TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 3 cups butter-flavored cracker sticks, halved
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 ounce-weight: 231 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place cracker sticks in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Pour over crackers; stir to coat.
  2. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes, stirring once. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cracker sticks; toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with pecans and toffee bits if desired; toss to coat. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool until set; break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Crunchy Cracker Candy in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p84

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babycakes24 User ID: 5806747 170584
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"The recipe seems fairly straight forward to me...I have made it a few times and they are really good!!!! :)"

Sherit User ID: 113980 166216
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"This recipe is very, very poorly written and confusing- i have made a similar recipe before, so i can figure it out but a novice would be uterly confused"

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