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Ingredients

1 box (16 ounces) club crackers
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter

Instructions

Line bottom of ungreased 15-1/2x10-1/2 jelly-roll pan with club crackers. In saucepan, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, white sugar, milk and margarine. Bring mixture to a boil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Pour mixture over crackers and spread to all edges. Place another layer of club crackers over cooked mixture. In another saucepan, melt together chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat. Spread on top of crackers. Chill in refrigerator; then cut into bars. Best if stored in refrigerator.

Kristin Mathews
Geneseo




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