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Saltine Cracker Toffee, aka Christmas Crack

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Saltine Cracker Toffee, aka Christmas Crack,  is made with saltines, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and then sprinkled with holiday sprinkles. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, This is one of the most addictive treats that everyone loves around the holidays so be prepared to share the recipe!

Christmas Crack

Saltine Cracker Toffee

Everyone loves a good treat around the holidays and this Christmas crack toffee is just that! It is easy to make and a crowd favorite among kids and adults. The best news is that you can make this in about 15 minutes. Pair this with other delicious treats like our Easy Churro Cheesecake bars and our heath brownies and you will have a bunch of happy guests at your next gathering. 

Christmas Toffee Saltines

What is Christmas Crack?

If you have never heard of Christmas crack you are in for a real treat! It is also known as saltine cracker toffee which consists of saltine crackers, an easy homemade toffee that is then topped with chocolate. Around the holidays you will typically find these sprinkled with festive sprinkles or candies.

Close up of saltine Toffee

What do I need to get started?

  • Saltine crackers – any brand
  • aluminum foil
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar 
  • Chocolate chips 
  • White chocolate chips – I like to use Ghirardeli’s for melting
Ingredients for Christmas Crack

How to make this christmas crack recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a 15×10 inch baking sheet with tinfoil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Line the saltine crackers in a single layer over a jelly roll pan, then set aside. 
  3. In a small saucepan combine the unsalted butter, granulated sugar and the brown sugar. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. 
  4. When it comes to a rolling boil, boil for 3 minutes, a candy thermometer should read between 270 ° and 290° when it is ready. 
  5. Remove from the stove and pour over the crackers, spreading evenly over the crackers. 
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips. You may wish to place the pan back in the oven for a minute to help melt the chips. 
  8. Spread the chocolate chips over the caramel. 
  9. While the chocolate is melting, place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 1 minute, stir till smooth, you may need an additional 10 to 20 seconds. 
  10. Drizzle the white chocolate over the chocolate while the chocolate is still soft. Take a knife and run it through the white chocolate to make swirls in the chocolate. 
  11. You can add any extra sprinkles or candies at this time before the chocolate is set. Place the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes till completely set. 
  12. Break into pieces before serving.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Use a candy thermometer for best results. If you do not have one, make sure to start timing once the candy has reached a rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes.
  • When it comes to the chocolate chips,  you can use any type that you prefer. I alternate between semi-sweet, milk, dark, and white chocolate chips. 
  • Use a good quality chocolate when making this recipe. 
  • Add sprinkles to the tops if you prefer. You can also use chopped nuts or small chocolate candies. 
  • Pay special attention to the toffee when it is boiling. It can quickly burn if you aren’t paying attention. 
  • When you are breaking your toffee into pieces it does not need to be perfect! Feel free to just break it into all kinds of sizes to give it character. 
Christmas Crack Toffee saltines

Storage

You will want to store your Christmas crack saltine toffee in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 

Can I Serve Saltine Cracker Toffee Right away?

You will need to let it sit for a bit before serving. As it sits this helps the toffee and chocolate to set properly. Once this happens you can serve it. 

Crack Saltines

Can you make Christmas Crack Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make this up to 7 days ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Prior to serving, break it into pieces and then enjoy.

Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee
Christmas Crack

Saltine Cracker Toffee, aka Christmas Crack

Yield: 3 pounds
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Saltine Cracker Toffee, aka Christmas Crack,  is made with saltines, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and then sprinkled with holiday sprinkles. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. This is one of the most addictive treats that everyone loves around the holidays so be prepared to share the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 40-45 saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Extras: nuts, sprinkles, toffee pieces, other candy pieces, crushed peppermint

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a 15x10 inch baking sheet with tinfoil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Line the saltine crackers over the pan, then set them aside. 
  3. In a small saucepan combine the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. 
  4. When it comes to a rolling boil, boil for 3 minutes, a candy thermometer should read between 270 ° and 290° when it is ready. 
  5. Remove from the stove and pour over the crackers, spreading evenly over the crackers. 
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips. You may wish to place the pan back in the oven for a minute to help melt the chips. 
  8. Spread the melted chocolate chips over the caramel. 
  9. While the chocolate is melting, place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 1 minute, stir till smooth, you may need an additional 10 to 20 seconds. 
  10. Drizzle the white chocolate over the chocolate while the chocolate is still soft. Take a knife and run it through the white chocolate to make swirls in the chocolate. 
  11. You can add any extra sprinkles or candies at this time before the chocolate is set. Place the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes till completely set. 
  12. Break into pieces before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 45 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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