Cracker Candy

This stuff is addictive. And, no, I didn’t mean to type “crack candy”.

Easy and fairly quick (I like that in food) and high in calories (also a plus — plus-size, that is), I don’t make this very often. There are only so many button extenders one can use before people notice. Value = 1


  • 40 crackers (regular, though graham crackers are also nice)
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz (1 bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chopped nuts (optional, unless you’re me)

Line cookie sheet with foil. Arrange 40 saltine crackers in pan.


1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter

Bring to boil and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over crackers and spread with a spoon. Bake at 450 degrees for about 5 minutes. Watch closely to make sure it does not burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle on one 12 ounce package of chocolate chips. Let stand to melt. Spread and refrigerate. Break apart and serve.

I don’t have a picture of the finished product, because I eated it. The product, not the picture.

WRITING PROMPT: A character is gaining weight and doesn’t want to, but doesn’t want to diet or exercise (NO, I am NOT talking about myself, thank you very much). What, other than potential romance or health, would change that attitude.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Cracker Candy

  1. Tisha

    February 15, 2012 at 8:57pm

    Looks delicious..I want to buy some also..thanks for sharing this..

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  2. Sarah Reece

    February 16, 2012 at 3:09am

    Hey Marian, You know I tried these cracker candies at home, and they tasted quite good. Thanks for a great snack !!

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      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2012 at 7:07am

      You’re welcome, Sarah! I’m trying to figure out how to make just one in the microwave so I can have one instantly and yet not have so many I wear out my will-power resisting them. 😉

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  3. Holly Green

    February 16, 2012 at 12:40pm

    My grandmother passed this recipe down to me! I never thought I’d see it on the Internet. Without the nuts, though. She said it was called Magic Toffe Brittle. Someone in Houston once asked me if it was a Depression recipe. I asked my grandmother and she didn’t know. She’s dead now, but I wish I could ask her more about it.
    So cool to see this. In fact, I just made it last Friday and sent it with a meal to a friend who had surgery.

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      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2012 at 5:12pm

      Holly, I think just about everything is better with nuts on it! 🙂 But I would give up the nuts before I would give up the chocolate. lol I’ll bet it is a Depression-era recipe, because saltine crackers were mass-produced by that time, and were very popular with housewives because they were cheap and filling. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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