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Sunday, December 6, 2020

CHRISTMAS CRACKER CANDY RECIPE



This recipe has been a favorite of our family's since the 90's (1990's that is).  My sons were pretty young when I started making this at Christmas time and my girls weren't even born yet.  I know there are many delicious versions of this recipe out there but here is ours.

CHRISTMAS CRACKER CANDY RECIPE
 
Saltine crackers, about 35
One 11 oz. package of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 cup or 2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
Holiday sprinkles, M and Ms, or various other add-ons
 
Line a cookie sheet (one that has a lip on the sides) with foil.  Place rows of the saltines to cover the majority of the pan/foil.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 
Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the brown sugar and bring to a hard boil for 2 minutes (I always put the timer on for that).   Pour the mixture over the crackers to cover all.  Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
 
 
Once removed from the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers.  Allow to stand or 5 minutes or so and then spread the chips so they evenly cover the crackers.  You can then add the sprinkles,  M and Ms, chopped walnuts or pecans across the top of the cracker candy.
 

Place in the refrigerator and allow to harden, probably 1 to 2 hours.  You can then remove the candy from the foil and break the candy into pieces.  Place in a container and store in fridge.  Not sure how long it will store well as we have never had it last long enough lol.
 


For a bit of a different flavor, you can also use the larger sized Cheeze-it crackers.  It does sound different but it is a nice variation on this recipe!

Thanks for stopping by!
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 



7 comments:

  1. My family (and I!) are addicted to this stuff; it is so good! Thank you for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you for pinning. We all like this candy at my house, too!

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  2. Oh-oh! I was trying to stay away from this but I saw the picture and now I'm all in! Sooo good! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks for pinning and commenting. I am glad I only make this during the holidays--it is pretty tempting candy.

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