they call it crack candy

Now is the time that I get to share with you the most sugary, chocolatey, bad for you, most delicious, and easy recipe I have up my sleeve. It has become a tradition for my mom to make this addictive candy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the most recent years, it has become my go-to dish for holiday parties. Most times I leave with an empty tray.


It’s called crack candy, the name says it all. The candy has chocolate, toffee, and caramel flavors with a pleasing texture. It’s not only a crowd pleaser, but it is also able to be whipped up in no time. (You know I love that.) Crack candy is good for breakfast too… but you didn’t hear that from me.

Here is the recipe as my mom gave it to me:



40 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1cup brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place crackers side-by-side on an oiled baking sheet (I lined mine with non-stick foil).


Combine butter and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring mixture to boil. Once the mixture is boiling, stir for three minutes. (This is important so it will set up correctly later.)


Pour the mixture over the crackers and bake for five minutes.


Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the baked crackers. Let them melt, then spread and chill until firm.


Break into pieces and store in the refrigerator. (Serve it at room temperature.)

This year I put mine in Ball jars, our new favorite way to transport treats for family. It would make a great gift too. Decorate the top of the jar with burlap and lace and call it a day. The batch filled three jars and left a little for me and Ryan to treat ourselves to.

Try it for your next party and get everyone in on the crack candy. It’s a love/hate relationship I’ll tell ya.

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