Easy no bake cracker candy treats are perfect for the holidays! Try out this delicious and unique snack, it’s very indulgent!
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Cracker candy is a holiday tradition in our house. We’re making two kinds these days, you can check out the original recipe here!
This version, which uses Ritz crackers, is a little bit different and comes out with the consistency between fudge and Rice Krispie treats.
What does cracker candy taste like?
This delicious dessert is the perfect blend of salty and sweet, it’s buttery and indulgent while also being rich.
This recipe makes 9 servings and while it’s addictive…it’s probably a good thing that it doesn’t make more or all of our waistlines would be in trouble!
Cracker candy holds onto some of those cracker notes so it stays a little bit salty and flaky like the ritz crackers. The saltiness is balanced out by a good amount of sweetness and creaminess added thanks to the marshmallows and butter.
What do I need to make cracker candy at home?
This recipe calls for just four ingredients and they’re all pretty simple. You might have them all on hand right now in fact!
All you need to make a batch of this easy no bake cracker candy is marshmallows, butter, vanilla extract, and ritz crackers.
If you are feeling a little bit wild you can also add some chocolate into the mix. I like to add a thin layer to the top before cutting them, I usually just melt semi-sweet morsels and spread the melted chocolate on top.
How to make this easy and delicious no bake recipe:
Grease a 8″ x 8″ casserole dish and set aside.
Crush your Ritz crackers and set aside.
Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir well, and repeat until completely melted.
Stir the vanilla extract into the melted marshmallow mixture until fully incorporated, and then stir in the crushed Ritz crackers.
Press the Ritz-marshmallow mixture into your prepared casserole dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.
Wow, can you believe it was that easy?! I know, it’s crazy but trust me, once you’ve made a single batch you’ll be back for more!
Everyone begs for this dessert at parties and gatherings. When the holidays roll around I know I’ll be making it time and time again.
If you are looking for other no bake recipes, check these out!
No bake recipes are especially great when you need something you can share with others!
There’s no guilt, no hours spent grumbling in the kitchen, just quick, easy, and indulgent treats that can be prepared in no time and shared with friends and family.
Here are some of my favorite no bake recipes that are perfectly portable and share-worthy! All of these amazing fudge recipes, key lime pie bites, no bake pumpkin cookies, no bake peanut butter cookies, and of course some no bake strawberry cheesecake!
- 3 cups Ritz crackers
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 4 cups marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Grease a 8" x 8" casserole dish and set aside.
- Crush your Ritz crackers and set aside.
- Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir well, and repeat until completely melted.
- Stir the vanilla extract into the melted marshmallow mixture until fully incorporated, and then stir in the crushed Ritz crackers.
- Press the Ritz-marshmallow mixture into your prepared casserole dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
- Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.