I was searching for this recipe for Christmas Crack (Cracker Candy) dessert and there were a ton of them on the Internet but I had honestly never heard of it until Mrs. Lone Star made it the other day. It is absolutely delicious. So good in fact, that I have eaten far more than I ever should have. And the best thing? It was super easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 40-60 Saltine or Graham crackers
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 twelve oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup salted cashews (or nut of your choice)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange the crackers on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill the entire pan in a single layer.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar and vanilla. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Immediately pour over the crackers in an even layer.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crackers and return to the oven for 1 minute. Remove and spread the softened chocolate chips over the crackers.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the chopped cashew (or nut of your choice) over the top. Place in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. When cooled break into pieces and enjoy. This version of the recipe is the result of a partnership between Ree Drummond: The Pioneer Woman and Land ‘O Lakes which is where I obtained the recipe.
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- 40-60 crackers (saltine, buttered, or graham)
- 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup salted cashews (roughly chopped)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Arrange crackers on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and immediately pour over the crackers in an even layer. Use an offset spatula to spread the mixture all over the crackers. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top, then return the pan to the oven for 1 minute. Remove the pan and gently spread the softened chocolate in a thin layer all over the crackers. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the cashews all over the top.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. When totally cool, break into pieces. Enjoy!
- Although many people use saltine crackers for this recipe, we prefer graham crackers. The cashews can be replaced with any nut of your choice to give this candy a personal twist. You can also top with crushed candy canes to give it a peppermint bite. You can also package this as a great gift for neighbors and friends.