Cracker Candy is so deliciously simple, you probably have the ingredients already on hand for one version or the other. And you know you want some.
How to make Chocolate-Dipped Cracker Candy:
All you need for basic chocolate-dipped cracker candy is dipping chocolate and crackers. Any kind of standard crackers will do–Saltines, Ritz, Club, etc.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler then drop crackers in one at a time. Using utensils, spoon out the crackers and lay flat on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill. You’re done!
If you have a few more ingredients on hand, you can make Toffee Cracker Candy!
How to make Toffee Cracker Candy:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with aluminum foil. (Use heavy-duty foil to make it easier to remove the candy, or I would also suggest you spray the foil lightly with oil.) Spread crackers evenly on the bottom of the pan. (Any kind of standard crackers will do.) Heat butter and brown sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil for three minutes.
Ever see that old movie, The Blob? That’s what boiling butter and brown sugar looks like. Scary. If it takes over your house, I apologize.
Spread butter and brown sugar mixture over the candy. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. I like to pound nuts inside a plastic bag with a hammer. Kids like this, too. Makes really finely chopped nuts and it’s fun. Bake at 350-degrees for 5 minutes.
“I dream of cracker candy.”
Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate morsels on top. Put pan back in still-warm oven (turned off) for about 15 minutes to let chocolate melt. Remove pan and spread melted chocolate. Chill until firm. Turn contents of pan onto a covered surface and peel off foil.
Break candy into pieces. Hide half for yourself then call the children.
See this recipe at Farm Bell Recipes and save it to your recipe box.
Hmmm, looks like it turned out well! I’ll have to try making it some day! :heart:
On January 3, 2008 at 8:41 am
Bayou Woman says:
My daughter recently moved home after pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees for the past 6 years and we need a fun mother/daughter project that includes heat, warmth, and chocolate!!!! Can’t wait!
On January 3, 2008 at 11:23 am
Kris B says:
Want even more chocolatey bliss? Throw some peanutbutter in between two crackers and then dip! That’s the way my family makes ’em.
In fact, I think I’ll go make some right now…
On January 3, 2008 at 1:16 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
Wow, Kris, that sounds fantastic! I’ll have to try that next time! Thanks for the idea!
On January 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Mmmmm! Cracker candy is the best! There’s something magical about chocolate-dipped salty stuff.
A friend of mine makes a different variation using some kind of gooey, caramel stuff with dates and nuts on a Ritz cracker. So good!
On January 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm
We like to smear some peanut butter between the crackers before pouring the chocolate over them. SOOOO yummy! Love your blog.
On January 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm
Ah, memories from the 50’s! We used to make the simple dipped Ritz candy. We stuck two Ritz crackers together with peanut butter before dipping in melted chocolate chips. Heaven. Try it.
On January 14, 2008 at 11:27 am
I guess I should read all the comments before leaving mine?
On January 14, 2008 at 11:29 am
Donna Lee Craig says:
If you add peppermint extract to your melted chocolate before dipping ritz cracker into it they tastes like girl scout thin mint cookies. MMMM good.
On February 6, 2008 at 3:20 am
I keep thinking we did the cracker candy version -the chocolate/Toffee version on Graham Crackers..they were really good!!!
On April 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm
P.S. – the cat is toooo precious.
On April 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm
One day later…okay, I couldn’t wait for the next grocery store trip…I used what I had to make some NOW…I took my wonderful Toblerone bar, cut it in pieces, melted it on my Ritz crackers and smoothed them with a butter knife, when they came out, and stuck them in the fridge to chill and Walla! YUM…cracker candy, instantly. LOL
On April 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm
I bought the ingredients yesterday to make some! It’s been a long time since I have had any! It is SOOO good. I use milk chocolate chips.
On May 8, 2008 at 11:16 am
I made a half batch of the Toffee version cracker candy today, being as I will prob. be the only one eating it. It is soooo fabulous. I used Club crackers. I also used Hershey’s MILK chocolate chips. I do like semi sweet at times, but prefer milk chocolate MOST of the time. I am storing my candy in the fridge. YUM
On May 8, 2008 at 5:26 pm
I am getting ready to make Toffee cracker candy…my husband went to get me the Hershey MILK chocolate chips because he picked up the Nestle ones and I don’t like them AS much, although those do seem to melt better. I am making a large pan this time…it is THAT good. Usually, I cut the recipe in half…but I have to have a regular recipe this time. LOL
On May 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Oh My Gosh!!! This is the best candy in the world. My sister sends it to us every Christmas and my husband and I fight over it. I’ve never made it…I’m afraid to learn how. Everyone should try it. I’m a West Virginia girl living in Florida now. I go home to the hills every chance I get.
On June 19, 2008 at 10:54 pm
Made the Toffee Cracker Candy for Christmas and it is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. I do not have a sight but this is my daughter’s: https://jenshomecookin.blogspot.com/
On December 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Thank you! I’ve been looking for this recipe for years! My mom used to make these, and I’ve never been able to find her recipe! I can’t wait to make them!
On March 7, 2009 at 11:50 pm
I just had to make me some Cracker Candy today…I used milk chocolate Hershey chips this time. It is chillin..and everytime I open that fridge door, it smells DIVINE like a candy bar…YUM. I also put some extra nuts on top of the chips, after they melted ..just sprinkled some TOASTED pecans on top, as I LOVE toasted pecans. Just for a little extra…can’t wait to have some. I LOVE this candy..haven’t made it in prob. a year?
On September 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm
May I make a little suggestion here, Suzanne? In case people don’t see my post..would you add to your comments above, for people to be SURE to use HEAVY DUTY FOIL???? I only had thin foil and I used two pieces, to double it up. It did NOT help…I can’t tell you what a pain it was peeling that THIN tin foil off that candy…it took some time and was very frustrating, trying to get every TINY MINISCULE piece off. LOL Just want to save some people alot of aggravation. I usually use heavy duty and it’s a BREEZE. Thank you!
On September 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm
I will! I actually spray it with oil spray.
On September 10, 2009 at 5:10 pm