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Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy is so buttery and crunchy with just the right amount of bourbon flavor. It’s easy to make and keeps well in a ziptop bag. This southern treat is perfect for a Kentucky Derby Party.

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy


Just a few basic ingredients and 10 minutes of bake time are needed for this addictingly sweet candy.

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy with pecans


It’s so crunchy and sweet it’s difficult to stop eating.

You’ll need a large baking sheet and you’ll want to line it with parchment paper. This stuff is sticky!

How to Make Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy


Break 14 graham crackers into 4 rectangles each and lay them side by side on the parchment paper. Place a whole pecan in the center of each graham cracker piece. You can skip the pecans if you don’t like them, but bourbon and pecans are such a great combination.

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy


In a saucepan bring some butter, brown sugar, and a little salt to a boil. Stir in the bourbon and then pour the mixture evenly over the graham crackers. Careful not to dislodge the pecans. Bake for 10 minutes and then let cool before breaking into pieces.

This candy is like sugary crack! You won’t be able to stop eating it.

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy

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Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy

Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy is so buttery and crunchy with just the right amount of bourbon flavor. 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
SERVINGS: 56 pieces


  • 14 graham cracker rectangles
  • 56 whole pecans
  • 14 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Break each graham cracker into 4 small rectangles and place them touching each other on the prepared baking sheet. Place a pecan on each graham cracker piece.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and brown sugar. Add the salt, and stirring constantly, bring it to a full rolling boil. Stir in bourbon and remove from heat.
  • Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over graham crackers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Set the pan on a cooling rack and let cool to room temperature.
  • Break into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Candy

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57 thoughts on “Bourbon Graham Cracker Candy”

  1. Very yummy! But mine are sticky and need to be peeled away rather than broken up. Storing in a bag will create one big jumbled mess. I baked at 350 for 10 mins. Would boiling the syrup longer help?

  2. Used the salted caramel crown and added a dark chocolate salted Carmel chocolate drizzle. The bridal party loved the treat before the wedding. Even the groomsman came to taste the sweet treat 🙂

  3. Marca Teresa Selway-Kaplar

    We have made these every year now since you posted this, I didn’t have regular graham or bourbon so I subbed cinnamon graham and salted caramel bourbon made these delicious treats -that my kids call Christmas Crack 🙂 – even better than they were before
    I also add 2 tbsps of heavy whipping cream when stirring in the bourbon and the mixture seems to be easier to apply and gives the cracker that creamy toffee taste.

  4. Samantha Eberle

    I don’t know anything about bourbon can someone recommend what kind/brand to buy for this recipe?

  5. Made this and pecan half fell off all crackers. Also the sugar on edges burned even though I only baked for 10 minutes.

  6. Yum! A couple of options, although it’s perfect as is: 1. You can use chopped pecans and sprinkle them over the crackers instead of placing a single pecan on each cracker. 2. You can use saltine crackers instead of graham for a little salty/sweet combo. I also like someone else’s suggestion for adding chocolate, but this is one lily of a recipe that needs no gilding!

    1. Beverly Davis

      Isn’t the 14 Tablespoons of Butter a little bad for yur arteries?? We cut butter down to 8 tablespoons (1Stick) Please advise

  7. What is the shelf life of these if packaged in cellophane bags? they look incredibly delicious, I’m trying them this weekend.

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