Cracker Candy Recipe

Updated on January 10, 2020
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You're going to love how easy it is to make this addictive cracker candy. Who knew you could turn saltines into such a fabulous dessert? There are just four ingredients needed: saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. It's a quick and easy treat to make, and you'll be the hit of the party if you take some along as a gift. Sometimes this cracker recipe is called "saltine bark" or "Christmas crack." Whatever you call it, it is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Saltine Cracker Candy
Saltine Cracker Candy

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Cracker Candy Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cracker Candy Ingredients
Cracker Candy Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with nonstick spray.
  3. Arrange the saltines salt-side down in a single layer covering the pan entirely.
  4. In a medium pot, melt the butter and brown sugar together and boil until it turns a caramel color, it will take a few minutes.
  5. Remove pot from the heat and pour the mixture over the crackers, covering them evenly.
  6. Place the cookie sheet in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes, until just bubbly, watching carefully.
  7. Remove pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. When the chips melt a bit, spread them over the crackers with a spatula or knife. Spread and cover all the crackers with a thin layer of the chocolate.
  8. Transfer the pan to the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until completely cold. Break into pieces and Enjoy!

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The History of Saltine Crackers

The "Premium" brand of saltine Crackers were first introduced in 1876 by the F. L. Sommer Company of St. Joseph, Missouri. Their business became very successful selling saltine crackers. In 1890 the F.L. Sommer company merged with other companies to form the American Biscuit Company. In 1898 further mergers resulted in the company becoming a part of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco), and the "Premium" Saltine Cracker went along with it.

Nabisco trademarked the term "Saltines"; however, they eventually lost the trademark protection in the United States after "saltine" began to be used generically to refer to similar crackers.

One of Nabisco's advertising promotional slogans in the early days was the phrase “Polly wants a cracker.” This slogan helped make saltines very famous. The crackers also became popular during the "Depression" because they were inexpensive, and housewives used them as a “filler” to expand foods such as meatloaf.

Today many different companies make saltine crackers. "Premium" Saltines is the first brand of saltine crackers, and it has held the majority of the market share over the years.

Nabisco Quick Facts

  • The National Biscuit Company opened their corporate offices in the world's first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, in 1898.
  • In 2000, Philip Morris Companies acquired Nabisco and merged it with Kraft Foods, one of the largest mergers in the food industry.
  • In 2011, Kraft Foods announced it was splitting, making the snack-food business a separate company to be called Mondelēz International LLC.
  • Today, Mondelez International, Inc. is the nation’s largest cracker maker, with more than $1 billion in annual sales generated through its Nabisco brand which includes such brands such as Ritz, Saltines, Triscuit and Wheat Thins.

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      2 years ago

      Can I use margarine?

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      2 years ago

      My Carmel later didn’t not set up? Do u think I did not boil it long enough?

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      2 years ago

      The taste is similar to a toffee candy; I hope you get the chance to try making cracker candy, thanks for stopping by!

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your recipe sounds great. I would never have thought of using saltine crackers to make candy! I think the combination of the sweet topping and a salty cracker would be delicious. I'm looking forward to trying the recipe.

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      Courtney Hunt 

      2 years ago from Florence, Kentucky, USA


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      Susan Zutautas 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds delicious!


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