Warning – Addictive Cracker Candy Recipe

WARNING – This Cracker Candy can be addictive! Everyone in your home will eat it and will not be able to stop. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and saltiness with the added twist of peanut butter to make it perfect!  If you plan to have some on hand for Christmas or to give as holiday gifts be sure to make multiple batches. Many, many batches are cooked and eaten in this house in the month of December. And if you’re lucky there may even be some left for the New Year’s Party. (Don’t count on it) Cracker Candy Cracker candy requires just a few simple ingredients, is easy to make and a pleasure to eat! You will need one sleeve of saltine crackers, 2 sticks of margarine, 1 cup granulated sugar and a 12 oz bag of peanut butter and chocolate chips. If you cannot find the combo bag of flavored chips, you will just have to use 1/2 a bag of chocolate and 1/2 a bag of peanut butter chips. Line a 10 x 12 cookie sheet with foil and spread the saltines evenly on the tray. Cracker Candy on the tray Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Cracker Candy Melted Butter Sugar Pour the butter sugar mixture over the crackers and put in to a preheated 400 degree oven for five to seven minutes, or until golden brown. Cracker candy with butter mixture Immediately remove pan from oven and sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter chips. Chips will begin to melt after approximately one minute. As chips melt, smooth mixture over crackers until a nice even coat of chocolate is spread over them. Cracker Candy with chips to melt   Cracker Candy with chocolate spread out. Refrigerate until hardened. Remove foil and break in to pieces. Enjoy and try not to eat the whole batch! A plate full of cracker candy. Cracker Candy Recipe Pin Above Or Print Below:

Cracker Candy

Cracker Candy


  • 2 sticks margarine or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips, 1/2 of a 12 oz bag
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 of a 12 oz bag
  • 2 sleeves saltine crackers


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Completely line a 10 x 15 cookie sheet with aluminum foil (cover the edges). Cover the foil with the saltine crackers, lining up very tightly. Overlapping at edges is fine & breaking crackers in half to fill in empy spaces is fine, too.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt margarine on medium heat. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes while stirring constantly. After you have boiled for 3 minutes pour butter sugar mixture over saltines. Bake in oven for 5 - 7 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and pour peanut butter and chocolate chips over crackers (heat will melt chips). Allow to sit for 1 minute and start to spread chips over the crackers. (rubber spatula works great). Generously cover crackers with melting chips. Place in refrigerator to cool. When cooled completely foil should pull up from sides and you can flip over and peel off. Break crackers into bite size pieces. Store in a covered container in a cool place. (we have an unheated enclosed porch, it's perfect)
Everyone loves food so Cracker Candy is the  perfect gift giving item. You can wrap it in a cute cellophane bag or one of those decorated containers and slap a bow on top & it’s ready to go. This is also a recipe that uses a lot of ingredients you may already have in your pantry! Enjoy! Cracker Candy ready to eat Be sure to check out our -> Two Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge and get in the kitchen and cook up some great gifts! What is your go to holiday treat recipe?? cracker candy
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    December 2, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    i love this stuff. it’s marvelous 🙂 and SO easy to make

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    Dana Lopp
    January 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t tell my girls I have this recipe now, I would have to make it all the time. ♥ This stuff.

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    Dana Lopp
    January 16, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t tell my girls I have this recipe now, I would have to make it all the time. ♥ This stuff.

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    Molli vandehey
    November 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    ive never had or made this, it looks amazing

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    Mark Warren
    November 22, 2015 at 1:16 am

    so much sweets!

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    November 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

    This looks addictive! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    November 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Oh, my kids would love this! They eat crackers like they’re going out of style. Pinning. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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    November 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I love this stuff but havent made it in years! I like how you used the different chocolate chips!

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    September 23, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Hi, These look great. Do you use one or two sleeves of crackers?

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      Michele Brosius
      September 24, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      I fill the cookie sheet. Depending on the size of crackers it takes at least 2 sleeves, sometimes more. I pile them up and break them to fill in the edges. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Trish Knight
    December 29, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I think Chocolate Chips and White Chocolate Chips would be great also

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