Easy Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee candy, is an easy holiday treat that's salty, sweet, crunchy and so delicious! You'll love this easy dessert!
The teens and I made our favorite Christmas Crack recipe, aka easy saltine toffee, last night, so I thought I'd better share it with you before it's gone! Some people call this cracker toffee Christmas Crack because it is so completely addicting.
We've been making super easy Christmas treats, like Peppermint Bark and Peppermint Fudge, this week to share with friends. The heavier baking and cooking will get done over the weekend when school is out and we have more time. This also means that there's a better chance of these easy holiday treats lasting until Christmas Day!
What's in Christmas Crack? Just Saltine Crackers, butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips!
I don't really even like caramel or toffee, but something this combo makes me love it! I made this once for a teen party, and it was gone in minutes. Seriously!
You've probably seen this Christmas Crack candy recipe before, and it seems everyone has a special version. Once you get used to making it, you can change the recipe to suit your own taste.
How do you make Christmas Crack?
All you need are some Saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar and chocolate--simple enough? I say Saltines out of habit, but any soda cracker will do.
First, line a large jelly roll pan with foil and coat it with butter or a non-stick spray. Then, line it with enough crackers to fill the pan. We even like to break some up to fill in the gaps. Also, set your oven to 400 degrees.
Next, bring two sticks of butter and one tightly packed cup of brown sugar to a rolling boil. Stir the mixture, and watch as it thickens and turns to a caramel color.
On my stove, on medium heat, it took about two minutes. If it gets too thick, it doesn't spread easily.
Then, pour the caramel mixture carefully over the crackers. You want to cover them with caramel, but it's fine if some of the edges stick out. I use a spatula to spread the caramel evenly over the crackers.
When the crackers are covered, put the tray into the oven until the caramel bubbles. For us, this took three minutes, so keep an eye on them.
After you take the crackers out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. We used slightly more than one heaping cup of chips.
I love chocolate, but not everyone in our house does, so I don't use as much as some people do. After the chocolate chips start to melt, spread the chocolate over the caramel.
Some recipes call for putting the Saltine crackers back into the oven, but it's been warm here and they melted enough that we didn't need to do this. After the chocolate covered the crackers, we sprinkled them with a small amount of sea salt and gave them some Christmas color with red and green sugar sprinkles.
Put the Saltine toffee into the refrigerator until it completely cools and hardens. Of course, times will vary according to your area and your will power! Then, just break up the toffee into smaller pieces, and you can dive in.
How long does Christmas Crack last?
Honestly, this disappears fast, but if you keep it tightly covered, it should last about a week.
Christmas Crack Recipe
Christmas Crack (Easy Saltine Toffee)
- 50 Saltine Crackers
- 1 cup butter, two sticks
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- seasonal candy sprinkles or sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Line a large baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick spray
- Line tray evenly with crackers. You may have to break some up to fit.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar, and bring to rolling boil.
- Let boil for 2 minutes, or until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon
- Pour mixture evenly over crackers, and place in oven for about 5 minutes or until bubbly
- Remove from oven, and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over crackers
- Return to oven briefly until chips begin to melt, then remove, and spread chocolate with spatula. Sprinkle with festive candy sprinkles and sea salt, if desired
- Place tray in refrigerator until firm, then break up into smaller pieces
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
You'll definitely want to add this easy saltine toffee recipe to your holiday baking list!