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This yummy treat is perfect for just about any occasion. Graham cracker crack is great for holiday dessert trays, cookie exchanges, or just a regular day when you crave something sweet.

graham cracker crack in a white bowl

Ready for a super fun and tasty treat? Today, I’m thrilled to share with you an amazing recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cracker Crack!

It’s a huge hit during the Christmas season and a favorite at holiday parties or in gift bags! But it’s so good we make it and give it away year-round.

Picture this: crispy graham cracker squares layered with a homemade caramel mixture, topped with crunchy pecans, and a hint of cinnamon.

The result? A sweet, crunchy, and totally addictive snack! Seriously, I can’t stop eating the stuff. Jeremy can attest to this!!

The best thing about this recipe? It’s incredibly easy to make. With a few simple steps and ingredients, you’ll whip up one of the easiest desserts you’ve ever made – totally the perfect treat.

And let me tell you, it’s so delicious that it might just become a staple in your house! One bite, and you’ll be hooked, along with anyone you share it with.

So, let’s get our baking pan ready and dive into making this wonderful Graham Cracker Crack. It’s a perfect way to sweeten up your day!

Some of our other favorite sweet treat recipes we have on our site include: The BEST Recipe for Sweet Chex Mix, Fudgy Sweetened Condensed Milk Brownies, and Lemon Berry Sweet Rolls.

overhead image graham cracker crack

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Super Easy to Make: With simple ingredients and easy steps, this recipe is a breeze.
  2. Irresistibly Delicious: The combination of sweet cinnamon pecans, caramel, and crackers is mouthwateringly good.
  3. Perfect for Sharing: Ideal for big batch cooking, great for cookie plates at parties.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Graham crackers
  • Chopped pecans
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salted butter
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Heavy cream
ingredients needed to make graham cracker crack

HOW TO MAKE GRAHAM CRACKER CRACK:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the pecans, white sugar, water, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir to combine until melted.
  4. Continue to cook the pecans, stirring constantly until most of the liquid has evaporated, 8-10 minutes.
  5. Immediately place the pecans onto a piece of foil to harden while you do the next steps.
  6. Place the sheets of graham crackers, touching onto the prepared sheet tray.
how to make the pecans for graham cracker crack
  1. In a medium-sized saucepot, add the butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly until the butter and sugar has melted.
  2. Still, stir constantly and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Once it is at a boil, boil for 1 minute, and continue to stir.
making the caramel for graham cracker crack
  1. Immediately pour the mixture over the top of the graham crackers. It will not fully cover the graham crackers; that’s okay.
  2. Sprinkle the hardened pecans all over the top, including any cinnamon sugar that fell off of them. Gently press the pecans into the caramel, do not use your hands but a spatula since the caramel is very hot.
  3. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow the pralines to come to room temperature, and then break them into smaller pieces that are easy to eat. 
final steps for making graham cracker crack

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative.

Almonds, walnuts, or even pecans can add a unique twist to the recipe.

Each type of nut brings its own flavor and crunch, so you can experiment to see which one you like best.

Dark brown sugar is not a must, although it does provide a deeper, more caramel-like flavor due to its higher molasses content.

Light brown sugar is a perfectly good substitute and will still give your easy graham cracker toffee a lovely, sweet taste.

The choice between dark and light brown sugar can be based on what you have in your pantry or the flavor profile you prefer.

graham cracker crack in a white serving bowl with glass of milk

You better believe it! As with most sweet treats like this, there are all kinds of options here.

  • Drizzle of melted chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles of sea salt for a salty-sweet flavor
  • Swirls of melted white chocolate chips
  • Dusting of cocoa powder
  • Shredded coconut for extra crunch
  • A handful of toffee bits
  • Sprinkle of crushed graham cracker crumbs

I’ve always got a few things up my sleeve for you on this. Check it out!

  • Gluten-free graham crackers for a gluten-free version
  • Coconut oil instead of butter for a dairy-free option
  • Almond extract in place of vanilla
  • Use saltine crackers in place of graham crackers for a saltine cracker toffee
up close image of graham cracker crack stacked on each other

HOW TO STORE:

Room Temp: Keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

Freezer: Freeze in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Line your cookie sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • Add the pecan topping immediately so everything sticks.
  • Break into small pieces for snack-sized treats.
  • Store in a cool, dry place to maintain the toffee perfection.
  • Experiment with toppings to find your perfect combination.
a hand holding up a piece of graham cracker crack in the air

Graham Cracker Crack is more than just a treat; it’s a delightfully yummy experience.

It’s one of those perfect treats that bring a smile to everyone’s face, whether it’s part of your Christmas cookies collection or a quick treat for movie nights.

So, grab your ingredients, and let’s make some delicious Graham Cracker Crack. Get ready for your new go-to recipe for sweet cravings!

If you’ve tried this GRAHAM CRACKER CRACK, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cracker Crack (Pecan Toffee Bars)

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
This yummy treat is perfect for just about any occasion. Graham cracker crack is great for holiday dessert trays, cookie exchanges, or just a regular day when you crave something sweet.
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pecans, white sugar, water, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir to combine until melted.
    1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup water, 2 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Continue to cook the pecans, stirring constantly until most of the liquid has evaporated, 8-10 minutes.
  • Immediately place the pecans onto a piece of foil to harden while you do the next steps.
  • Place the sheets of graham crackers, touching onto the prepared sheet tray.
    12 whole graham crackers
  • In a medium-sized saucepot, add the butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly until the butter and sugar has melted.
    1 cup salted butter, 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • Still, stir constantly and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Once it is at a boil, boil for 1 minute, and continue to stir.
  • Immediately pour the mixture over the top of the graham crackers. It will not fully cover the graham crackers; that’s okay.
  • Sprinkle the hardened pecans all over the top, including any cinnamon sugar that fell off of them. Gently press the pecans into the caramel, do not use your hands but a spatula since the caramel is very hot.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the pralines to come to room temperature, and then break them into smaller pieces that are easy to eat.

Notes

  • Line your cookie sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • Add the pecan topping immediately so everything sticks.
  • Break into small pieces for snack-sized treats.
  • Store in a cool, dry place to maintain the toffee perfection.
  • Experiment with toppings to find your perfect combination.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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