Easter Crack – Easy Saltine Toffee Recipe

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This Easter Crack, also known as Saltine Toffee, is one of our favorite sweet treats for Easter! Incredibly easy and tastier than any candy you’d buy at the store, this delicious dessert is as addictive as the name suggests. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

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There’s nothing wrong with store-bought Easter candy, but it can’t compare to the homemade variety. This Easter saltine toffee recipe is incredibly simple but so delicious that it might become your new favorite Easter dessert recipe.

This version of a classic saltine toffee recipe gets a bit of an Easter makeover. Crispy saltine crackers are topped with a buttery brown sugar toffee mixture. But then the saltine mixture is topped with creamy white chocolate, pretty pastel sprinkles and M&Ms.

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Why We Love this Recipe

Easy recipe – The idea of making homemade candy might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Containing just a few simple pantry ingredients, this saltine cracker toffee requires no candy thermometers and no complicated techniques. If you can melt butter and chocolate, you’ve got all the skills you need to perfect this recipe!

Versatile – The toffee base works with all kinds of toppings and can be modified to make your own saltine toffee recipes for different themes and occasions. Try substituting milk or dark chocolate for the white chocolate chips or add some peanut butter, chopped nuts, or pretzels. Anything goes, so feel free to be as creative as you like!

A Great Gift – The fun colors and pretty appearance of this candy makes it a lovely edible gift or an Easter party favor for your Easter celebration. It would look beautiful wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with a pastel-colored ribbon.

What’s Needed to Make this Easter Crack Recipe

Ingredients for Easter crack
  • Saltine crackers
  • Brown sugar
  • Salted butter (you can use unsalted butter and add 1/4 tsp salt)
  • White chocolate chips (you can also use a package of white almond bark)
  • Pink gel food coloring
  • Pastel Easter M&Ms
  • Cadbury mini eggs (or other favorite Easter-themed candies)
  • Easter sprinkles or any sprinkles in pastel colors

How to Make Easter Crack

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Fill the sheet with your saltine crackers in a single layer. Set aside.

Crackers on baking sheet

Step 3: Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Butter in bowl slightly melted

Step 4: Once butter is melted, add the brown sugar.

Brown sugar and butter in bowl

Step 5: Whisk together as you cook on medium heat, continuing until the sugar is completely dissolved in the butter. This should take 3-4 minutes.

Brown sugar and butter mixed together

Step 6: Remove the toffee mixture from the heat and immediately pour it over your layer of saltines so that all the crackers are covered.

Saltine toffee mixture over crackers

Step 7: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 4 minutes. The sugar and butter will be very hot and bubbly.

Saltines covered with toffee mixture

Step 8: Remove crackers from the oven and immediately sprinkle two cups of white chocolate chips over the top (be sure the crackers are still hot). Once they start to melt, spread them over the crackers.

Step 9: Melt the additional 1 cup of white chocolate chips (or white candy melts) in the microwave using the same method as the previous batch. Once melted, add 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring and mix well.

Step 10: Once the white chocolate is spread evenly, drop spoonfuls of the pink chocolate all over the white chocolate and use a fork or the back of a spoon to swirl the colored chocolate around.

Saltine toffee with white chocolate

Step 11: Top the layer of chocolate with mini eggs, M&Ms, and your favorite sprinkles while the pink layer is still soft. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes and allow the candy to harden.

Toppings being added to Easter crack

Step 12: Once the mixture has solidified, break it into chunky pieces and enjoy!

Easter saltine toffee broken apart

Tips for Making the Best Crack Candy Recipe

  • Preparing your baking with parchment paper is critical for this recipe. Using wax paper or aluminum foil will not prevent the toffee from sticking and it will be very difficult to get out of your pan.
  • Let your toffee harden completely before you attempt to break it into pieces. It will be easier to work with and you’ll get nice crisp edges.
  • You can serve this saltine toffee right out of the fridge for a crunchy texture, but if you like it a bit softer, you can also let it get to room temperature before serving.
  • Don’t use a regular cookie sheet without sides for this recipe. You’ll want a rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan to ensure that none of the hot toffee spills over the edges.
Easter crack stacked on plate
How Do I Store Easter Crack?

Store the toffee in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. It will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

Can I Freeze It?

Yes – Store it in a freezer bag Ziplock bag and you can freeze it for up to three months.

Easter bark on gold rimmed plate

With its deliciously addictive taste and festive appearance, this toffee is the perfect end to an Easter brunch or a fun addition to your Easter baskets. It’ll be such a big hit with the whole family, you may even want to make a double batch.

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4.79 from 14 votes

Easter Crack


Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
This Easter Crack Saltine Toffee recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious! It's a fun sweet treat for Easter that's always a favorite!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Fill the sheet with your saltine crackers in a single layer. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the brown sugar.
  • Whisk together as you cook on medium heat, continuing until the sugar is completely dissolved in the butter. This should take 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the toffee mixture from the heat and immediately pour it over your layer of saltines so that all the crackers are covered.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 4 minutes. The sugar and butter will be very hot and bubbly.
  • Remove crackers from the oven and immediately sprinkle two cups of white chocolate chips over the top (be sure the crackers are still hot). Once they start to melt, spread them over the crackers.
  • Melt the additional 1 cup of white chocolate chips (or white candy melts) in the microwave using the same method as the previous batch. Once melted, add 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring and mix well.
  • Once the white chocolate is spread evenly, drop spoonfuls of the pink chocolate all over the white chocolate and use a fork or the back of a spoon to swirl the colored chocolate around.
  • Top the layer of chocolate with mini eggs, M&Ms, and your favorite sprinkles while the pink layer is still soft. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes and allow the candy to harden.
  • Once the mixture has solidified, break into chunky pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • Let your toffee harden completely before you attempt to break it into pieces. It will be easier to work with and you’ll get nice crisp edges.
  • Be sure that you're using a rimmed baking sheet or to ensure that none of the hot toffee spills over the edges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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