White Christmas Cracker Candy

This is my Christmas variation of Cracker Candy made with white chocolate, pistachios, and dried cherries. Ho, Ho, Ho!  

White Christmas Cracker Candy

40 Saltine Crackers (use the salted ones)
1 cup unsalted butter, no substitutions please
1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup roughly chopped pistachios
5 ounces dried cherries

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil then with a sheet of parchment paper. Place saltines, sides touching in rows, in pan. In a medium saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar and salt to a full rolling boil (that’s when stirring won’t stop the mixture from boiling even in the middle of the pan). Set timer and boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  

Remove pan from heat and pour praline sauce over saltines. Quickly spread sauce with a spoon over all saltines. Place pan in oven and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle white chocolate chips evenly over crackers. Wait 5 minutes then spread melted chocolate chips over surface of crackers with a knife. Sprinkle evenly with pistachios and cherries.  Gently press toppings into white chocolate. Freeze until hard. Break or cut into pieces. Store in zip-top plastic bags in freezer. Hide your personal stash behind the peas so no one will find it! Makes about 24 pieces. Enjoy! 

Published in The News and Neighbor on December 8, 2021.

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