Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy Recipe
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Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy Recipe

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"My husband and I make several batches of this easy, chocolaty nut squares for holiday gifts," notes Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "Most people are surprised to learn the recipe includes soda crackers." Married for 22 years, the couple recently retired and sold their ranch. Both love to cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 35 to 40 soda crackers
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 173 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place crackers in rows on foil. In a saucepan, melt butter; add the brown sugar and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour over crackers and spread until completely covered. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes (crackers will float). Remove from the oven. Turn oven off. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts over crackers. Return to the oven until chocolate is melted, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven; using a greased spatula, press walnuts into chocolate. Cut into 1 in. squares while warm. Cool completely; remove candy from foil. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p15

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bryeyes User ID: 8896080 250615
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"I was sent this recipe, so I thought I would try it last night. I was happy with it, until I took the brown sugar/butter mixture to spread over the crackers, and it didn't seem to "cover" all of them, why, I don't know? I then put this into the oven for 5 minutes, took out, and then put the chips on to melt, covering with foil for a few minutes. It turned out pretty good, but I don't know if anyone can tell me why I could not get the brown sugar/butter mixture to cover all the pan of crackers? I cooked/boiled/mixed it for 3 minutes as it said."

tnirish User ID: 7322672 235258
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"I make this all the time, my family loves it. Everytime I make it , it cooks a bit different. I melt the butter first then add the brown sugar. I use #6 on my cooktop and keep it at a light boil for 6-8 min. The mixture changes to a warm creamy medium brown. I pour this over the crackers and bake for 4-5 min. When I take them out of the oven, I have put the chips on and let them sit for a few minutes on the counter. They will melt, just spread them with a spoon, then top with nuts."

FilmNoirFan User ID: 8155709 214754
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"If you boil the sugar and butter over medium heat and stir, they will not burn. I made this last night. It was fine. In fact, I think I could have boiled it for 4 minutes because the caramel was too soft. I made this for Thanksgiving. It was big hit. I took some to work. It was a big hit. The batch I made last night is for today's knitting club meeting. I'm sure it will be a big hit there too.

For those who say the chocolate doesn't melt, you have to spread/smooth out the chocolate with a spatula or spoon before adding the nuts. Chocolate chips tend to hold their shape so this part is necessary even though it isn't specified in the recipe.
Someone recently used the same ingredients but used less chocolate, no nuts and it was more like caramel coated crackers with chocolate chips on top. It was very delicious. The crackers were very sturdy and broken up into big pieces."

ttraut User ID: 8152120 214602
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"This recipe is flawed. If you boil butter and sugar for 3 minutes it will burn. Simmer it for two minutes. Also there is no way chocolate chips will melt in an oven turned in 5 minutes. Leave the oven on and use chocolate bars likes Hershey's which melts easier."

Rundle54 User ID: 8086551 4526
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"I made this recipe today and added popped popcorn on top of the caramel, then followed directions. The popcorn was delicious in this recipe."

wvcntrygirl User ID: 645547 6744
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"I make these all the time. But I use Ritz crackers."

milliepillie7 User ID: 7304372 5056
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"I just attempted this recipe, the chocolate chips wouldn't melt. So, I was left w/ gritty chocolate that I couldn't smooth. Any ideas where I might've went wrong? I remember making this all the time when I was in highschool. I used milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Help!"

jkeubanks User ID: 7016795 8557
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Way too sweet. No taste but sugar"

Cathy_E User ID: 5806244 4600
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"My sister-in-law told me about this recipe first then I found it here. So simple to make and while it is a little rich, it is very tasty. Would make a great gift to make for any occasion! I will be making this recipe again!"

chelleann80 User ID: 5302110 5568
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This is a favorite all year at our house."

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