Easy Salted Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

40
Servings
15m
Prep Time
6m
Cook Time
21m
Ready In


"This is one of my favorite bars! If your watching your sodium intake you may want to use unsalted butter, crackers and nuts. Warning! you may find yourself eating the whole pan, these are very addictive. Really there is no serving amounts for these as you break them into pieces so servings is only estimated NOTE: for Christmas, sprinkle chopped candy canes or coarse red & green sugar over the top"

Original recipe yields 40 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (39.6 g)
  • Calories 98
  • Total Fat - 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 19.2 mg
  • Sodium - 2818.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 18 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper or generously grease foil.

Step 3

Place crackers onto the baking sheet in one layer adding on more if needed to cover the pan.

Step 4

In a medium saucepan bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat.

Step 5

When the mixture comes to a FULL boil, boil for 3 minutes (set timer for 3 minutes after mixture reaches a full boil) you may reduce the heat so that the mixture does not boil over the saucepan. Remove from heat then mix in vanilla.

Step 6

Immediately pour the hot mixture over the top of the crackers.

Step 7

Bake for about 5-6 minutes.

Step 8

Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers, then spread using a back of a spoon to smooth out and cover.

Step 9

Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top or for the holidays, chopped candy canes.

Step 10

Cool about 15 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours or until set (these will harden like brittle after chilling).

Step 11

Break into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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NewbieCook

This looked easy enough to make and I was so happy it went together so easily! It will be enjoyed today at my office Christmas party. I sample tasted and wished I had made a double batch. I will make more for us closer to Christmas. It is yummy!

review by:
(12 Dec 2019)

Beth

Wozers, are these good! Made some up to give as part of my cookie trays. I used salted nuts and unsalted crackers and they were fine. They are addicting!

review by:
(10 Jan 2019)

JustJane

These are so delicious and I can't wait for my family to have some. They are so easy and super tasty! They will go well with all that I have on my dessert table this year for Christmas!

review by:
(25 Dec 2018)

FanciPantsNanci

I made this for gift giving and of course I had to snitch a bite or two. Amazing!

review by:
(23 Dec 2015)

BrittanyBakes

These are a must have on my cookie trays! I ate my first one and then proceeded to eat way more than I should have. They are so delicious and loaded with cashews, which I totally love!

review by:
(31 Dec 2013)

DebbieLovesDesserts

Amazing bars that everyone loved for Christmas in their goodie bags. I got all kinds of phone calls asking for the recipe!

(28 Dec 2013)