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King Cake Cracker Candy - Classic New Orleans King Cake flavored candy made with saltine crackers, praline toffee caramel filling, and king cake frosting.

New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake Praline Cracker Candy

Delicious King Cake Cracker Candy made with praline caramel toffee soaked saltine crackers. Topped with King Cake flavored icing and Mardi Gras sprinkles. An easy dessert to make for Fat Tuesday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, creole, Southern
Keyword King Cake Candy, Mardi Gras dessert, Praline Crack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 40 servings
Calories 165kcal


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or cinnamon extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup green, yellow, purple sprinkles
  • ¼ cup pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray very well with cooking spray.
  • Line saltine crackers into rows and columns pushed together with no spaces.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to boil for 3 minutes. Stir in cinnamon.
  • Very slowly and lightly drizzle the hot caramel toffee over the crackers while spreading it across the crackers. Push any crackers together that the caramel separates.
  • Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes. Push any crackers together that caramel gets in between.
  • Microwave chocolate chips in the microwave on power level 3 for 7 minutes. Don't use a silicone spatula to stir it as this can be a common source of moisture that will ruin the chocolate.
  • Heat water until hot. Whisk together powdered sugar, water, and light corn syrup, cinnamon, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate into the frosting. Stir to combine until fully incorporated and smooth.
  • Evenly spread poured fondant across cracker topping.
  • Top with purple, green, and yellow sprinkles. Top with pecans. Allow to cool. Slice and serve.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg