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Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee

Christmas Crack

One of the most popular Christmas Desserts ever is Christmas Crack. Christmas Crack is a simple recipe to make Saltine Cracker Toffee.  Rich and delicious, this is an easy recipe that everyone loves.

Christmas Crack

Make Simple Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee

I remember the first time that someone told me about Christmas Crack. It made no sense at all. How could this dessert made with saltine crackers taste good? But as soon as I had my first bite, I knew it was going to be something I made every holiday season. Christmas Crack is saltine crackers that are made into toffee, then it is covered with chocolate and other goodies. It then gets broken into pieces and this makes the saltine toffee.

Variations on Saltine Toffee

With a basic Christmas Crack recipe, you start with the saltine, butter, sugar, and chocolate. Then you can add in different toppings and such to have variations on saltine toffee.
  • Different Chips: You can use peanut butter chips or caramel chips or whatever other kinds of chips you like. Check out some of the other flavored chips that are sold.
  • Candies: You are not stuck with just MMs. You can use Reeces Pieces, chopped up candy bars, or whatever kind of candy you like including sprinkles.
  • Get Creative: You can add whatever kind of things you want when it comes to making this toffee. Look around at what kind of delicious things you can add to the top of your toffee.

How to Store Cracker Toffee

When you make this cracker toffee, you want to make sure you are storing it right. If not, it will go bad before you can eat it all. You will want to move the toffee to an airtight container or plastic storage baggie. The cracker toffee can be kept at room temperature but if the chocolate starts to get soft, move it to the refrigerator. It will keep for about a week or so, but honestly, this dessert doesn’t last that long. NOt because it spoils but because it is so good, everyone is eating it.

How to Gift Saltine Crack

I love to give food as presents. It is one of my go to present idea for teachers, neighbors, and others. It makes a great gift because everyone loves a treat. So when I make a large batch of saltine crack, I like to make a double batch to give to friends. It is an easy thing to make and since everyone loves it, everyone loves the gift. You can give this as a wonderful present and dress it up in a special way.

  • Special Holiday Plastic Baggies: Especially during the holidays there are pretty decorative bags. These are a pretty and inexpensive way to give this. If you want something a little more decorative, try adding a bow.
  • Christmas Tins: Like the tins that you use to get with Christmas cookies in them, you can often find these to use for giving gifts. Many big box stores have them and also, you can sometimes find them at the dollar store. When I use these types of tins, I like to add a layer of parchment paper or wax paper on the bottom and in between the layers.

There are a lot of ways to pretty this up and maybe you have a special way you like to give food gifts. It doesn’t matter how you do it, people are going to love. You might want to have the recipe ready because they will ask for it.

saltine toffee

Ingredients for saltine cracker toffee

  • Saltine crackers
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • jet-puffed mallow bits (or mini marshmallows)
  • red and green M&M baking chips or mini candies
  • Christmas sprinkles

Ingredients in christmas crack

How to make this Christmas crack recipe

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Fill the entire bottom of the pan with crackers, placing them side by side but not overlapping. Set aside.

saltines on a cookie sheet

Add the brown sugar and butter to a medium sauce pan. Place on stovetop under medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a low boil begins. Remove from heat and allow to cool for one minute. Pour all over the top of the crackers.

spoon pouring toffee on the crackers

Place pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes.

crackers with toffee on top

Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the crackers.

Return to oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the chocolate chips have melted.

Place pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the crackers.

chocolate chips on crackers in a cookie sheet

Return to oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the chocolate chips have melted.

Immediately sprinkle with the mini marshmallow bits, M&M candies and sprinkles.

Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.

Christmas Crack

Before serving, cut into squares. ENJOY!!

More Ideas for Food Gifts

If you love making sweet treats to give to family and friends, you might some more ideas. Here are some other ideas that you might like.

  • Iced Thumbprint Cookies –  You are going to love the sweet/salty combination that these cookies have. They’re buttery, sweet, melt in your mouth deliciousness.
  • Eggnog Cupcakes with Rum-Infused Frosting – Just in time for the holiday season, you should try and gift these Eggnog Cupcakes with Rum Infused Frosting.
  • Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf Inspired by the Gingerbread loaf at Starbucks, you are going to love this sweet loaf bread. Bring the rich gingerbread flavor into your own kitchen.
  • Brown Sugar Maple Cookies – Sweet, Large, Chewy and so flavorful, you are going to love how these cookies come out. Everyone is going to love to get the cookies as a gift any time of year.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies – Everyone loves Whoopy Bars. So these soft cake-like cookies are filled peanut butter to make the most amazing homemade whopping pies ever.
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Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack Saltine Toffee


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

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One of the most popular Christmas Desserts ever is Christmas Crack. Christmas Crack is a simple recipe to make Saltine Cracker Toffee.  Rich and delicious, this is an easy recipe that everyone loves.


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Ingredients

  • 24 Saltine crackers
  • 1 cup brown sugar – packed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 11 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup jet-puffed mallow bits (or mini marshmallows)
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&M baking chips or mini candies
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Fill the entire bottom of the pan with crackers, placing them side by side but not overlapping. Set aside.
  2. Add the brown sugar and butter to a medium sauce pan. Place on stovetop under medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a low boil begins. Remove from heat and allow to cool for one minute. Pour all over the top of the crackers.
  3. Place pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the crackers. Return to oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the chocolate chips have melted.
  4. Immediately sprinkle with the mini marshmallow bits, M&M candies and sprinkles.
  5. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
  6. Before serving, cut into squares. ENJOY!!

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Christmas Crack

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Christmas Crack

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