My mother had a rule for me when I was in elementary school: No talking until after you eat your after-school snack.
It seems that I was a bit grouchy each afternoon when she picked me up from school. The brown-bag ham sandwich, chips and apple I ate for lunch each day were nowhere to be found in my empty body by 3 p.m., and until my mother refueled me, I apparently wasn’t the most pleasant of people to be around. Most days, Mama made sure I had a healthy snack with a lot of protein and complex carbs, but every blue moon, she surprised my siblings and me and had these dessert bars waiting for us after school.
I think this recipe has all of my favorites in one place, making it a salty, sweet treat that will disappear as fast as you can get home from carpool!
School is almost out, and now might be a good time to celebrate with your kids an unexpected end-of-the-year snack. And even better, Keebler Club Crackers are on sale this week at your local Brookshire’s!
Keebler Club Cracker Bars
Keebler Club Crackers to line bottom and top of a 9×13-inch pan (about 60 total)
1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
2/3 cup peanut butter, crunchy or creamy
Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with Keebler Club Crackers. In a saucepan, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, milk, sugar and brown sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over bottom layer of Keebler Club Crackers. Top with second layer of Keebler Club Crackers. For the icing, melt together the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter on medium-low heat. Whisk carefully and pour over bars. Let cool before cutting into bars. Store in the refrigerator.