Cranberry Chocolate Walnut Brickle Recipe

There's a reason that brickle is also called 'crack'—this stuff is crazy absorbing. Graham crackers are baked with a quick homemade caramel then given a layer of melted dark chocolate scattered with cranberries and walnuts. A sprinkle of fleur de sel takes it over the top.

Recipe Details

Cranberry Chocolate Walnut Brickle Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 2 hrs 25 mins
Serves 12 servings


  • About 16 graham crackers

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, diced

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 cups (10 ounces) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel, such as Maldon


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper to fit, then cover the parchment paper with graham crackers.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Stir occasionally until butter is melted, letting come to a boil. Let it boil until thickened, three minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately pour caramel mixture over graham crackers to coat.

  3. Place crackers in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and top bubbling caramel with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to smooth melted chips evenly across brickle. Scatter cranberries, walnuts, and fleur de self evenly across surface. Let stand until completely cooled and set, about 2 hours. (If desired, place in the refrigerator to speed up cooling.)

  4. Store brickle between layers of wax paper in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, or in the fridge.


Brickle makes a great holiday gift, just be sure to keep it cool so that the chocolate doesn't melt. I keep mine stored between layers of wax paper.

Special Equipment

Medium saucepan, baking sheet, parchment paper, aluminum foil, offset spatula

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
409 Calories
28g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 409
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 186mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)