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\"Skor\" Bar Squares

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By mharasym on Sun, 12-02-01, 02:28

Don't be fooled by the name. Although "Skor" bars in the store have nuts, this recipe is totally nut/peanut and egg free. I wouldn't suggest making it too often though - it could be dangerous to your hips!

Warning: As always, make sure you read all the labels of the products you use for this recipe to ensure they are safe!

35 Salted Soda Crackers (Premium Plus, Saltines, etc.)
1 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Cup Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips or 3/4 cups each Chocolate and butterscoth squares
Cooking Spray (non-stick, like Pam)

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Spread out crackers salted side up on sheet.

In a saucepan, bring brown sugar and butter to boil. Boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Pour over crackers, covering completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until very bubbly. Watch it doesn't burn. When entire surface is bubbling, remove from oven. Cover crackers with chips. Let stand 5 minutes or until chips are melted. Spread melted chips to cover crackers. Refrigerate or freeze to harden. Break or cut into pieces.

I'm planning on making a batch (or two) for Christmas to have out when company comes over. They are REALLY awesome.


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By M'smom on Sun, 12-02-01, 04:02

They sound great -- thanks for posting. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

What brand of sugar do you use? We have always used an organic sugar (evaporated cane juice) which works well in most things -- but I am trying to make a homemade eggless birthday cake, and *something* isn't working properly. I have broken down and bought plain ole' white flour (we ordinarily use homeground whole wheat pastry flour, which *usually* works extremely well), and am ready to go all the way with "normal" sugar. My first thought is Domino brand, but I am wide open to suggestions.

We will be serving several pre-schoolers and their families -- and I dearly want to have everyone enjoy it!

Thanks --


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By mharasym on Sun, 12-02-01, 04:11

I just use regular brown sugar (actually they call it yellow sugar). The brand is Rogers. I also just use regular Robin Hood flour. I guess with all the egg free, nut/peanut free stuff I've gotta do, I don't pay too much attention to the organic or "healthy" stuff too much - sorry to admit, but I've go enough on my plate without trying to control that as well! The only thing I've found with sugars, is not to us Demerara (I think I spelled that correctly.) It's the really dark one and is quite moist. It doesn't melt the same way and has effected my cinnamon buns and cookies. That's all I can offer! Good luck!

If you really want a hit, I'd suggest the Zucchini Cake recipie I posted. It is WILD!

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By smack on Fri, 12-07-01, 00:08

Thanks for the Skor bar recipe. I had these a long time ago and loved them. I never did get the recipe since this older friend of the family always made this amazing fudge for us to. Anyway, she passed away last year and I know this had to be the recipe because she did mention brown sugar, easy, and premium crackers. So I'll be making these and thinking of"Helen"
Thanks for sharing this is great [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By ryan's mom on Wed, 03-27-02, 21:20

Ooo la la! I made these today, and they are sooo delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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By susiesmom on Mon, 05-13-02, 20:36


Thanks for posting this recipe. I made some of these for my Mom for Mother's Day. They were just great! My PA DD really loved them too.

This is a delicious safe treat for PA/TNA kids. I think I'll be making it on lots of special occasions.

Thanks again.


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By Jana R on Wed, 12-04-02, 06:12

This is kind of similar - I call it nut-free milk-free toffee

1 cup corn flakes
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk free margarine (I use Nucoa)
1/2 cup milk free/nut free chocolate chips (I use Safeway Select Very Chocolate Jumbo Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips)

"Butter" square 9x9 pan. Spread corn flakes in pan. Heat sugar and margarine to boiling in saucepan stirring constantly seven (7) minutes. Immediately spread on top of corn flakes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot mixture and place cookie sheet over pan until chocolate is melted. Spread chocolate over candy. Cut into squares while hot. Refrigerate until firm.

we really like these especially as Christmas candy and my son thinks they'd be good without the chocolate, too but haven't tried that yet.

