Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans Recipe

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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans Recipe
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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans Recipe

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My kids and grandchildren love these nutty, salty, chocolaty bites. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 35 saltines
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil. Arrange saltines in a single layer on foil.
In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over crackers.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over top. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool slightly.
Refrigerate, uncovered, 1 hour or until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans in Taste of Home December 2014, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce: 164 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 35 saltines
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil; grease foil. Arrange saltines in a single layer on foil.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over crackers.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over top. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool slightly.
  4. Refrigerate, uncovered, 1 hour or until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans in Taste of Home December 2014, p55

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Moriah User ID: 9373289 279747
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2017

"I tried this recipe for the first time tonight and I liked the way it turned out. I made a few tweaks though, I added two tablespoons more brown sugar and only baked it for about 5 minutes. Covering with foil helps the chips melt. I can’t wait to have my friends and family try it !"

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JWN User ID: 9372724 279721
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2017

"This is a simple recipe but like most candy recipes, the cooking times should be followed carefully. Undercooking the butter/brown sugar results in a grainy mixture & overcooking in the oven results in a hard candy layer & neither make for optimum taste/texture.

The chocolate chips melt quickly & spread easily. I wonder if the other reveiwer realizes that they don’t change shape as they melt? I use an offset spatula & they spread like soft butter."

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Chery User ID: 9345337 278914
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2017

"Family favorite, been making it for many years. I do a lot of baking but never candy, this was easy to follow and achieve great results. Thank you. We call it “HoBo toffee”"

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Phyllis User ID: 9298595 276932
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2017

"This is GREAT! We made many times before, but have another name for this candy-- "Jenky Candy".

Follow the recipe! A couple changes I've made: add a few shakes of salt to the sugar/butter mix,use more crackers than listed (maybe 8-10 more). Cook the butter/sugar for the required time. And be patient while they cool."

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 258785
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"Not that great."

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tashley User ID: 6699369 258532
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"I have made this recipe for a few years and everyone loves them. Also have skipped pecans and sprinkled sea salt before. Yummy!"

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Brooktonian User ID: 7786257 258468
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"I have made 2 batches this year. I did toast the pecans but they didn't adhere to the chocolate and so for the second batch I chopped salted peanuts and they worked well."

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M User ID: 8989760 258309
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"Unfortunately I never got to eat it as it went into the trash. The amount of packed brown sugar was insufficient. Then the chocolate chips would NOT melt so I put it in the oven with the chips and still wouldn't melt. Tried the convection oven on broil and still no melting...just started to smoke. After trying everything, I put it in the trash. What a waste of my time.

This is only the 2nd time in my life that I've thrown something in the trash and I've been cooking for almost 50 years.
It would make more sense to melt the chips on the stove and pour over the crackers. Anyway, I'm done with it and won't cook anything on this site unless it has lots of reviews and is kitchen tested.
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MarilynRaz User ID: 6813611 258069
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"Love this! Be sure to boil the butter and sugar for the full time."

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kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 258047
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"I didn't think this was very good. And since my husband brought home the container from work almost full, I'll say it wasn't a winner."

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