I’ve made more than a few batches of cracker candy over the years and I can confidently say that it is always a good idea. This stuff disappears moments after you set it out and newbies are clamoring to know how it’s made. The recipe version I have for you today sticks pretty close to the original, except for one key switch up: peanut butter bits. These salty, bite-sized cracker sandwiches add just the right amount of crunch with a hint of beloved peanut butter flavor. I can’t get enough!
I’ve opted for the mini cracker sandwiches,
- (2) 8.8 oz boxes Peanut Butter Ritz Bits
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp butter, for topping
- Optional: ¼ cup peanuts, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange an even layer of cracker bits to the edges of the baking sheet and set aside.
In a small saucepan, add sugar and butter and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Boil for 3-4 minutes then immediately pour mixture over the arranged crackers.
Bake for 6-8 minutes, caramel will be bubbling.
Let the sheet cool for a few minutes while you melt the chocolate.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in 30 second increments until fully melted.
Pour chocolate over crackers and spread into an even layer.
Top with chopped peanuts if desired.
Allow candy to fully cool before breaking or cutting into pieces (cooling can be sped up in the fridge).
Store in an airtight container.