Christmas Crack is a buttery sweet and salty saltine cracker toffee. It is a favorite dessert at our home, and after you try, it will be yours too. This wonderful dessert is also referred to as Christmas crack, candy crack, and pine bark, to name a few.
Christmas Crack Recipe
I stumbled upon this beautiful dessert at church. My friend made it, so I had to ask her for the recipe. Once you try this heavenly saltine toffee bark, you will understand why I had her recipe.
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What is Christmas Crack | Candy Crack?
What is Christmas crack? It is a saltine cracker covered in a buttery brown sugar sauce, then baked and topped off with dark chocolate.
The salty cracker crunch, caramelized butter, and brown sugar with dark chocolate are the perfect combination of textures and flavors for this unforgettable indulgence. Simple. Easy. Delicious.
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- Nine by 13″ pan
- Cooking rack
- Non-stick aluminum foil
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups
- Silicone hot pads
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- Chocolate – The perfect top layer for a toffee like treat. You can use milk or dark chocolate chips, wafers, or chopped up bar.
- Butter – Enhances flavor and texture to create and helps create a toffee base to pour over the crackers.
- Saltine Crackers – The crunchy salty base to the Christmas Crack. Any saltine crackers should work. We tend to use Premium Original Saltine Crackers. You can use Ritz if you prefer.
- Dark Brown Sugar – The base of the toffee mixture that soaks into and hardens on the saltine crackers creating a brittle experience.
Christmas Crack - Saltine Cracker Toffee
- 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Butter
- 12 Oz. Chocolate Chips
- Saltine Crackers
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 by 13" pan with foil. Place one layer of saltines in the pan and set it aside. Combine butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a rolling boil for 3 minutes while stirring. Pour mixture over the crackers and bake in the oven for 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the candy melts over the candy. As they melt, spread them like icing, then add sprinkles and candies. Refrigerate to cool, then break off pieces and enjoy!
How to Make Christmas Crack
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
- Saltine Crackers (enough to cover a nine by 13 baking sheet)
The first step is to line the nine by 13″ pan with foil.
Then add saltine crackers in a single layer.
This recipe uses only four ingredients, thus making this the easiest candy recipe ever. I used a heavy saucepan to boil the butter and brown sugar mixture.
After boiling the mixture for 3 minutes, pour the hot mixture evenly over the crackers.
I used the back of a wooden spoon to spread hot butter and sugar the mixture over the crackers, but a spatula is even better for this job.
Bake for 10 minutes in 350 degree F oven.
Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire cooling rack. Then immediately spread the chocolate chips evenly over the hot saltine toffee. After the chocolate starts melting, use a spatula to spread it evenly over the entire surface. You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave and pour it over the toffee.
I like to add toppings to the warm chocolate chips, such as a half cup of chopped pecans.
You can find my favorite Chrismas Cookie recipes in this earlier post. I am sure they will be your favorites too.
You may want to try these recipes too:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is delicious and easy to make using the Nestle Toll House recipe everyone loves for the basic recipe.
Sugar Cookie cake decorated with candy and icing. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, and every day.
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