How can you make a dessert that you can’t stop eating better? You add a s’mores topping like I did in S’mores Crack Candy Recipe!
I make a cookie and candy tray for my friends every year. I always try to include favorites along with something new. I’ve only had Indoors Chocolate Mint S’mores from the S’mores family on callmepmc.com previously. I thought I’d make a treat that included this campout favorite that I could share with friends and on here this year.
If you remember I made Crack Candy Ice Cream this summer. I’m basically making this S’mores Crack Candy Recipe the same way, toasting marshmallows on top and drizzle rich dark chocolate over it all! It’s all good!
What is crack candy?
You’ve may have heard ‘crack candy’ referred to as some of these names. Sweet & Salty Toffee, Saltine Toffee, Saltine Toffee Candy, Christmas Crack, Chocolate Saltine Toffee Candy and Crack Candy. They’re all basically the same.
A rose by any other name….
I have used Saltine crackers, but I usually make them with graham crackers. The crackers are then topped with a layer of caramel, nuts and chocolate.
One bite and you’ll understand why it’s called ‘Crack Candy’. It’s addictive. I challenge you to just eat one!
Just look, it’s a thing of beauty, dontcha think!?
Such a great tasting recipe shouldn’t also be so easy! If you have a timer, this is a no fail recipe. Seriously, you don’t need a candy thermometer and all that business. My one tip for this recipe is: after the butter melts, add the brown sugar to the butter and whisk to combine. After this mixture comes to a boil, start the timer. Boil it on MEDIUM heat for 2 MINUTES. You’ll pour this mixture over the crackers and bake. See instructions below.
**Disclaimer: If you make S’mores Crack Candy Recipe it will be eaten.**
S'mores Crack Candy Recipe
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- 15 graham cracker sheets seperated into 1 crackers
- 1 and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cup marshmallows
- 2 ounce chocolate candy melts or chocolate chips
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread a large sheet of waxed paper on counter. Spray with non-stick spray.
- Line a 15x10 inch sheet pan with foil, spray with non-stick spray.
- Place crackers in pan in a single layer.
- Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar.
- Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil 2 mintues.
- Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over graham crackers in pan. Spread so it covers all the crackers evenly.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes.
- Remove and spread evenly with marshmallows
- Turn oven to 400 degrees BROIL
- Return crackers to oven and allow marshmallows to toast approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
- Quickly remove crackers to a sheet of waxed paper that has been sprayed liberally with non-stick spray. I like to use 2 spatulas to do this.
- Allow to cool.
- Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments, stir until smooth. Place melted chocolate in a zip-top bag. Snip tiny corner off and drizzle chocolate back and forth over the marshmallows. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
ONE LAST LOOK AT S’mores Crack Candy Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Can you freeze them?
No, marshmallows don’t freeze well.
Martha @ A Family Feast says
What a great idea Paula! I have a friend who makes that crack candy every Christmas…she is going to flip over this version!
I love the idea of this bark, how can you go wrong with bark?! Is there anything I could use instead of graham crackers? They’re not readily available in England 🙂
Yes, you can use a butter cracker, we have Ritz, or just a plain wafer, like Saltine? Not sure if you have those either. The topping is so rich, just a plan cracker will work, it’ll taste slightly different than using a graham cracker but still good. I’ve used various crackers before and the caramel flavor really masks everything else.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I’ve never tried crack candy before but if these images are anything to go by, I bet it is incredibly delicious!
Thanks, it’s crazy good, I’ve better off not eating the first bite because if I do, I’ll end up eating 10!
Oh my gosh Paula, this looks amazing! I am a sucker for candy around the holidays! I still have to whip up something for my neighbors and this sounds perfect!!! Pinning!
Thank you Kelly!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
Quick and easy and yummy—–perfect for this time of the year. What am I talking about? This is fun year round!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
Oh my this is amazing! It looks SO delicious and flavorful! Definitely need to make these, pinned!!
Love the topping, love the name too. These do look addicting!!
THanks so much Matt!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground says
Agreed, Paula … these do indeed need to come with a warning!! They’re gorgeous, my friend.
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
Thanks Tracey! I finally just sent them away 🙂
amanda @ fake ginger says
Oh yuuuum! I’ve never made the saltine toffee if you can believe that. I want to make this immediately!
It is SO good, you’ve been warned.