sweet and spicy cracker bark

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a recipe by
RC :)
Reading, PA

Recipe appeared in the Reading Eagle in a Food column by Alison Ladman, AP. Picture is also an AP photo by Matthew Mead. Made them for a holiday party and everyone loved them.

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serves varies, based on the size of the pieces
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet and spicy cracker bark

  • saltine crackers (appx 40)
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled crisp-cooked bacon
  • 1/4 c
    toasted sunflower seeds

How To Make sweet and spicy cracker bark

  • 1
    Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with no-stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Arrange saltines in a single layer covering the entire baking sheet.
  • 3
    In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, cayenne, pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • 5
    Pour over crackers and spread to evenly cover all crackers.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 degrees until golden and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove from oven, sprinkle with bacon and sunflower seeds.
  • 8
    Cool completely and break into bite-sized pieces.