Crunchy Chocolate-Peanut Stix

Ever see a recipe in a magazine that you are obsessed with making? I've been staring at this recipe for Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Stix from Family Circle magazine for almost a month.
I've gathered the ingredients for it, then someone would eat one key ingredient. So, I'd be forced to wait again until I remembered to pick up said ingredient from the store. Well, it finally happened...I had all the ingredients at the same time. I went for it. And you should too!
Here's what you need: buttery crackers (like Club), butter, milk, light brown sugar, white sugar, honey graham crackers, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
Here's how you make them: Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil, leaving extra on the ends for "handles". Then line the bottom with about 25-27 rectangular butter crackers. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup milk.
Stir in 1 1/4 cups brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. Bring to a simmer.
Meanwhile, take a 1 1/2 sleeves of graham crackers and crush them.
Gradually add in 2 cups finely crushed honey graham crackers. Simmer, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
Pour 1 cup of the mixture over the crackers and spread evenly.
Place another layer of crackers in the pan and spread with remaining sugar mixture. Top with another layer of crackers. Set aside.
In microwavable bowl, heat 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup of peanut butter for 1 minute and stir. Continue cooking in 30 second increments until melted and stirred smooth.
Pour over the top layer of crackers.
Spread evenly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour until set.
Carefully lift out of pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into 1x4 -inch bars with a serrated knife.
 Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Stix

Approximately 81 rectangular butter crackers (like Club crackers)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups finely crushed honey graham crackers (approx. 1 1/2 sleeves)
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips ( I used semi-sweet)
1 cup peanut butter chips

Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving extra on ends for handles. Line with 25-27 butter crackers and set aside. In medium saucepan, melt butter and add in milk, brown sugar and white sugar. Bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, crush the graham crackers until they are fine crumbs. Gradually stir in 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs to the butter/sugar mixture. Simmer, stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Pour 1 cup of the mixture over the layer of butter crackers and spread evenly. Place another layer of crackers in the pan and spread the remaining butter/crumb mixture over the crackers. End with another layer of crackers. In microwavable bowl, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cook on high for 1 minute and stir. Continue to cook in 30 second intervals until the chips can be stirred smooth. Pour over the top of the crackers and spread evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Carefully lift out of the pan and place on cutting board, removing the foil. Cut into 1 x 4 inch bars with a serrated knife.

Your family is going to love these. Your friends will rave about them. I took them to a Super Bowl party and they were gobbled up before the Football-shaped Chocolate Cutout Cookies even had a chance to be noticed. I'm so glad I had the courage to try this fun recipe. It's going down as a new family favorite. What has been a favorite recipe of yours that you clipped from a magazine?
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31 comments:

  1. Oh my.....oh my. Nici, those look sooooo good, and soooo not-on-my-diet!! Okay, I'm not on a diet, but I should be. And if I were, these would be at the top of the list of no no's. :)

    Debbie

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  2. These look so yummy! I am going to have to try these for sure :) Just saw your link over at Skip To My Lou's link party. Guess we linked up at the same time, lol!

    I'd love for you to share these this weekend at my link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

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  3. Oh my goodness!!! These have to be amazing! I love anything that's kind of wafer like and chocolate-peanut butter chip combo...I NEED to make these! ;) Really though, I'm excited about this recipe and thanks for sharing. I've come over from Jam Hands.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  4. Oh wow! Yum, yum, yum! I better pin these because I need to make them. I have a whole folder of recipes that I've ripped from magazines just waiting to be made.

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  5. They look wonderful Nici...great tutorial too!
    Thanks for coming by, I am following on fb.
    Cindy

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  6. I think I would eat them all...and that would be so bad...but they look so good!

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  7. Yummy! This recipe sounds so tasty and they look delicious!


    DeDe@DesignedDecor


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  8. Wowwww these look GREAT!!
    Definitely my kind of treats :)

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  9. These look out of this world! I am going to have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing! Linda @www.paperseedlings.com

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  10. WOW! These look delicious, and I don't really ever do sweets. I'm pinning for later, I'm sure my kids will love them! Visiting from Jam Hands. :)

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  11. Oh my YUM! These look amazing!!

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  12. Hi, Nici, I love the name of your blog. I'll be this tastes great, too. Take care, Linda

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  13. Those look delicious! They look great, too! I'd love it if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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  14. This looks divine!! Going on my food board so I don't forget how to make it!!

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  15. Oh my goodness! Another tantalizing treat!! I'd be afraid to make these, they look dangerously good!

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  16. That looks so yummy! I love sweets but gosh I'm pregnant and on food diet because of getting high sugar. yum...yum...yum!

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  17. Those look delicious! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

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  18. Hi Nici,
    I can see why you finally broke down and made this awesome treat, I will have to do the same. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. Yummm!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. Y U M ! ! ! Looks wonderful!! Pinned ;)
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my word..my kids would LOVE these Nici! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Pinning these! ;)

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  22. These look so good- can't wait to try these! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I found you from Diana Rambles Party! I'm your newest follower via Pintrest. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  24. Looks amazing! I love that this is something you could do with your kids! Mine would flip over these! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your creations with Saturday Share With Us! I hope you'll share some more with us tomorrow!

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  25. This looks scrumptious. Can't wait to try them.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/make-one-new-recipe-a-week-french-onion-soup-grilled-cheese-sandwich

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  26. These look divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/02/mix-it-up-monday_10.html

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  27. These look great... but I have one question is one box of club crackers enough?

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