to click at the bottom of the website for recipe ideas.

      Let me know if you try this product and how it comes out in the Crunchers. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jolie says:

    Just got done making these and it was HORRIBLE to put together!!!!! Not sure what the consistancy was supposed to be when I “boiled” the graham cracker crumbs, etc., but it was a solid clump that was not liquid AT ALL!!…and trying to spread that stuff on those crackers was almost impossible!!!! I haven’t tasted them yet, but I can tell you one thing…I don’t care what they taste like…I will NOT be doing THAT again.

    • Oh No! I am so sorry to hear that. I am going to shout out on my Facebook page and see if anyone else had a bad result.

      Thanks so much for letting me know. This recipe is one of the most popular on my site and I would hate if I am giving bad instructions. I think I will make them again and see what might have went wrong for you.

      Again, I appreciate you stopping by ISITK and so appreciate your feedback on the recipe. x

    • Allison says:

      Mine were the exact same way Jolie! They didn’t taste great either. Idk what happened I did exactly as the directions said :-(

  4. Denice says:

    I also just tried the recipe … and came up with a lump of graham crackers. And the butter separated – making an oily mess at the end. Ugh. I’m soo disappointed!

    • Oh, Denice, that makes me so sad! When I got your comment today I went right out to the store to buy the ingredients I need to make the Crunchers. I am going to make them really sloooooooowly and see if I can pick up what made the graham part of the recipe go so wrong.

      Thank you for letting me know. Hopefully, I can figure out what the problem is.

      • Denice says:

        I appreciate your help! I tried a second batch, the butter and grahams stayed together better and were of a spreadable consistency this time … but the butter separated again.
        I just spread what I could and left some of the butter out. Who knows what it will taste like (will try them soon!). Thanks again!!

        • Hi Denice-

          Did your second batch taste alright?

          I remade the recipe yesterday. I noticed that I had not paid attention to how high the heat was during the 5 minutes of boiling. This time I did note that my heat was on medium high and the graham mixture was ready just before the 4 minute mark. I kept it boiling, though, to see what happened at 5 minutes.

          I had the same thing happen to me as happened to you. There was some separation of butter. I poured it off into a bowl and used the de-buttered mixture with excellent results. The mixture was thick and easy to spread.

          I am going to write a “Crunchers Revisited” post today with my photos of the process and the finished crunchers.

          Again, thank you for the feedback. I try hard to post only recipes that work.

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  6. Thank you, Thank you!!! Reading your new “revisited” comments, and your comments to me… Yes! This is exactly what happened! The second time around, ithe graham/butter was certainly useable – and tasted fine (even without all the butter)!
    I will make these again, knowing that I don’t have to go the full 5 minutes (I did keep the heat to under a medium-high temp – which was another reason I was so dismayed!) will really keep an eye on it next time!!). I’ll keep stirring until the mixture is thick … not separated!
    Thanks again for all your help!

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  9. Jenn says:

    These are TERRIFIC!! The aluminum foil was a life saver. How do I get the graham cracker mix to not seep to underneath the first cracker layer?! Deliciously sticky with the amazing combo of sweet flavors!

    • Hi Jenn. So glad you liked the recipe.

      I had a number of readers comment on some difficulties with the Crunchers recipe, so I remade them and paid close attention to all of the steps. You can read the post here. Let me know if that helps at all.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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