Caramel Cracker Bars

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.

Yield: 64 pieces

Caramel Cracker Bars

Caramel Cracker Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Layers of cracker and caramel create the most delicious dessert: Caramel Cracker Bars


  • 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 65mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 10g Protein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.


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37 comments on “Caramel Cracker Bars”

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

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

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

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

  5. Oh my gosh! These look SO GOOD! We found your blog through a linky party and are your newest followers! We would love for you to follow us, too! We have an awesome giveaway going on right now. Come check us out!

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

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

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

  9. These look SO good. Love your blog!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

    Just became a new foloower.

  13. Oh my gosh! These look delicious!!!

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing

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


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

  24. 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 🙂

  25. 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.


  26. 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

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

  28. Kathy

    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

  29. Anonymous

    Is there a sub for the pb?

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

  31. Yum! These look beautiful! And if it makes you feel any better, I didn’t know what IKR was either! 🙂

  32. These stack up to one sweet piece of heaven! Great presentation for the holidays!

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  34. Wow looks so rich and tasty

  35. Alison Portelli

    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!

  36. Christine

    Making them but wonder what number I should be on wothy stove top, like medium heat? #4 or #5?

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