Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling


about 2 pounds

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My kids and grandchildren love this saltine cracker candy recipe. The neighbor kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario


  • 35 saltines
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups 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.

Saltine Cracker Candy Tips

What is saltine cracker candy called?

Saltine cracker candy is sometimes called Christmas crack, saltine cracker toffee or saltine toffee cookies. (This matzo almond crunch recipe, which is kosher for Passover, is similar—and it's often called matzo crack.) But whatever the name, this delicious treat will disappear quickly.

Do you need to refrigerate saltine cracker candy?

You only need to refrigerate saltine cracker candy until the chocolate sets. After that, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature until it’s all gobbled up.

What else can I do with saltine crackers?

Mixed with seasonings, saltine crackers make a great, crisp coating for fish and chicken (like in this Fried Chicken Strips recipe), as well as a replacement for bread crumbs in many recipes. Try using them in these recipes that call for crackers.

Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

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