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Easter Crack Candy

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Easter crack is the same incredible taste with Easter inspired colors.  You won’t believe how easy this is to make. 

 

A saltine toffee recipe with a pastel inspired color that lures you in for a nibble or two! 

 

Easter Crack Candy

 

Easter is my favorite holiday of the year.  I go all out for Easter. For over 20 years, I have hosted Easter at my house.  For at least the last 10 years, I have served this delicious Easter crack. Crack candy has been around forever! I have just taken it one giant step further by adding all the festive chocolate & sprinkle colors. 

 

Everyone is invited and I hope everyone will be here.  It usually is a full house. Full of love, laughter, great food and always some super special Easter treats.  Easter crack is sure to be the hit of the day.

 

How to Make Easter Toffee

  1. Line your pan and then play out your crackers. 
  2. Mix up the homemade toffee in a pan on the stove. Once ready pour over crackers and bake according to recipe card below. 
  3. Spread on whites chocolate chips, allow to melt. Then swirl on you colored candy melts. 
  4. Decorate and allow it to set up. 

The full directions are below, but as you can see there is nothing to making this Easter dessert. 

 

Simple, tasty, and highly addictive, hence the name! 

Holiday Toffee

 

I tried Christmas crack for the first time this year and I must admit it was love at first bite.  I have made it my own personal mission to create a version for every holiday. Of course, the taste and recipe are the same, I have just switched up the color chocolate and decorations in honor of Easter. 

 

I love working with chocolate and consider each piece of bark and crack that I create to be a work of art.  Find your inner Picasso and join me in the fun.

 

These are dipped in LOVE and served from the heart.  Anyone that is gifted these delicious treats will know how much they are loved. 

 

Guide to Melting chocolate:

Instant Pot can be used to melt your chocolate! If you want to learn how to melt chocolate in the Instant Pot, check out my post. It is crazy simple to do!

 

In a microwave-safe container, microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30-second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon. You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.

 

Variations to Easter Crack

  • Use different colored candy melts 
  • Find creative Easter sprinkles
  • Top with candy coated Easter Eggs
  • Add on other Easter Candy 
  • Use milk or semi-sweet chocolate as base
  • Use Townhouse crackers or Ritz

The variations to Easter Saltine Crack are endless. Have fun and make an easy and colorful Easter dessert for all, 

 

Can I Use Margarine Instead Of Butter

For this recipe you need to use real butter. Margarine is made different so as it melts down it will become super greasy and not work properly. 

 

An unsalted butter works great for this recipe. 

 

How to Store Saltine Cracker Toffee

Once your saltine cracker toffee is set up you can break it apart and place in a sealable bag or airtight container. 

 

This will store for around 7-10 days. It is best when you eat within the first few days, but it does have a decent store life. 

 

For some other crack variations check out my Cadbury Eggs Easter Crack, Valentine’s Crack, and St. Patrick’s Day Crack.

Watch this video for no-fail results.

Melting chocolate:

In a microwave-safe container, microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30-second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon. You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.

  

easter crack candy
Yield: 10 10

Easter Crack

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

A delicious candy that is made with just butter, brown sugar, saltine crackers and chocolate.  

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large cookie try with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Line saltines up neatly in rows.
  2. In a medium sized pot, melt your butter and brown sugar. Once butter is melted down, bring to a boil. Continue to stir the entire time and boil for about 2 minutes. It will look gorgeous and bubbly.
  3. Pour over the top of the saltines. Gently spread across the saltines.
  4. Place in oven and bake for about 7 minutes.
  5. While your crack is in the oven, melt your pink & yellow chocolate melts according to the package directions. *Please see the body of the post. I have included my no fail chocolate melting tips.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, use a spatula to move your crackers back tightly together.
  7. Now sprinkle your white chocolate chips over the saltines. Your hot toffee mixture will melt the chips. I put mine back in the oven for a minute to move the process along. Once your chips are melting, spread across the top evenly with a spatula.
  8. Mix your pink & yellow chocolate into the white chocolate by pouring it over the top in a decorative way. I also like to use a butter knife tip to help combine the colors to my liking.
  9. Quickly decorate with sprinkles that tickle your fancy. The melted chocolate will act as your glue.

Notes

If you are not using your instant pot as a double boiler.... you can melt you chocolate:

In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave.  Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power.  Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon.  You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Saturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 59gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g

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Dorinda J Thielke

Friday 29th of March 2019

Really love this idea ~ and looks delicious. Howerver, I am having a heck of a time finding those colored chocolate candy melts! :( Any suggestions on where I could purchase, or is there something similar I could do to substitute? Thanks, in advance.

Melissa

Saturday 30th of March 2019

Hi there :) i am so sorry, I should have had those candy melts with a link to them. You can get them on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2WCOkoJ) I also find them all the time at Walmart.

Kristi Dominguez

Monday 18th of March 2019

Wow! This is so pretty! What a lovely Easter treat idea! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing with us this week! I can't wait to try--and share--this recipe! xoxo

Suzyq

Friday 25th of March 2016

I'm sad to say this was a disaster. I've made cracker toffees before with excellent results. I used good quality chocolate chips (an expensive waste). I moved quickly and the chips were not melting. I used your tip for putting them in the oven for one minute and they cooked. The whole mess was grainy and terrible. If there is a next time I will melt the white chocolate before and pour over. I'm a baker and work with chocolate all the time. I know what makes chocolate seize. Im so disappointed.

melissakuczera

Friday 25th of March 2016

I had the same thing happen one time and only once. It was the weirdest most unexplainable thing. I redid a new batch immediately after and it worked perfect. Sometimes I get a batch of chocolate that just does not want to cooperate.