Back to Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

Print Options


Card Sizes

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy Recipe

Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Soda Cracker Chocolate Candy

Sort By :
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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

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

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Way too sweet. No taste but sugar"

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

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

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I had to try this because the reviews all raved about it and I now know why. This is easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

" All these years I never knew there were crakcers in the candy!  As I read though some of the recipes we used to eat as kids, there's some odd stuff in them... but it always tasted SOOO good!!!!  Miss the farm. "

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"I make a similar recipe that was given to me by my Grandma when I was young. She used to make them for all us grandkids around the 4th of July and at Christmas. They really are great!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I have had a similar recipe that I have made for years. My second son makes them all the time. We call them Heath bars and instead of soda crackers, we use club crackers. We also skip the nuts. It is everyone's favorite and so easy and quick to make!!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2008

"This is the best thing since chocolate covered pretzels! I make them for "gameday" pitch-ins. You can't eat just one!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2008

"I love these and am always getting asked for the recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2008

"Delicious and so easy to make, my family and friends love it!"

Loading Image