There is a reason that this favorite Christmas candy is called Christmas Crack. This Christmas Crack Recipe is delicious an addicting. It’s hard to just eat one piece and I know you’ll love this recipe too!
What is Christmas Crack Candy?
The name of this recipe might be causing you to wonder exactly what this is. This Christmas crack candy is a saltine toffee recipe that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Everyone in my family loves this recipe and I make it every Christmas for my family to enjoy and to give as gifts to friends.
You are going to be surprised by how easy this Christmas crack candy recipe is. My kids love helping make this candy recipe and we all have fun creating this recipe around the holidays.
What ingredients are needed to make this candy crack recipe?
You only need 5 ingredients to create this saltine cracker toffee. I love simple and easy recipes and this is definitely one of my favorites.
- Saltine Crackers
- Brown Sugar
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Christmas Sprinkles
Surely you have heard of all these ingredients and can easily find them in your local grocery store!
How to make the toffee layer of Christmas Crack:
First preheat oven to 350 F.
Then line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. A jelly roll pan is essentially a baking sheet with small sides. You will need a jelly roll pan for this recipe to keep the toffee from running off the pan. Also definitely line it with the foil (don’t skip this step) to make sure that clean up is a breeze!
Then spray the foil with a non-stick cooking spray. Again, this is also necessary to ensure that you can easily remove the candy from the pan once it’s ready.
Next fill the bottom of the cookie sheet with crackers and set the pan aside. You don’t have to worry about them being perfectly lined up as the crackers will be broken at the end of this recipe.
Then in a small sauce pan melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add brown sugar once the butter is completely melted and stir to combine the butter and brown sugar thoroughly.
Bring to a boil and continue boiling for approximately 3 minutes. Watch this mixture closely and only boil for 3 minutes so that it doesn’t boil.
Then immediately remove from heat and pour the bubbly mixture over the crackers covering the crackers completely. You can use a spatula to spread it out if needed.
Next place the pan in the oven for 4-5 minutes, or just until the edges of brown sugar mixture get bubbly.
How to make the chocolate layer of this easy Christmas crack recipe:
Then remove from oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the crackers and butter & brown sugar mixture.
Allow the crackers to sit for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. You do not need to put it back in the oven as the heat from the mixture will melt the chocolate perfectly.
Then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cracker layer evenly.
Finally sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles over the melted chocolate to give the saltine cracker toffee a festive look for the holidays.
Then place the pan in the refrigerator to allow the toffee to harden. This should take approximately 30 minutes to one hour.
After this time, remove the toffee from the pan and break it apart. Don’t worry about the pieces being perfect or the same size. I enjoy creating a variety of sizes! Then serve to your favorite people and watch them enjoy this delicious treat.
What variations can you make to this Christmas Crack Toffee:
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can easily switch it up to make it your own or make different batches for your family to enjoy.
Instead of saltine crackers, you can use Ritz crackers or graham crackers. Either of these would be great options for this crack recipe.
Also, you can use your favorite type of chocolate for the chocolate layer. Generally, I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate or dark chocolate would taste amazing as well. Just pick your favorite!
In addition, you can change the topping layer to make different types of toffee for your family to enjoy. For this recipe, I used Christmas sprinkles, but chopped pecans or any type of your favorite candy chopped up would work as well (think Oreos, Butterfingers, Snickers, etc.).
There are so many options to make this candy recipe your own! You could also do half of the pan as one flavor and do the other half as a different flavor. For example, you could use sprinkles on one side and chopped nuts on the other.
This would create 2 different types of saltine toffee for your friends and family to enjoy. Both sound delicious to me!
How long can you store Christmas crack?
Generally, I store this Christmas crack candy in an air tight container at room temperature for up to a week. If it’s warmer where you live, then you might want to keep it in the refrigerator to keep the chocolate from melting.
However, when I make this recipe, it generally doesn’t last an entire week. It’s called Christmas Crack for a reason!
Print this easy Christmas crack toffee recipe below:
Your entire family will devour this Christmas Crack recipe. This Christmas crack candy recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and is perfect for the holidays.
- 40 Saltine Crackers just over a sleeve
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 11.5 oz package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Fill the bottom of the cookie sheet with crackers. Set the pan aside.
- In a sauce pan melt the butter over low-medium heat. Add brown sugar once butter is completely melted and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes.
- Immediately remove from heat and pour bubbly mixture over crackers covering the crackers completely.
- Place pan in the oven for 4-5 minutes, or just until edges of brown sugar mixture gets bubbly.
- Remove pan from oven and immediately and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the crackers.
- Allow the crackers to sit for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. Then use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cracker layer evenly.
- Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles over the melted chocolate (optional).
- Place the pan in the refrigerator to allow the toffee to harden.
- Then remove the toffee from the pan and break it apart. Enjoy!
If you enjoy this festive Christmas dessert, try one of our other great holiday desserts!
- Christmas Puppy Chow Recipe
- How to Make Christmas Tree Brownies
- Adorable Reindeer Cookies
- Easy Red Velvet Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
If you enjoy this easy candy recipe, try these other delicious recipes as well!
- Crock Pot Peanut Butter Clusters
- Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
- Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
- The Best Chocolate Fudge
- Quick and Easy Rolo Pretzels