Try this Easter Crack recipe this Spring! This classic Saltine Toffee is an easy-to-make recipe using simple pantry ingredients like white chocolate, pastel sprinkles, and your favorite Easter candies.
Hi Everyone, looking for something to leave out for the Easter bunny? Why not try this Easter Crack? It’s the “Easter” version of a classic saltine toffee recipe. This can be a new, easy and fun Easter tradition!
I love these “Crack” or Saltine Toffee recipes because they are so simple to make using everyday pantry ingredients that I already have on hand. I am always finding a reason to make Saltine Toffee recipes, for example, when I was craving butterscotch, I made this Chocolate Butterscotch Saltine Toffee.
It’s perfect when you have a craving for something satisfying (hint: it’s that combination of butter and chocolate with Saltine crackers!) and sweet. That buttery, crunchy texture is so yummy and I find that it goes perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Doesn’t this Easter Crack look so festive with all the pastel colors? I topped it with M&M’s (a personal favorite) but you can use your favorite Easter-themed candies – as much or as little as you want.
It would also make a great welcome, edible gift for family and friends – who wouldn’t want a cellophane bag filled with these bright sweeties?
It’s easy to make a lot of it too, so if you need a party favor for an Easter party you can easily make a batch or double batch of it.
Ingredients for Easter Crack
- 48 (or more, depending on the size of your baking sheet) Saltine crackers (regular)
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 6 ounces white chocolate chip morsels, use the best quality possible because white chocolate is a little harder to melt *see below for substitution
- 1-2 drops of gel food coloring (I used red to make pink and green) – to make the white chocolate have some pastel color to it. *you could also try using colored candy melts in the same amount as the white chocolate – this is optional and you can always just leave the white chocolate white
- Easter and Springtime-themed sprinkles and candies- the amount is to taste
Kitchen Tools for Easter Crack
- rimmed baking sheet
- measuring spoons and cups
- heavy-duty aluminum foil or parchment paper (I used parchment because it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the toffee as much as the foil)
- baking spatula and/or offset spatula
- medium saucepan
- small bowls for mixing the food coloring and white chocolate – optional
Easter is one of those holidays where desserts are a must. Amongst the most popular are Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Rice Krispie Nests, Carrot Cake Trifle, and these pastel-colored Sugar Cookie Bars. We hope you add this Easter crack recipe to your list of favorite Easter dessert recipes!
- 48 each or more, depending on the size of your baking sheet Saltine crackers (regular)
- 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
- 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 6 ounces white chocolate chip morsels use the best quality possible because white chocolate is a little harder to melt *see below for substitution
- 1-2 drops of gel food coloring I used red to make pink and green – to make the white chocolate have some pastel color to it. *you could also try using colored candy melts in the same amount as the white chocolate – this is optional and you can always just leave the white chocolate white
- Easter and Springtime-themed sprinkles and candy amount to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (make sure the parchment is covering up the sides).
- Cover sheet pan with 48 (or more) saltine crackers.
- Melt the unsalted butter and packed, dark brown sugar in a medium sauce pan. Boil for 5 minutes or until it is mixed and bubbly. Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon.
- Pour carefully over the arranged Saltines.
- Place sheet pan in the preheated oven for 4-5 minutes, the butter-sugar mixture should be bubbly when you take it out.
- Take the sheet pan out and sprinkle the white chocolate chip morsels, after a few minutes, using an offset spatula spread the chocolate evenly.
- Optionally, you can mix 1-2 drops of food coloring with the melted white chocolate and spread it to get a pastel effect. As another option for adding color, you can try using the same amount candy melts as well if you prefer.
- Cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight to allow it to set. Take out and you can break it apart with your hands or use a sharp knife to cut. Package to give for gift-giving and enjoy!
This post originally appeared on the blog on Mar 17, 2018.