It’s time to break out the King Cake Crack Candy for Mardi Gras! With all the colors and flavors of a King Cake, this festive and easy candy is the sweet treat everyone will be reaching for. First, there’s white chocolate and cinnamon. Then there’s a crunch and a little saltiness to counteract the sweetness. So, whip up a giant batch for your Mardi Gras celebrations!


♦ 40-42 saltine crackers

♦ 1 cup unsalted butter

♦ 1 cup brown sugar packed

♦ 1/2 tsp cinnamon

♦ 1 tsp vanilla extract

♦ 12 oz white chocolate chips

+ more for drizzling Green decorative sugar

♦ Yellow decorative sugar

♦ Purple decorative sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place saltine crackers side by side on the parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour the mixture evenly over the crackers. Use a greased spatula to spread over the crackers as needed.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven. Top with 12 oz white chocolate chips. Let rest for 5 minutes. Use a spoon to spread the melted white chocolate evenly over the crackers.
  7. Decorate the top with green, yellow and purple decorative sugars. Drizzle with additional white chocolate as desired. Cool in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  8. Break into pieces, removing from the paper. Store in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag or airtight container.