Caramel Cracker Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 23, 2011

Caramel Cracker Bars: layers of crackers, caramel, and chocolate. SO GOOD!

Have you ever made cracker bars? Not to be confused with these. Two totally different treats. Cracker bars are layers of crispy crackers, chewy caramel, and topped with chocolate. Delish. Yeah, I know. Or as my daughter might text..ikr. I had no idea what that meant. ikr? If you’re sitting there as clueless as I was, ikr= I know, right. Now, say it with a 12yr old valley girl voice.

If you already knew what ikr meant, then you are way cooler than me. But, let’s not go there, cause then I may feel depressed and eat more cracker bars. Which would be NOT cool. Cause I have already eaten way more than necessary. I don’t even think it was necessary to eat the first half dozen to begin with!

Anyways, like I totally have to go workout now. Ya know? Yeah. Ikr, I despise it too.

Caramel Cracker Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 box Ritz crackers (about 80 crackers)
  • 1 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup semi-sweet morsels
  • ¾ cup peanut butter


  1. In saucepan, heat graham cracker crumbs, sugars, butter and milk. Bring to a boil and continue stirring while boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In foil lined (and buttered) 13x9 baking dish, layer Ritz crackers over bottom. Pour half of caramel mixture over Ritz, then lay another layer of Ritz over caramel mixture, and remaining caramel. Repeat with one more layer of Ritz crackers. Refrigerate while continuing with next step in recipe.
  3. In small saucepan, melt butterscotch and semi sweet morsels with peanut butter. Stir until smooth and creamy. Pour over Ritz crackers, refrigerate 4 hours or over night.
  4. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy cold!

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Jay June 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

its absolutely a treat for those who have sweet tooth like me..:P
Tasty Appetite


Jocelyn June 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

LOL! I need to work out too…IKR? Too much sugary goodness each week…and then you tempt me with these!!!! :-)


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Candace June 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

ohmygoodness! Those look ah-mazing! I could eat the whole plate. Wow!


Amelia's De-ssert June 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Wow, this is so tempting. I’m following you


The Ellis' June 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

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Lark (SparkyLarky) June 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Aimee, your killing me here! Drool, and sweat break out when I visit your recipes. :)


Ty June 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Coffee shops in England have these with shortbread instead of crackers… they are good.


Aimee June 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Ty- I have a recipe here for Millionairre’s shortbread (which is like what you linked to). That is delish as well!


lallis June 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

These look SO good. Love your blog!


Cookie's Mom June 24, 2011 at 2:45 am

Drool! I’m a new follower. Thanks for visiting my site so that I could come and visit yours! I can see that I will be spending some time here. Yum!


teri@thefreshmancook June 24, 2011 at 5:54 am

Yum, this looks so good. I send a lot of treats to my son, who is away at school. These bars look like they will travel well, especially after being taste tested by me. Thanks for a great recipe!


adventuresindinner June 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Looks amazing. They totally remind me of the little squares offered now at Starbucks. Must make these soon!

Just became a new foloower.


Erin June 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Oh my gosh! These look delicious!!!


Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum June 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I might need to get a new keyboard because of all the drool! When I saw your thumbnail my eyes popped open very wide! Thanks for sharing! MMMMM!


Miz Helen June 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Oh my goodness, what a great treat! If it is caramel I am going to love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
Have a great week end!
Miz Helen


Tracy June 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Um, yes please. These are going on my list. Mmm.

Reply June 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I can always count on you to bring us a tasty treat! Thanks!


Kim McCallie June 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I’ve never made these before but I’m glad I’ve seen them now. These look perfect for teachers’ gifts. I’m always on the lookout for these kinds of treats. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


Laura June 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yum! I have has a version of this, but I love the way yours looks! THe height is gorgeous!


My Sister's Kitchen June 27, 2011 at 3:13 am

These look really good. I love pretty much anything with caramel.


Erin @ Art+Food+Life June 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing


Candi June 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Yum! I just saw these on the Blue Eyed Bakers blog a week ago or so. They’re on my list to make soon!


Lisa June 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Just those photos make me so hungry! This looks amazing!


SnoWhite June 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

These look wonderful! Do you think I can make them w/o the peanut butter? Or, will they fall apart?

I had no idea what ikr meant… thanks for the lesson :)


Chrystal - Adorn on a Shoestring June 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

These look so good! I can’t wait to try them! I found you via a hop (can’t remember which one, lol) and am now a follower.



Jenn Erickson July 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Be still my beating heart…that’s my kinda dessert! Salty, sweet, chewy, crunchy…

Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s “A Little Birdie Told Me…”. My apologies for the belated vist — with July 4 falling on a Monday, it threw my whole schedule off, and I’m just now making the rounds to visit the party-goers from that week. Best, Jenn


Abbie January 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I made these at Christmas time and loved them! Thanks for sharing. God bless you today!


Kathy December 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I just made these and haven’t tasted them yet. Mine don’t look as tall as the ones in the photo. May need to use a slightly smaller pan for that effect


Anonymous April 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Is there a sub for the pb?


joan April 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Is there a way to print the recipe, without all the ads and comments?


Lucy @ Bake Play Smile November 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Yum! These look beautiful! And if it makes you feel any better, I didn’t know what IKR was either! :-)
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Bonnie Banters November 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm

These stack up to one sweet piece of heaven! Great presentation for the holidays!
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Michal June 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Wow looks so rich and tasty
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Alison Portelli August 14, 2014 at 5:45 am

I just pinned this recipe to one of my boards….we don’t have Graham crackers here in Australia…does anyone know an equivalent that I can use..would love to make them!


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