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Cracker Candy

Posted By Suzanne McMinn On January 3, 2008 @ 12:01 am In Candy,The Farmhouse Table | 21 Comments

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.

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