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Valentine Crack Candy Recipe

Crack candy. Also known as saltine toffee, cracker candy, cracker toffee, and probably a few other names.

Whatever you’d like to call it, crack candy is easy to make for any occasion.

Holding a piece of saltine toffee.

You may have heard of Christmas Crack, but today we are making Valentine Crack.

It’s easy to switch up your toppings to match any holiday.   

Cracker candy with red, white, and pink chocolates on a cutting board.

Crack Candy

If you’re looking for sweets to give your Valentine this year, look no further.

This crack candy is so easy to make and share with everyone near and dear to your heart.

Break it up and create little gift packages to spread as much joy as possible. 

Crack candy with red and pink decorations on a cutting board with a knife.

We are right in the middle of a major polar vortex at the moment.

There are plenty of people looking for indoor activities to stay warm while we make it through these dangerously frigid temperatures. 

Baking is always a winning suggestion when you’re stuck indoors.

Create a delicious candy for everyone to share.

Valentine Crack Candy before cracked.

Decorating the candy adds to the fun.

It’s a way to unleash some creativity and spend more quality time in the kitchen. 

Crack candy on a cutting board.

For Valentine Crack Candy, we used Sixlets, and the sprinkles are by Wilton. 

Crack candy in process steps.
Yield: 40 pieces

Valentine Crack Candy Recipe

Crack candy with red and pink decorations.

Easy to make crack candy recipe decorated for Valentine's day. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 40 saltine crackers, 1 sleeve as long as none of the crackers are broken
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 oz red candy melts, 1 bag
  • 15 bright pink candy melt wafers
  • 15 bright white candy melt wafers
  • Valentine Sixlet candies
  • Valentine sprinkles


  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Line up 40 saltines, in a single layer, on baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a small saucepan, add butter and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Continue to stir and boil for 3 minutes or until all the sugar is melted and it's no longer gritty. Stir in vanilla and remove from heat.
  3. Immediately pour over crackers, spreading evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 5 minutes. Top will be bubbly. Remove from oven and let set while you melt the candy melts.
  4. Melt red candy melts according to package directions and evenly spread on top of crackers. Sprinkle with candy Sixlets and sprinkles.
  5. Add white and pink wafers to their own sealable sandwich bags, but do not seal. Microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Knead until smooth. If necessary, return to microwave, in 10 second intervals on 50% power until melted. Seal and snip the tip of the bag and drizzle on crackers.
  6. Let set to harden, or refrigerate to harden. Break apart or use a knife to cut along the cracker seams. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Thursday 14th of February 2019

I made this for Christmas and it was a hit! I’ll have to make this for our annual love fest! I think it will go over well.


Thursday 14th of February 2019

Woo hoo! Hope you do and have a great Valentine's day!


Wednesday 13th of February 2019

I never thought it would be this easy to make this amazing recipe. Going to attempt to make it tomorrow. Thanks for the printables.


Thursday 14th of February 2019

Awesome! Let us know how it turns out for you. Happy Valentine's day!

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