A big thank you to Reynolds Consumer Products for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try their new line of portable Bakeware! Saltine Cracker Candy aka Chocolate Toffee Bark uses saltine crackers, chocolate & a few staple ingredients to make a delicious and easy candy that’s salty, sweet & crunchy!
I'm laughing at myself giving this recipe two names. Why? Because when I had the idea to make this, I couldn't remember what it was called. Or exactly how to make it.
I've seen many versions of this recipe and have wanted to make it for years, so I did a quick search and gosh... it's called a hundred different things. Cracker Candy. Saltine Toffee. Crack Candy. Christmas Crack. Toffee Bark.... I even found that Paula Dean calls it "Pine Bark" and Crystal from Money Saving Mom just calls it "The World's Easiest Christmas Candy".
After reading through them all, I chose the two that sounded best to me... and then since I'm the world's worst decision maker, I used them both 😉 I guess the bottom line is... you can call it anything you want. And whatever you choose to call it, it's amazing. And easy. If you're in a pinch to make something for a party or an easy gift for a teacher - this is your ticket!
To make this even more amazing and easy, I made this Saltine Cracker Candy in a Reynolds Cookie Sheet with Parchment Liner. Because let me tell you - when you're baking "toffee"... you won't want to be washing that dish later! Trust me on this, okay? Okay.
This Reynolds Bakeware with the parchment lining means the candy won't stick, it slides right off the pan and the cleanup is super, duper easy because you just toss out the disposable pan when you're done! If you're as busy as I am this Christmas season, you've gotta love that!
Even better - print this coupon for $1.00 off Reynold's Bakeware (and several other coupons for Reynold's products! Every penny counts - especially this time of year, right?!
Alright - this recipe couldn't be simpler.... And if you're questioning my use of saltine crackers in a candy recipe, I'd just ask that you trust me and try it. I think you'll be impressed!
Here's what you'll need:
- Reynolds Disposable Cookie Sheet with Parchment Lining
- 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick (½ cup) salted butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips (*note: I didn't end up using the colored chips... they were a no-go for melting & spreading)
- Sprinkles, crushed peppermint, chopped nuts, candy, etc.
First up, take a Reynolds Disposable Cookie Sheet with Parchment Lining and spread out a whole sleeve of saltine crackers on it.
Then, in a small saucepan, put in a stick of butter (I used salted, but I think unsalted would be fine too) and 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir and melt it until you have a gooey spread. Mine started to boil a little - you don't have to get it that hot for it to work!
Then take a rubber spatula and spread it out over the crackers, then bake at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Next, take it out of the oven and sprinkle 2 cups of chocolate chips over the top. Pop it back in the oven for another 5 minutes then spread the chocolate chips out! (I tried the colored chips that I photographed up top but the darned things would not melt. So I scraped them off and used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead... much, much better plan!)
Now make it pretty! Since it's almost Christmas time, I used Christmas sprinkles, but you could use sprinkles for any holiday or season OR you could do crushed peppermint, chopped nuts, bits of candy, etc. You get the idea... the sky is the limit!
And um... apparently with my kids, there's no such thing as "too many sprinkles"... just sayin'
Now is the hard part... you have to let it harden. Stick it in the frig or freezer for at least 30 minutes or until it's set. Then break it up!
And when you're done... throw out that pan! Yippee!! Dishwashing is one of my least favorite things in the world so I love the easy of the Reynolds Disposable Bakeware!
For a party, it would be pretty and easy in a bowl or on a platter... or you could portion it out into bags or small holiday tins for gift-giving!
Have you ever made Saltine Cracker Candy? Do you love it as much as I do?? For more ways to make this holiday season the most delicious one yet, visit Reynolds here.Print
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