Bacon Crack. A.K.A Bacon Saltine Cracker Candy. If you've never tried this you're missing out! Oh boy! The brown sugar against the saltiness of the bacon, and the combination with the caramel. Gosh!

Bacon Crack. A.K.A Bacon Saltine Cracker Candy. If you've never tried this you're missing out!

This is an easy recipe, and well... simply delicious! In fact, it is one of our most popular candy recipes on Lovefoodies and always extremely popular over Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Great for taking along to parties, celebrations and gatherings.

We've got quite a few sweet snacks which are always popular. You can take a look at more of them here

This recipe has been generously shared by Cathy Kopp.  Cathy's also kindly added a few notes and tips along the way so everyone can make this!

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Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

16-inch x 111-inch tray

Ingredients

1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 lb Bacon

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a greased or sprayed rimmed baking sheet (16" x 11") and cover with foil or parchment so it also comes up the sides.

2. Chop the bacon into bits and cook in a pan until crispy. Drain on some kitchen paper, pat down to remove as much grease as possible, then set aside.

3. Put down a single layer of crackers to cover the pan

4. In a saucepan, add the sugar and butter and heat until it has all melted and begins to boil. Be careful because this mixture is HOT. Give it a stir and when the syrup is boiling, continue to boil for 3 full minutes.

5. After 3 minutes, pour the mixture, CAREFULLY (It is hot remember!) over the crackers and place in the oven for 5 minutes.

6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the bacon all over. Allow to completely cool then break in to pieces.

This photo shows a tray of bacon crack without the bacon! You can add some chopped nuts instead, or chocolate bits. Make it how you like!

Christmas Crack

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Bacon Crack recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Below, Cathy has made up some lovely Christmas gifts with her Bacon Crack and also her Joy Cookies. Wonderful!

Bacon Crack in gift jar

Recipe Card

Bacon Crack. A.K.A Bacon Saltine Cracker Candy. If you've never tried this you're missing out!

Bacon Crack

Yield: 40
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Bacon Crack. A.K.A Bacon Saltine Cracker Candy. If you've never tried this you're missing out!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lb Bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a greased or sprayed rimmed baking sheet (16" x 11") and cover with foil or parchment so it also comes up the sides.
  2. Chop the bacon into bits and cook in a pan until crispy. Drain on some kitchen paper and set aside.
  3. Put down a single layer of crackers to cover the pan
  4. In a saucepan, add the sugar and butter and heat until it has all melted and begins to boil. Be careful because this mixture is HOT. Give it a stir and when the syrup is boiling, continue to boil for 3 full minutes.
  5. After 3 minutes, pour the mixture, CAREFULLY (It is hot remember!) over the crackers and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the bacon all over. Allow to completely cool then break in to pieces.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 16 x 11 inch pan
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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  1. 1 star
    This is the most infuriating thing I have ever made! It stuck to the parchment paper and would not peel off for anything!! I made an entire tray and had to throw it out because the paper was all stuck to it!

  2. My girlfriend use to make similar one’s to these every year at Christmas but she used Hershey Chocolate bars over the saltine cracker’s first. Let the bars melt then add the butter and brown sugar mixture with the crispy bacon, or pieces of nuts. It tasted like a soft English toffee. So easy and so good

  3. Is it best to store in a ziplock or leave out? I’m afraid it it will get soggy if I seal it. I’m taking to a cookie exchange and want it to taste crisp! LOVE your recipe!

    1. Hi Arlene, thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes.
      I don’t have a cookbook at the moment, but working on one for next year so stay tuned!

      1. Does the bacon crack require refrigeration? I would like to mail some in a cookie tin but don’t want to poison the recipients.