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Do not use butter subtitutes.

Ingredients

1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 Hershey's candy bars

Instructions

Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Line saltine crackers (salted side up) on foil. In medium saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add almond extract. Pour over crackers. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. It will be a little bubbly. Break candy bars into bite size pieces and top on each cracker. Cool slightly. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes or until set. Yields 42 crackers.

Jeanette Johnson
Moline



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