Frugal Christmas Candy Recipe!

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I picked up this recipe a couple of years ago and it has become a Christmas tradition to make it every year since. It is super easy and cheap!  My son has been requesting this for weeks already! Have you ever tried this recipe before?

Frugal Christmas Candy Recipe:


Saltine Crackers
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 Sticks of Butter (1 cup)
2 Bags of Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place a layer saltines onto a cookie sheet.

Then put 2 sticks of butter and a cup of Brown sugar into a sauce pan and melt, stirring continuously.  Once the sugar has completely melted and the mixture has come to a slight boil pour it over the layer of saltines and carefully spread evenly.

Place into oven and bake for about 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and pour 2 bags of chocolate chips over tops evenly.  Once the chips begin to melt you can carefully spread them to make sure to cover the entire pan.

Place cookie sheet into the fridge and allow to cool completely before cutting up into bite size pieces.

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  1. This is a favorite here, we make it every year too. We call it Butter Brickle, YUM!

  2. Love this stuff! We called it Homemade Heath Bars, seriously a favorite with everyone!

  3. I make this every year, too. It’s one of my favorites! We call it Fat on a Cracker!

  4. Kit Cook via Facebook says:

    that looks great and easy

  5. I’m gonna make these today!

  6. It is seriously THE easiest recipe!!

  7. Melissa Soditus Mulvaney via Facebook says:

    Warning…’s addictive!! 😉

  8. Our family also makes these, and you’re right, they are super quick and super yummy! We use graham crackers for the base instead of saltines.

  9. I don’t have saltines, but I have Ritz, will that do? Or do I need to run to the store?

  10. Linda, I bet the Ritz will work just fine. I’ve heard of people using graham crackers too. I personally like the saltiness.

  11. Kit Cook via Facebook says:

    I am preparing to make this, only half of what’s called for as a test run. Guess no need to spray pan to prevent sticking due to butter?

  12. I’ve never had to spray the pan.

  13. Brenda Marie Bayus-Spriet via Facebook says:

    I love this but then I eat em all

  14. Kit Cook via Facebook says:

    Just tried these. All I can say is WOW they are rich! But good!

  15. Julie Cudini via Facebook says:

    Try sprinkling crushed candy canes on top. Yummy

  16. Thanks for posting this again, we made it last year and loved it, have to go to the store tonight :( so I will get the stuff then!

  17. I’m going to break down and try these. I’ve seen the recipe for years but just can’t imagine crackers as candy. You guys all love it, so here goes…

  18. Thanks for the recipe…never tried it but will be making it tonight. :) How long will it keep for, if I store it in a ziploc bag or container? Thanks! :)

  19. I make this all the time but I use mini pretzels instead of crackers. very yummy!

  20. I just discovered these recently from another blogger. When I went to Kroger to pick up some saltines, I found another version of the recipe on the box! I must have been under a rock to have never heard of them before!
    They are awesome, and my husband asked me to make a batch that he could take to work. (and yes, they are addicting!)

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