Nutty Soda Cracker Candy

"This makes a wonderful treat to serve at the holidays or to bring as a gift. I use the non-stick foil for this but a piece of buttered parchment paper lined in the pan will work fine also --- servings is only estimated, really it should be only one serving I could eat the whole thing myself, these are very addicting :)"
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Blessed Wyoming Mom photo by Blessed Wyoming Mom
Ready In:


  • 1 (10 ounce) package saltine crackers (make certain that you use the salted crackers and do not break)
  • 1 12 cups butter (preferably butter, margaine is not as good!)
  • 1 12 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips (can use semi-sweet)
  • 12 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped (or use almonds)


  • Set oven to 400°F.
  • Line a 10 x 15-inch baking sheet with non-stick foil (or use parchment paper).
  • Place each cracker in a single layer in the baking sheet (add on more if needed to cover the sheet).
  • In a medium saucepan bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat.
  • When the mixture comes to a FULL boil, boil for 3 minutes (set timer for 3 minutes after mixture reaches a full boil) you may reduce the heat so that the mixture does not boil over the saucepan.
  • Mix in vanilla (if using) then immediately pour the hot mixture over the top of the crackers.
  • Bake in a 400°F oven for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers, then spread using a back of a spoon to smooth out and cover.
  • Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top.
  • Place in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours or until set.
  • Break into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
  • Delicious!

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  1. saraquarius
    Wow!!! Of all the candy I made this year, this was the big favorite. It is so good.....the saltine turns into a crunchy pastry-like base for the candy. I was surprised at how good it was, and how much people loved it. It was so easy too!! I couldn't get as many saltines on the pan as the recipe called for, but no matter. The nonstick foil was a great suggestion too....not sure how things would have gone without it. Makes alot of candy too. Great recipe!!!
  2. Grammabobbie
    Yum. So easy, I even used whole wheat saltines and they are so very good. I sprinkled some coconut on top of the toffee layer, then the chocolate chips. I wish I would have had the milk chocolate chips, but I used semi-sweet ones, still great! It took only 10 minutes to make, the hardest part was letting them cool ;)
  3. Jane from Ohio
    This is delicious. You will never believe it is made with saltines crackers. People can't stop eating these. Thanks for sharing.
  4. multitasker
    I have looked everywhere for this recipe. I used to make it all the time and lost it. Thanks to you I have it again and it's delish!
  5. Blessed Wyoming Mom
    This candy is amazing and oh-so-easy. I'm sure you've heard of all the better-than-you-know-what cake recipes...this tops all any of them for a sweet treat. I leave the nuts off of 1/2 the pan because the kids don't like them.



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