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By Codyman on Fri, 12-06-02, 15:10

I made your version of 'Skor Bars' last night. Very tasty.

I call mine 'Toffee Bars" and make them with Graham Crackers instead of saltine crackers.

A quick and easy treat to make and delicious too!!

I will be trying out the cornflake toffee as well!!

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By Claire on Tue, 12-10-02, 11:05

I told my kids I would be making these today. I didn't phrase the wording correctly to Chris. I said to him" Chris I am going to the peanut sight and make some candy bars for you I found". He said mom that sounds really bad. to him it sounded as if I got the idea from a place that uses nuts. I will be making the bars as soon as my kids go to school. Thanks for sharing the recipes. claire

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By wood145 on Tue, 04-08-03, 14:33

I made these yesterday and I wish I hadn't!! They are SO GOOD! Unfortunately my PA son, who is very picky when it comes to new things wouldn't even try them so I've been munching on them like there is no tomorrow. I think these are better then the store bought ones. Thanks for a great recipe!


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By mharasym on Tue, 04-08-03, 14:41

Glad you liked! I have the same problem. BTW - I keep them in the fridge - out of sight - out of mind, kinda! I've also made these with Graham Cracker cookies - equally yummy - the only difference is I breakup the Graham Cracker cookies a bit before I put them on the sheet - not crushed, just about 1" sized pieces. They are thicker and harder to break after they're baked. Try that as an alternative.

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By momma2boys on Tue, 06-10-03, 11:17

raising for tgab.

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By tgab on Wed, 07-02-03, 06:52

I made the Skor Bar Squares today. They are soooo yummy and easy! However, I don't think I cooked them long enough. Parts are nice and crispy, and other parts are mushy like caramel. Still good though! I want to try the method with the cornflakes also. I also think the crackers would work better if they were broken up first. I will try it that way next time. Thank you all for the great recipes!

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By mharasym on Fri, 07-04-03, 21:17

Sounds like you may not have cooked it long enough. The whole top should be bubbling. I had only one bad batch and that was with a pan that warped under the heat of the oven so it kinda did a landslide! Other than that, it's been good. I've also done it with Graham Crackers instead of the saltines and it's good, but I do breakup the Graham Crackers they are a bit thicker and harder to break up afterwards. If you cook it long enough though, it should break apart just like "brittle".

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By mango4 on Sat, 04-30-05, 19:50

Can I make these and break them up to bake in cookies?

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By on Sun, 05-01-05, 17:10

My guess would be yes.

Thanks for raising this thread. I've got to try making these.

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By mharasym on Mon, 12-05-05, 00:33

Reraising - egg & peanut/tree nut free.

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By kkeene on Mon, 12-05-05, 02:59

Oh I used to love this recipe years back We called it Cracker Bark though.

Thanks I am making a batch this week.

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By mharasym on Wed, 12-06-06, 01:19


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By JaneyL on Tue, 07-03-07, 13:24

Just made these for the 4th. They are fabulous-the kids are going to love them.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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By mharasym on Tue, 07-03-07, 23:00

Glad to hear it!

I wouldn't recommend keeping them out in the heat - your fingers will be really sticky - but then again - if you're already eating ribs then who cares [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] they'll be sticky anyway!

Happy 4th!

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By JacksonsMom on Tue, 08-07-07, 15:12

I have made these twice and they are YUMMY! Even sent some to a neighbor who just had a baby and she is raving about them and asking for the recipe.

I'm not much of a baker so these are really easy and really good!

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By mistey on Tue, 08-07-07, 16:28

What brand of chocolate chips do you all use?

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By notnutty on Tue, 08-07-07, 20:37

I made these today with graham crackers because I didn't have soda crackers on hand....Yummmmy!!!

My kids love them too. Easy, quick and very good.

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By mharasym on Thu, 08-09-07, 00:47

I'm in Canada and I use Hershey's Chipits. We buy the big bag from Costco. So far no warnings so we're crossing our fingers it will stay that way!

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