This easy Christmas cracker candy is perfect for sharing during the holidays. It is delicious, indulgent, and you can include it on your cookie plates for something unique and different!
I’ve shared my cracker candy recipe in the past and it’s always a huge hit with family members, and readers alike. It’s a simple dessert that is deceptively addicting. Naturally I had to share this holiday themed version with you as well!
This version includes pecans and graham crackers. It’s a delicious twist on my classic version and it’s perfect for the holidays…and beyond. You can always mix things up and use any type of M&M’s and sprinkles that you like.
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This is a no bake version of cracker candy so if you always seem to struggle with that part or if you just don’t want to deal with heating up the oven this Christmas cracker candy is a winner.
If you have kids who like to help in the kitchen this is also an excellent choice because they can do so without worrying about sharp tools, hot ovens, and other safety factors.
For those of you who are looking for a quick and easy way to make a shareable treat that doesn’t have to come out looking perfectly…this cracker candy will be a winner every time. There’s not much science to it and you only need 5 easy to stock ingredients to make this sweet treat.
Can I make this cracker candy gluten free?
I like to provide information on gluten free swaps / alterations whenever I have recipes that are not fully gluten free as written. This Christmas cracker candy uses graham crackers which are not gluten free.
That said, you can use gluten free graham crackers to make this recipe without having to worry about the flavor being thrown off. Gluten free graham crackers are wildly varied from my experience so just use the ones you like or the ones you have on hand.
They are going to get coated in chocolate and covered with sprinkles, chocolate candies, and pecans so they don’t have to be the star of the show here!!
How much does this no bake dessert recipe make?
This recipe will make about 36 pieces. You can break it up how you like and you can always cut the recipe in half or double it depending on your needs.
I like to make a full batch or a double batch because it disappears QUICK. I also like to include some on my cookie plates when I make them up to share around the holidays. It makes for a nice break in the baking process and it also looks great to break up the monotony of cookies on a platter.
For holiday parties and family gatherings I usually make at least one batch and it goes out onto the grazing table for snacks and desserts. You can store it in an airtight container after it’s cooled and solidified which makes it easy to prep in advance and serve up when you need it!
What do I need to make Christmas cracker candy?
This recipe needs graham crackers, semi sweet chocolate chips, pecans, green M&M candies, and holiday themed sprinkles.
That’s all we’re using to make this simple no bake recipe. You can always swap out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for allergy friendly ones as well if need be so keep that in mind. Feel free to use whatever kind of chopped nuts you like.
If you have allergies to deal with or just don’t like pecans you can swap them out for whatever you like!! A little sprinkle of some flaky sea salt is always a nice topping addition as well!!
Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:
Making tasty treats is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
How to make no bake cracker candy:
This is a really easy recipe to prepare. You’ll only have four steps…and one of those is just popping this recipe into the fridge to set the chocolate! It’s quick and easy to make which is great when the holidays roll around. No one has time for complicated recipes at the last minute, right?!
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a glass bowl over a pan with water. (or preferred method).
Dip one side of the graham cracker into the chocolate and place on parchment paper.
Decorate with pecans, M&M’s, and sprinkles before chocolate hardens.
Refrigerate to set the chocolate.
Looking for more easy holiday recipes to try?
Here are some other holiday recipes that I think you will like. There’s something for everyone on this list and a lot of these options have been lighted up for Weight Watchers users as well. You can always find delicious and easy recipes here and all of these would make a great addition to your holiday table!
- 30 Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Grandma’s Sand Tart Cookies
- 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
- Healthy Rudolph Holiday Appetizer Recipe
- Weight Watchers Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
- Grinch Almond Butter Candy
- Warning – Addictive Cracker Candy Recipe
Printable Christmas Cracker Candy Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 packages graham crackers
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- Green M & M's
- Christmas Themed Sprinkles
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a glass bowl over a pan with water. (or preferred method).
- Dip one side of the graham cracker into the chocolate and place on parchment paper.
- Decorate with pecans, M&M's, and sprinkles before chocolate hardens.
- Refrigerate to set the chocolate.
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Nutrition InformationYield 36 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 66Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.