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This Christmas Crack recipe is also known as Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee. It’s easy to make with just 4 ingredients –  saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate!

The melted chocolate makes the perfect sweetness to this saltine toffee recipe! Once you line them on the baking sheet, the cracker candy will be ready in no time at all!

saltine cracker toffee with melted chocolate on top

Saltine Cracker Toffee

This recipe, sometimes known as Christmas Crack, could not be any easier for a delicious Holiday Treat – just like Grandma used to make!

I love this Christmas Candy Recipe so much! It’s right up there with my Easy Crock Pot Candy, No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies and Peanut Butter Blossoms – YUM!

close up of Christmas crack broken into pieces

This Christmas Candy Classic recipe is sometimes known as “Christmas Crack” but I can’t ever call it that! haha!

I’m sure there are a ton of ways to make this recipe, but this is the easiest and most old-fashioned version I could find.

I just know you’re going to love it, too! This Saltine Cracker Toffee makes the perfect item for gift-giving, too!

Add several pieces to small cellophane gift bags with a pretty ribbon or in a cookie box. It’s everyone’s favorite!

step by step how to make saltine toffee recipe

Ingredients

  • saltine crackers – You have to have saltines for this saltine cracker toffee recipe! Some people use Ritz crackers as well.
  • brown sugar – I like to make sure it’s packed in the measuring cup.
  • butter – For desserts, I always use unsalted butter.
  • chocolate chips – The more chocolate, the better!

How to Make Christmas Crack

Step 1. Preheat

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Cover with foil

Cover a cookie sheet with foil and place a single layer of saltines on the cookie sheet.

Step 3. Boil on the stove

Bring butter, sugar, and vanilla to a rolling boil for three minutes. Pour evenly over saltines. Gently spread to make even. Bake for 6 minutes or until bubbly.

Step 4. Add chocolate chips

While the toffee is still hot and bubbly, pour chocolate chips evenly on top of the candy. When the chocolate chips begin to melt, gently spread chocolate over toffee. Sprinkle with sliced almonds or your favorite nut, if desired.

Step 5. Freeze

Freeze for one hour. Break into pieces.
 
 

Variations & Substitutions

  • If you want to add peanut butter chips or use them instead, go for it! That would make a really great flavor and taste! Warm the ingredients in the saucepan over medium heat like the recipe says and just replace the milk chocolate chips with the peanut butter chips in the recipe directions.
  • I also think that this would be super interesting to make with graham crackers, so let me know if you try it!
  • If you want to add another layer of flavor, you can always drizzle with caramel and then add on bits of pecans as well.

Christmas Crack FAQS

How do I store leftovers?

These treats can be stored in the fridge or left on the counter. Just make sure that you add them to an airtight container to stay fresh.

How do I keep these from sticking to the baking pan or jelly roll pan?

I always layer my pan with aluminum foil and also spray with cooking spray. That way, they don’t stick and you don’t waste any of that goodness! Just use a spatula to remove once you’ve broken it up and are ready to eat.

Can you add nuts to this dessert?

If you want to you can! I wouldn’t stir them into the melted chocolate but they’d probably be great on top! It’d be great to kick up the amount of fiber!

When that baking bug hits in November or December, make this yummy recipe! It’s literally the best!

saltine cracker toffee on a serving plate

More Christmas Cookies

Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee

This Christmas Crack recipe is also known as Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee. It's easy to make with just 4 ingredients –  saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover cookie sheet with foil and place a single layer of saltines on cookie sheet.
  • Bring butter, sugar, and vanilla to a rolling boil for three minutes. Pour evenly over saltines. Gently spread to make even. Bake for 6 minutes or until bubbly.
  • While toffee is still hot and bubbly, pour chocolate chips evenly on top of candy. When the chocolate chips begin to melt, gently spread chocolate over toffee. Sprinkle with sliced almonds or your favorite nut, if desired.
  • Freeze for one hour. Break into pieces. Can be stored in the fridge or left on counter.
Keyword: christmas cookies
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Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My mom used to make a similar cookie with graham crackers and the syrup, then sprinkled with chopped pecans. Loved them.

  2. With 2 sticks of butter, this has got to be delicious! 😉

  3. Cat Davis says:

    You know, I’ve never heard of anything like this but it sure looks good. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Cat, you’ll all be addicted to it! I had to cover it up and put it in the garage to keep me and my husband away from it!

      1. Katie Campbelll says:

        I made this today. When I took it out of the freezer it was soft. Tastes good, but the toffee is soft. I let the butter, etc. boil for 3 minutes – in fact I was afraid it would boil over and I was afraid it had boied too long. What did I Katiedo wrong?

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