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Chocolate Caramel Cracker Candy

Saltine crackers with caramel and chocolate for a sweet treat that's perfect for gifts and snack.
Author: Melanie


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter (no substitutions)
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2.5 oz chocolate semi sweet or dark


  • Line large jelly-roll pan with aluminium foil; lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange crackers on pan in single layer.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on high 1 minute, or until melted. Whisk in granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and vinegar until smooth. Microwave uncovered on high 6 minutes in 2-minute intervals, whisking thoroughly after each interval before returning to microwave. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes more or until dark amber (or until candy thermometer registers 320 degrees F).
  • Carefully remove caramel from microwave; pour over crackers in pan. Spread caramel into a thin layer using offset spatula; tap jelly-roll pan on a flat surface to evenly distribute.
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir. Heat in additional 30 second intervals stirring after each one until melted and smooth. Let cool 15 minutes, or until caramel hardens;
  • Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over caramel. Let it set for 15 minutes. Break into pieces.