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St. Patrick’s Day Crack

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St. Patrick’s Day Crack is the perfect green colored treat that will leave you reaching for one more piece! 

Christmas is long gone but who says we need to put away the crack???  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 St. Patrick’s Day.   Hello, St. Patrick’s Day Crack!

St. Patrick’s Day Crack

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

What Is Crack Candy

Crack candy has a fun name, because once you start eating it you are addicted. That sweet chocolate, buttery toffee, and can’t forget the melt in your mouth taste with a hint of salty. 

Crack candy is crazy easy to make and loaded with the perfect sweet and salty ratio. 

Can I Swap Out The Crackers

Yes! Traditional crack candy used saltines, but feel free to change things up. Ritz, Clubs, and other crackers will work. 

Of course, by changing the cracker you will alter the flavor of this candy slightly. 

st patricks day crack

What Type of Chocolate to Use

I used white chocolate chips and then green candy melts so that you have that deep green color for St. Patrick’s Day. Now, I do recommend buying quality chocolate chips for this. Since it is the main flavor, you will find it sets the tone for this cracker crack recipe. 

Melting Chocolate In Microwave

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 an 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.

Use The Instant Pot As A Double Boiler

Now, you will love this tip if you have not tried it. If you own an Instant Pot you can use a glass or metal bowl to create a double boiler. I share all the tips and tricks on how to do it over here – How to Use An Instant Pot As A Double Boiler! 

Can I Use Milk Chocolate 

Of course. If you are not a huge fan of white chocolate go right ahead and reach for milk or semi-sweet chocolate. I wanted to use white chocolate to help it stand out a bit more. But feel free to reach for darker chocolate if you prefer. 

If you enjoy sweet and salty you will truly love this recipe. Plus it is great for entertaining for an easy dessert to serve up family and friends. 

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.

Make sure you check out some delicious ideas for Easter, like my Easter Bark or may oh so delicious Cadbury Eggs Easter Crack.   

St. Patrick’s Day Crack

St. Patrick's Day Crack

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

St. Patrick's Day Crack is a souped up version of my Grandma's candy crack recipe.  

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 green 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 and than 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.
  7. Mix your green 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. 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: 438Saturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 47gSugar: 37gProtein: 3g

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ELIZABETH MCCOLLOUGH

Friday 13th of March 2020

Was wondering if these are better warm or are they just as good made ahead of time?

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