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Christmas Cracker Candy

Christmas Cracker Candy

This christmas cracker candy is absolutely to-die-for! Also known as christmas crack, this holiday treat combines saltine cracker, homemade caramel and rich chocolate for one of the best holiday candy recipes you’ll ever have.

Christmas Cracker Candy

How to Store Christmas Cracker Candy

If you’re looking for a way to keep your crackers nice and fresh, storing them in the refrigerator is a great option. Simply place your crackers in an airtight container or bag and store them in the fridge. This will help to keep them crisp and prevent them from going stale.

When you’re ready to eat them, simply thaw them out at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.

Christmas Cracker Candy

Christmas Cracker Candy

Christmas Cracker Candy

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 pieces 1x


  • saltine crackers (about one sleeve, enough to line your tray)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups dark semi-sweet  chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, melted
  • holiday sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. 
  2. Line a 10×15- inch jelly pan with aluminum foil. 
  3. Spray it with cooking spray. 
  4. Line the crackers in a single layer. 
  5. Add the brown sugar, butter and salt to a small saucepan. 
  6. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, 6 to 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to boil.
  7. Remove from the heat. 
  8. Stir in the vanilla extract. 
  9. Pour the mixture over the crackers. 
  10. Spread evenly with spatula. 
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes. 
  13. Pour the melted chocolate over the crackers. 
  14. Spread evenly with spatula.
  15. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles. 
  16. Refrigerate overnight. 
  17. Cut into snack-sized pieces and serve.

Why Are My Christmas Cracker Candies Soggy?

Soggy crackers are not great, and there could be a few reasons why they ended up this way. Here are some to consider: 

The cracker isn’t thick enough. There are all sorts of crackers out there: thin and crispy, thick and hearty, savory or sweet. But not all crackers are created equal, and using the wrong kind can result in soggy, unappetizing snacks. For best results, use a cracker that you’re already familiar with and thick enough to soak up some of the butter mixture. 

There’s too much of the butter mixture. If you find that your crackers are constantly ending up soggy, it may be because you’re using too much liquid. Make sure to use only the prescribed measurements.

They didn’t bake long enough. The baking time really depends on the type of oven you have, so if you find that your Christmas Cracker Candies ended up soggy, an extra minute or two in the oven might be better.

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