Are candied biscuits your thing? If yes, then you should try Peanut Butter Bits Cracker Candy.
It is a type of sweet treat that is made with peanut butter-flavored crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. It is a quick and easy recipe that involves baking the crackers drizzled with caramel sauce, and topped with melted chocolate and nuts.
The result is a crunchy, chewy, and chocolatey treat that is perfect for snacking or sharing.
How Do I Know if It Has Gone Bad?
Food poisoning due to spoiled pastry is inevitable. As such, it is crucial that you know how to determine whether your peanut butter bits cracker has gone bad or not, yet.
Here are the following signs to watch out:
- It has gone bad if the candy tastes rancid, bitter, metallic, or soap-like.
- It has gone bad if the candy emits a nasty smell such as sour, musty, or moldy.
Are there Other Variations of Peanut Butter Bits Cracker Candy?
Here are two of its common variations:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Crack – Saltine Cracker Candy. It uses saltine crackers instead of peanut butter crackers and adds peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces to the chocolate layer. This gives a more salty-sweet contrast and a creamier texture to the candy.
- Peanut Butter Cracker Candy. It also uses saltine crackers instead of peanut butter crackers and adds chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips to the chocolate layer. This gives a crunchier and nuttier flavor to the candied crackers.
How to Properly Store It?
To keep the peanut butter bits cracker candy’s crisp and real flavor, proper storage is crucial. To do it, simply put the candy crackers inside a container with a cover. You may want to use a parchment or wax paper to divide and create layers. Doing so will prevent the cookies’ from sticking together.
It must be kept in a dry and cool place such as the fridge or freezer to avoid the chocolate topping to melt and the cookies to soften. It will help keep the crisp and taste of the cookies too. Although keeping it at room temperature is also okay as long as it would not be left there for more than three days.
Peanut butter bits cracker candy will last up to one week if stored in the refrigerator; a month if stored in the freezer.
Can I Store It at Room Temperature?
While it would not go stale if left no more than three days, peanut butter bits and cracker candy should not be stored at room temperature. Doing so may cause the caramel and chocolate layers to melt. The crackers may lose their shape and texture as well.
As such, it is highly recommended to store the sweet treats in the refrigerator or the freezer.
Peanut Butter Bits Cracker Candy
- 1 ½ C. Brown sugar
- 2 Boxes Peanut butter Ritz Bitz crackers 8.8 oz each
- 3 ½ C. Semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ C. Butter
- 1 Tbsp. Butter for topping
- ¼ C. Chopped peanuts optional for topping
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add a layer of the Ritz Bitz crackers to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Place the butter and sugar in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
- Boil the mixture for 3-4 minutes, and then pour over the crackers on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl, nad heat for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted and smooth.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the crackers, and add the chopped peanuts if using.
- Let the mixture set and cool before cutting into squares to serve.
Marie Rayner is a retired Chef, freelance writer, recipe developer, food blogger, and Cookbook author. She makes her home in Chester, UK, where she lives with her husband, Todd, and their much beloved English Cocker, Mitzie. Her motto is “Life is far too short to eat bad food,” and her goal is to share delicious and easy recipes which anyone can enjoy and cook in the comfort of their own home.