Salted Caramel Cracker Bites



4 cups oyster crackers
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
1 teaspoon kosher salt



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or aluminum foil) and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread your crackers in a even layer on the baking sheet.
In a large pan on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
Turn up the heat until the mixture begins boil. Stir continuously for about 3-4 minutes while the mixture gets bubbly and lighter in color. It will smell delicious!
Turn off the heat and quickly pour over the top of the crackers. Mix gently with a rubber spatula until all of the crackers are completely coated.
Sprinkle the kosher salt over the top of the crackers.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Ovens vary and sugar burns easily, so keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
Allow the crackers to cool. Then break into pieces. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.


Recipe Variations

  • Combine 3 TB granulated sugar and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top of the crackers after baking.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or other spice if you like a kick.

Ingredient Notes:

  • I used Nabisco Premium Oyster Crackers for the recipe. They are much bigger than the store brands.
  • I highly recommend using vanilla paste instead of extract. The flavor and aroma are amazing. A couple brands that I personally use and recommend are Neilsen-Massey and Cambie Confections.