Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
Makesabout 2 pounds
- 35 saltines
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 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.
Test Kitchen Tips
Editor's NoteTo 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.
Nutrition Facts1 ounce: 164 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Nov 8, 2019
I have made this several times and have used different flavored chips, dark, white, milk....and have also put different toppings. Pecans, toffee chips, and it worked out great.
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 !
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.
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”
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.
Dec 29, 2016
Not that great.
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!
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.
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....
Dec 12, 2016
Love this! Be sure to boil the butter and sugar for the full time.