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Peppermint Cracker Candy

by Yejiskitchenstories

Buttery toffee-covered crackers are topped with a layer of chocolate and crushed candy canes, making this peppermint cracker candy the best holiday candy!

This peppermint cracker candy is tantalizingly delicious and so easy to make. They make the perfect homemade holiday gifts and a great addition to your holiday cookie tins!

What you’ll need:

  • Crackers: I used Back to Nature’s Classic Rounds, but they can be subbed with saltine crackers.
  • Butter: I used salted butter because I love the pairing of slight saltiness and sweet chocolate.
  • Brown sugar: for making toffee, make sure to pack the brown sugar when measuring.
  • Vanilla paste: I love using vanilla paste when I can find it, it has a much more intense flavor and who doesn’t love the little specks of vanilla?
  • Dark chocolate chips: I prefer using around 70%, any more seems to be a bit bitter for my palate.
  • Crush candy canes: for an added festive touch!

How to make Peppermint Cracker Candy:

    1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line the cracker rounds in a single layer, salt side up. The crackers should be touching, side-by-side. If you need to overlap some crackers to make it fit, that is okay.
    2. In a pot, melt the butter and sugar on medium heat while stirring constantly. Bring it to a boil and lower the heat to allow it to simmer for another 2 minutes.
    3. Carefully, evenly pour the toffee over the crackers.
    4. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn off the oven.
    5. Remove it from the oven and quickly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. Place the baking sheet back in the oven for 2 minutes. The residual heat from the oven will allow the chocolate to melt. Remove the pan from the oven.
    6. Working quickly, use a spatula to evenly spread the chocolate. Sprinkle crushed candy cane over the melted chocolate.
    7. Let it cool completely at room temperature or chill it in the fridge to speed the process up.
    8. Cut into squares and enjoy! They can last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container. *Pro tip: I like to save those little silica bead packets from those seaweed packs and add them to the airtight container when storing. It prevents them from going stale!

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    Peppermint Cracker Candy

    Serves: 6 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
    Rating: 5.0/5
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    Ingredients

    • 1 box of round crackers, or saltine crackers
    • 1 cup salted butter
    • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
    • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons crushed candy canes, or more

    Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line the cracker rounds in a single layer, salt side up. The crackers should be touching, side-by-side. If you need to overlap some crackers to make it fit, that is okay.
    2. In a pot, melt the butter and sugar on medium heat while stirring constantly. Bring it to a boil and lower the heat to allow it to simmer for another 2 minutes.
    3. Carefully, evenly pour the toffee over the crackers.
    4. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn off the oven.
    5. Remove it from the oven and quickly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. Place the baking sheet back in the oven for 2 minutes. The residual heat from the oven will allow the chocolate to melt. Remove the pan from the oven.
    6. Working quickly, use a spatula to evenly spread the chocolate. Sprinkle crushed candy cane over the melted chocolate.
    7. Let it cool completely at room temperature or chill it in the fridge to speed the process up.
    8. Cut into squares and enjoy! They can last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container.
      *Pro tip: I like to save those little silica bead packets from those seaweed packs and add them to the airtight container when storing. It prevents them from going stale!

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