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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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!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- 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.
Remove from the oven after ten minutes of bake time.
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.
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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Friday 23rd of December 2022
Everything went well till I tried to spread the chocolate chips over the toffee. They didn’t melt completely and when I tried to spread them, the crackers would com up with the chocolate. I even tried melting them under the broiler with the same results. Finally resorted to squashing them with a spoon and dousing them with sprinkles. They’re in the fridge now. I’ll see how they taste after they cool. This is why I don’t bake.
Sunday 18th of December 2022
Please clarify. On this page it says preheat oven to 400 but in another spot it says preheat to 350. Also it states a 10 minute bake time in one spot and 7 minutes in another
Monday 5th of December 2022
I love this Christmas Crack recipe and have always made it and gifted it immediately. This year I would like to make it and freeze - does it freeze well and for how long?
Not Jenny's Boat
Friday 7th of January 2022
This recipe instructs you to preheat the oven to 400 and then further down the page it says preheat to 350. I baked mine on 400 and my crackers were burnt before the 7 minutes was up. Next time, I'll try 350.
Wednesday 16th of December 2020
This stuff is my downfall!!! I don't even make it because I will eat the entire tray!!!! I l love that last shot you took with the green napkin; beautiful!!!