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.
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.
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.
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. Decorating the candy adds to the fun. It’s a way to unleash some creativity and spend more quality time in the kitchen.
For Valentine Crack Candy, we used Sixlets, and the sprinkles are by Wilton.
More Valentine’s Day Recipes:
- Easy cookie bar recipe for Valentine’s day
- X’s & O’s dark chocolate cupcakes
- Chocolate-covered coffee spoons with free Valentine’s day printables
Valentine Crack Candy Recipe
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Melt red candy melts according to package directions and evenly spread on top of crackers. Sprinkle with candy Sixlets and sprinkles.
- 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.
- 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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Have you ever made crack candy? Do you make desserts for Valentine’s day?