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pieces of candy made with saltine crackers and chocolate chips

Cracker Candy

Cracker Candy is super easy, no thermometer needed, candy that will remind you of homemade toffee and is often called crack candy because it's so darn addicting! The other awesome thing about this recipe is that you'll need simple ingredients, like saltine crackers, and just a few minutes to make it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amercian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 149.59kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter no substitutes
  • 36 saltine crackers
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a half sheet baking sheet (18" x 13") with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Line baking sheet with soda crackers, salt side up with edges touching. Set aside.
  • Over medium heat, while constantly stirring, bring butter and sugar to a gentle, yet constant, boil. Don't turn the heat too high or the mixture might separate. I like to use a whisk for stirring.
  • Once the caramel mixture comes to a gentle, yet boil that doesn't stop when stirred, remove the whisk or spoon. Boil for exactly 3 minutes without stirring. The heat needs to as low as possible and still hot enough for the caramel mixture to boil. If you turn the heat too high it might burn.
  • Remove caramel from heat and drizzle over crackers in prepared pan. Spread with the back of the spoon to cover crackers as much as possible. Don't worry if there are spots without any caramel covering them. It will work itself out in the oven.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • After removing from the oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let them sit for about 5 minutes. The heat from the candy will melt the chocolate chips as they sit.
  • Spread chocolate chips with the back of a spoon. If desired sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Cool completely. Break or cut into pieces.


It's fun to use different kinds of nuts! Try almonds or pecans!
Store cracker candy in an airtight container. It should stay good for up to two weeks.
Freezing toffee will make it soggy. 
If you're in a hurry and need to cool candy faster it can be put in the refrigerator, or any other cool place. I like to stick it in my garage in the wintertime.


Calories: 149.59kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.69g | Protein: 1.21g | Fat: 10.27g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Cholesterol: 14.16mg | Sodium: 78.4mg | Potassium: 78.28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9.71g | Vitamin A: 162.58IU | Calcium: 15.01mg | Iron: 0.88mg