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How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

If you’re looking for a super inexpensive and delicious snack, you need to make some cinnamon sugar crackers you can’t say no to.

Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon sugar in a bowl next to cinnamon sugar crackers

My mom used to make us cinnamon sugar toast, and it was a delicious dessert. We could hardly wait to take it out of the oven.

She’d spread the butter on the bread, mix some cinnamon and sugar in a bowl, and sprinkle it on the toast. Oh, man, it was delicious. 

To make an entire sheet of cinnamon sugar crackers costs less than a dollar. And, the kids will love helping you make these!

But, you can’t take the toast to work or school for a snack. So, what’s a girl to do?

Cinnamon Sugar Saltine Crackers

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

  • Add the cinnamon and sugar to a bowl and mix together
  • Lay the saltine crackers out on a baking sheet.
  • Melt the butter in a cup and pour over the crackers.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the crackers.
  • Broil for a few minutes and allow the crackers to cool.

How To Make Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

Sugar in a bowl next to a red kitchen towel

First, start by adding sugar to a small bowl.

Cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl next to a red kitchen towel.

Second, add the cinnamon to the bowl.

Mixing cinnamon and sugar in a bowl with a spoon.

Third, mix the cinnamon and sugar together. 

Crackers lined up on a cookie sheet

Fourth, lay the saltine crackers out on a greased cookie sheet. 

You can use any type of crackers that you like for this recipe, but saltines seem to work best.

TIP: Be sure to grease the cookie sheet before adding the crackers, because the sugar can melt and become brittle on the pan and it’s not fun having to use extra elbow grease to clean up.

Pouring butter over crackers on a cookie sheet.

Fifth, melt the butter and pour it over the crackers. 

Pouring cinnamon sugar over crackers on a cookie sheet.

And sixth, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the crackers with a spoon. Don’t be shy with the mixture. You can put a lot on the crackers.

It’s not always easy, but try not to get the mixture on the baking sheet itself, as the sugar will burn a little while cooking.

Cinnamon sugar crackers on parchment paper next to a bowl

Finally, broil the cinnamon sugar saltine crackers for just a few minutes.

TIP: They cook fast so be sure to keep an eye on them in the oven. Don’t start doing dishes or folding laundry (like I try to do sometimes) because things tend to burn fast on the broil setting.

Look at the deliciousness! Yum, yum, yum!! Cinnamon sugar crackers are such a super cheap and delicious treat.

You can take them to work with you or send them to school with the kids. They will love you for it, and all of their friends will be begging for some, too.

Cinnamon sugar cracker recipe on parchment paper.

Other cinnamon sugar recipes y’all will love:

Cinnamon Sugar Ratio

You always want to have a larger ration of sugar to cinnamon, or you’ll overpower the sweet taste with the seasoning.

I use 1/3 cup of sugar to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and that seems to be a great ratio. You can always use more of each to suit your taste.

This ratio is also perfect for using on toast, with butter, as well.

Does Cinnamon Have Sugar?

No, cinnamon does not have sugar. You have to add the spice to the sugar in order to make the cinnamon sugar recipe.

Easy cinnamon sugar crackers on a plate.

Cinnamon Sugar Crackers Recipe Card

You’ll find the easy cinnamon sugar crackers recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! You’ll love how super easy this recipe is to make. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your crackers on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us. 

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Remember the days when your mom would make cinnamon toast bread? If you've got a few minutes, you can make a sheet of cinnamon sugar crackers that will last for days, and you won't be able to say no to them.

How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Crackers You Can't Say No To

Yield: 35 crackers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you’re looking for a super inexpensive and delicious snack, make some Cinnamon Sugar Crackers you can’t say no to.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 sleeve of Saltine crackers
  • 3/4 stick butter (melted)


Preheat oven on the broil setting

  1. Add the cinnamon and sugar to a small bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay the crackers out on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Melt the butter in the microwave and pour on the crackers.
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  5. Broil for a few minutes.


Be sure to keep an eye on the cinnamon sugar crackers as they will cook fast in the broiler.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 35 crackers Serving Size: 1 cracker
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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For more delicious recipes: Julia’s Simply Southern, South Your Mouth, and Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


Tuesday 21st of November 2023

I'm just spit balling, but why not butter the crackers and put the cinnamon sugar on while holding them over the bowl/dish? In my head it sounds easier, if a bit more time consuming.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 21st of November 2023

You can definitely do that, too. I'm good either way as long as I get to eat them. ;)


Friday 11th of March 2022

Hi. Can you use Ritz crackers instead of the saltines?

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 13th of March 2022

I haven't tried it but it would probably be good!

Beverly Short

Saturday 9th of January 2021

When I saw this post I had to showB my husband because he made these back in the 60's when he was a teen. They ate them as a snack.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 9th of January 2021

How fun! Maybe y’all can make some more! Glad you stopped by. :)

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Monday 29th of June 2020

How far should the tray of crackers be from the flame in the broiler?

Julie Pollitt

Monday 29th of June 2020

That's a great question! I would say about halfway down the oven. I keep the rack in the same place that I do for other meals. But, keep an eye on it because the broiler works fast - I've burned many things with the broiler ;)

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