Chocolate Brittle Surprise

Chocolate Brittle Surprise

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Recipe by  ShanaLee

“Like chocolate-covered toffee! Disappears like magic! Great for holiday parties, gifts!”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cover cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking oil spray.
  2. Place crackers on foil in 5 x 7 inch rows.
  3. Microwave butter on high for 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir. Microwave on high for 2 more minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Pour over crackers. Bake 17 - 20 minutes (should bubble but not burn).
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crackers. Spread after 2 minutes (chips have softened). Sprinkle nuts on top.
  6. Refrigerate 1 hour. Break into pieces. Can be frozen.

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I have been a member of this site since 2000 and have never rated a recipe before today. But I just had to add my input for this one. I have been making this every year since 12/4/2000. Every year I have to make many batches. It disappears quickly. In fact just the other night a woman I did not know, stopped me at a party before I left to ask me for the recipe. Of course I gave her this website and the name of the recipe. I would like to address some of the issues that I have read. If your candy turned out greasy the butter and brown sugar probably were not fully combined before it was poured on. You have to stir it every 30 seconds and it may need another 30 if not combined after 2 min. If the edges were burnt, check your oven temp. with an oven themometer. It may be running a little hot. I have made this in several different ovens over the years and have found this to be the case. If it comes out soupy it may not have cooked for long enough or the oven may be running not hot enough. When you put on the pecans or other nuts of choice, lightly press with your hand flat or with the bottom of a large measuring cup. Less topping will be lost.Also another variation, try with white chocolate chips and crused candy canes.I have made 6 batches of this within the past couple of days and will probably make a few more. It's a great last minute gift.



This was Excellent! One Change that my Husband thought of and made a Great Difference is using Graham Crackers instead of Saltines. We tried both and favor the Cinnamon Graham Crackers! The first batch we burned...I think ours only took like 10-13min...So keep a Close Eye on it.



Oh My God! This was absolutely delicious! I found that mine burned around the edges so I'll have to play around with the baking time. I also found that semi-sweet chips over-powered the pecans so I tried milk chocolate chips and toasted chopped almonds for the perfect match. I sprinkled the chips and nuts at the same time, waited a couple of minutes and then spread the melted chocolate with the nuts so that the nuts wouldn't fall off.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 440 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 31.3 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs
  • 43.2 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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