Peanut Butter Crack

Peanut Butter Crack is a dessert addiction you’ll dream about!

Peanut Butter Crack | Bread Booze Bacon

I love getting amazing recipes from friends!  They’re always family approved.  Luckily, my friend Phil thought enough of the recipe (and me) to give it up knowing full well there’s a 98% chance it’ll end up on the blog.  A couple weeks ago Phil came over after the boys had finished drum practice.  Phil was talking about the trip he just took back to Minnesota and about this “stuff” his sister made.

Peanut Butter Crack | Bread Booze Bacon

When Phil first started to tell me the recipe I assumed it was Saltine Cracker Toffee.  I feel like everyone and their mom knows about that stuff.  Heck, I found out about it when my mom made some a few years ago around Christmas.  It’s totally addicting – hence “crack”.  SO GOOD!  But I finally shut up and Phil went on with the details.  I found out this was not my mom’s Christmas Crack.  This was a harmony of two of my all time favorite flavor pairings, peanut butter & graham crackers!!  This Peanut Butter Crack is A-wait-for-it-MAZING!  It was all I could do not to go to town and eat it all in two days.  But a girl’s got to get into a wedding dress, so I took some to work.  You NEED to make this!!

Peanut Butter Crack | Bread Booze Bacon

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Peanut Butter Crack is a dessert addiction you'll dream about!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: A LOT!
  • 1½ envelopes whole graham crackers {enough to fill a 9" x 13" baking sheet}
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 10 ounce package Reese's peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  1. Line a 9" x 13" baking sheet with foil. place graham crackers in a single layer over the foil. You may need to break the graham crackers to fill in the smaller spaces. Fill up the pan as best you can.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and cook until sugar has dissolved and it just begins bubbling.
  3. Pour the sugar mixture evenly over graham crackers. Use the back of a spoon to spread the sugar mixture so it's evenly distributed.
  4. Immediately sprinkle peanut butter chips over the top of the sugar mixture..
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the baking sheet in oven while it preheats. Check on the candy every 3 to 5 minutes until peanut butter chips look a little melted. Carefully remove baking sheet from oven.
  6. Use an offset spatula or back the of a spoon to spread the melted peanut butter chips evenly over the graham crackers. {The peanut butter chips don't melt on their own the same way chocolate chips do. They need the extra heat boost.} Sprinkle the candy with pecan pieces. Let the candy cool until you are able to handle it with your bare hands. Transfer the candy to fridge and chill for at least 1 hour to overnight.
  7. Break candy into pieces. Try not to eat it all yourself. ;)

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  1. says

    Okay, this is over the top! I love the cracker bark but peanut butter and graham crackers are one of my most favorite flavor combos. Pinning this to make as soon as I get some peanut butter chips!

  2. says

    sounds ah-mazing Julie! You’re the most clicked from Show Case Your Talent Thursday #174, we hope that you’ll stop by tonight at 7:05 EST for this weeks party :)

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