Cinnamon-Walnut Cracker Bars


Leave the oven off in favor of these no-bake cookie bars. The sweet-and-salty combo is one we can never resist and this recipe layered with salty crackers and butter and brown sugar and chocolate for sweetness is no exception.

Cinnamon-Walnut Cracker Bars
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
36 bars


  • 80 rich rectangular crackers (2 sleeves)

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • 4 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Line bottom of pan with some of the crackers, breaking to fit as needed. Reserve the same number of whole crackers for top as used for bottom. Finely crush the remaining crackers (should have about 1 cup).

  2. In a medium saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, milk, cinnamon, and egg. Cook and stir constantly over medium until mixture is just bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts and crushed crackers. Cool slightly.

  3. Spoon walnut mixture over crackers in pan; carefully spread evenly. Place reserved whole crackers on top to match bottom crackers. Spread melted chocolate over top crackers. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or until firm. Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Folate, total 3.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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