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Halloween Crack is one of our favorite treats to make. It’s super easy and it allows the kids to have complete freedom when decorating. They can be as creative as they please and it will still turn out fabulous.
It can be made in very little time, without much effort, and it satisfies that salty and sweet flavor so many people love. Also, the best part is that you can make entire sheet of Halloween crack for under $10.
We never make a batch that we don’t pass some out to all of our neighbors. There’s always plenty to share. They enjoy it so much they constantly ask when I plan on making them some more.
This Halloween crack recipe is essentially a candy. The salt from the crackers is the perfect touch to this recipe because it helps offset all the sweetness the chocolate, caramel, sprinkles, sugar, and candy provide in this treat.
What is Halloween Crack Candy?
Halloween crack candy is essentially made with saltine crackers, homemade caramel sauce, chocolate, and the toppings of your choice.
The fun part about making Halloween crack candy is that you can dress it up however you like. There are no rules when it comes to decorating it.
Layout tons of options and let the kids go wild. Let’s be real, they will probably make the Halloween crack look better than you.
(Well, at least my kids make it look much better than I probably can.)
My kids had a blast using tons of Halloween sprinkles and colored sugars but there are so many more options such as:
There really is no limit so use your imagination with this Halloween crack recipe. Just be sure to add the toppings to the chocolate before it cools.
Otherwise, they won’t stick to the chocolate and will basically fall off as soon as you break it apart to serve and try to eat it.
Don't forget to check out my wildly popular Halloween treats post, 30+ Halloween Treats Your Kids Will Love To Make.
Tips On Making the Caramel Sauce
The caramel sauce is by far the hardest part of the recipe and to honest, it isn’t that hard.
The best tip I can give you is to make sure you don’t walk away from the stovetop when you’re making this. It will require your full attention as you can easily burn it if you’re not watching it closely.
Be sure to stir it a couple of times while it’s heating up also. A lot of cook-tops tend to get hotter in the middle of the pot which can cause the caramel sauce to burn if it sits still in the center.
As soon as the bubbling starts, remove it from the heat and pour it on top of the crackers. Spread it immediately over the crackers because it becomes harder to do as it begins to cool.
Keep in mind, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The beauty of Halloween crack is that it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Fall Crack Recipe
Usually, this is a more popular option for those that don’t have kids or celebrate Halloween. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be adjusted for any holiday, season, or celebration. Perhaps you’re looking for a fall crack recipe.
You can alter the toppings to those of fall colors. Utilizing candies, sprinkles, and sugar that are full of the rich reds, oranges, and yellows to correlate with the beautiful fall colors is also a great alternative for making this and turning it into a fall crack recipe.
It can easily be served for any fall gathering.
Ingredients Used to Make This Halloween Crack Recipe
- saltine crackers
- chocolate chips
- brown sugar
- colored sugar
- decorative sprinkles
More Halloween Treats
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Refrigerated and Dairy
- 1 cup butter, unsalted
Baking, Spices and Condiments
- 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Halloween sprinkles
- 1/2 cup Colored sugar, Halloween colors
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Completely cover a cookie sheet with foil including over the edges. Spray with non-stick spray. Line with saltine crackers.
- Heat saucepan to medium heat. Add butter and brown sugar to pan.
- Stir as butter melts to combine. Cook for 7-8 minutes. Once browned and starting to bubble, stir in salt.
- Pour caramel on crackers and spread evenly with spatula.
- Place in oven for roughly 2-3 minutes or until the caramel starts bubbling.
- Remove from oven. Spread chocolate chips evenly on the caramel. Place back in the oven for roughly 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from oven and use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the caramel. Immediately decorate with sprinkles and colored sugar.
- Let cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!