Friday, September 2, 2011

Cracker Candy

I found a super simple, super yummy candy recipe the other day and thought I'd share it with y'all. It's called Cracker Candy.

Cracker Candy

1 sleeve saltine crackers
2 sticks butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 12 oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place entire sleeve of saltines in a single layer, salted sides up. You do not have to spray the foil with non-stick spray. Over medium heat, begin to melt butter. When butter is almost completely melted, add brown sugar and stir only once to blend. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. DO NOT STIR ANY DURING THE 3 MINUTES!! Remove from heat and pour over crackers. This is your toffee. Use a spatula or butter knife to evenly spread the toffee over the crackers to ensure all crackers are coated. Bake for 6 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. It will be extremely bubbly! Once the bubbles subside, sprinkle all the chocolate chips over the crackers. Place back in the oven for about a minute or until the chocolate is almost totally melted. It should look glossy. Remove from oven and using spatula or butter knife, evenly spread chocolate over the crackers making sure all are as evenly coated as possible. If you are using nuts or any other topping, add it now. Lightly press down into the melted chocolate. Allow to cool to room temperature completely. If necessary, you can put it in the refrigerator to finish cooling, but only do this after it's reached room temperature, otherwise, the chocolate will seperate from your toffee mixture. Break into pieces and enjoy!!

Here's a picture of the candy from a side view, showing the cracker, toffee, and chocolate layers.

This is so good! And fattening! But hey, we only live once, right?? I made some today to take to a tail gating party Scott and I are attending tonight for our local high school football game. It would also be great to make for the holidays, using crushed peppermints on top of the chocolate.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Until next time. . .


  1. OH YUM!!!! I could get myself into BIG trouble with a pan of that around, LOL!!!! have a fun night and a great weekend Donna, I'll be home on the 12th with LOTS of pics;)

  2. Hi Donna, I think I just got a cavity reading this post. LOL. I'll have to try this one soon. Both kids are having bdays this month and maybe I'll get to make some for their party treats. I love the idea to sprinkle with crushed peppermint for the holidays.

    Blessings, Jessica

  3. Hi Donna :)
    These look soooooo GOOD! Thanks for sharing. I know my grand kids will LOVE these - minus the nuts - two of the kids are allergic to them. I can sprinkle with those colorful candy dots instead :)

  4. OMGoodness that looks yummy! Hope you had a happy Labor Day and enjoyed the tailgating.

    Have a wonderful day,