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Christmas Crack – Saltine Cracker Toffee

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

Christmas Crack

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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Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack - Saltine Cracker Toffee

Buttery sweet and salty saltine cracker toffee is a favorite dessert at our home and after you try it will be yours too.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Crack, homemade candy, Pine bark, Saltine Cracker Toffee, Saltine toffee
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 12 Oz. Chocolate Chips
  • Saltine Crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 by 13" pan with foil. Place one layer of saltines in the pan and set aside. Combine butter and the 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 pan from 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!
    Plate of Christmas Crack

Equipment

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Notes

Delicious salty-sweet chocolate toffee candy is so easy to make. Christmas crack is a holiday favorite so make a double batch.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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Crack Ingredients 

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.

Saltine crackers in the pan

Saltine crackers in the pan

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.

Everything you need to make Christmas Crack

Everything you need to make Christmas Crack

After boiling the mixture for 3 minutes, pour the hot mixture evenly over the crackers.

Pouring the brown sugar and butter mixture over crackers

Pouring the brown sugar and butter mixture over crackers

I used the back of a wooden spoon to spread hot butter and sugar the mixture over the crackers.

Spreading the hot sugar mixture with a wooden spoon

Spreading the hot sugar mixture with a wooden spoon

Remove from the oven after ten minutes of bake time.

Caramelized saltine crackers after baking

Caramelized saltine crackers after baking

Toppings

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.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over hot saltine cracker candy

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over hot saltine cracker candy

 

Spreading the melting chocolate chips

Spreading the melting chocolate chips

Spreading out the chocolate

Spreading out the chocolate

I like to add toppings to the warm chocolate chips, such as a half cup of chopped pecans.

Chopped pecan topping

Chopped pecan topping

Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sugar Cookie cake decorated with candy and icing. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, and every day.

Best Christmas Cookie Cake Ever

Best Christmas Cookie Cake Ever

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Bon appétit,

Kippi

 

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Jennifer Howard

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!!!

Rachel Harper

Monday 14th of December 2020

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Rachel Harper

Monday 14th of December 2020

These sound delicious. Can't wait to try them. Pinned for sure.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 12th of December 2020

This looks so delicious! I shared your link in my weekly blog post this week. Pinned so I can make some! Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.

rachelle

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Kippi, toffee is one of my weaknesses! I'm putting together Christmas post in two weeks on sweet treats, and would love to include your saltine Christmas Crack. It will link back to your post, for proper credit. Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks RR

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