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Crack Bark

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15 minutes


2 sticks of butter

¾ cup of brown sugar

1 sleeve of Saltine crackers

2 cups of chocolate chips (OPTIONAL)

Disposable cookie sheet with sides

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8 minutes

Kristen Pecci

Team Leader | Senior Associate


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1 tray

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1. Place crackers flat in a single layer on a disposable cookie sheet with sides (alternate crackers one side up, one side down).

2. Preheat oven to 350° F.

3. Make Caramel:

  • Place butter and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat to melt butter, while stirring. Bring to a boil.

  • Boil and stir for 3 minutes, until sugar and butter create a smooth, caramel consistency.

4. Remove saucepan from heat and slowly pour caramel over Saltine crackers (as evenly as possible). Be careful as caramel mixture will be HOT!


5. OPTIONAL: If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips over caramel and crackers.


6. Bake for 8 minutes at 350°.


7. OPTIONAL: If chocolate chips are used, once removed from oven, swirl melted chocolate with a spatula to spread across crackers.


8. Refrigerate until cooled and/or hardened.


9. Break apart (can be uneven) and serve or store in an airtight container.


  • Get creative with different toppings…. Pretzels, marshmallows, potato chips, M&Ms, fruit, anything you like!

  • You can experiment with adding new toppings before or after baking, depending on the level of meltiness you like or the type of crunch!

  • Caramel is very HOT and sticky. Take care when pouring over crackers as you do not want to burn your skin.

  • When pouring caramel, you can drizzle or use a heavier pour but make sure you cover most, if not all the crackers. Use a spatula or butter knife to spread if needed.

  • You can double recipe for more trays. Add additional boiling time and baking time as needed to reach your desired consistency.

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