Saltine Cracker Toffee – AKA Christmas Crack! Are you ready for the easiest recipe of your life? Seriously this stuff is incredible! Not only is it unbelievably quick and easy to make but it the stuff melts in your mouth! You get the salty, the crunchy, the sweet, the decadent chocolate and then of course your choice of topping.
Christmas Crack Recipe
I did sprinkles and nuts but I was thinking for Fall it would be fun to do half with white chocolate and dried apples to get sort of that caramel apple effect.
However you top them, or even if you just choose to leave them simply covered in chocolate alone, you are going to want to try these soon.
Trust me. As I’m writing this post and talking about them, I can’t stop going back for more, these toffee covered crackers are addictive I tell you.
Maybe you’d be better off not ever knowing how amazing it is :). The other dangerous part about this is that they call for ingredients that you probably always have on hand so you could make them at anytime, any day, every day. Yikes!
See what I mean, things could get crazy. Try this at your own risk!
Ingredients for Christmas Crack
- Saltine crackers – saltines are perfect here with they’re square shape and they aren’t greasy.
- Unsalted butter – don’t use salted, you’ll already get enough salt from the crackers.
- Brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar will work great here.
- Chocolate chips – milk chocolate or dark chocolate are both great options.
- Vanilla – if you don’t have any you could still make these without and end with a delicious treat.
- Nuts or sprinkles (optional) – just for a nice finish. Not a must.
How do You Make Christmas Crack?
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Align crackers side by side in a single layer along baking sheet, set aside.
In a saucepan bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Once it reaches a boil stop stirring and allow to boil 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in vanilla then immediately pour mixture over crackers in an even layer (spread out as needed).
- Transfer to oven and bake 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle top evenly with chocolate chips. Let rest 5 minutes then spread chocolate into a smooth even layer.
- Sprinkle with nuts or sprinkles if desired.
- Transfer to freezer and allow to chill 20 minutes or until chocolate has set. Remove from freezer and break or cut into pieces.
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Christmas Crack AKA Saltine Cracker Toffee
One of the easiest treats you'll ever make! Crisp salty crackers are layered with a sweet caramel-like topping and baked. Then it's finished with decadent chocolate and the hardest part is just waiting for it to set. Perfect gift for the holidays!
- 40 saltine crackers (I recommend using Nabisco Saltines with Sea Salt)
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 2 cups chocolate chips (whichever you prefer, milk, semi or bittersweet. I used half milk chocolate half semi-sweet)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla
- 3/4 cup chopped , toasted nuts of choice - pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts (optional)*
- Sprinkles (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Align crackers side by side in a single layer along baking sheet, set aside.
In a medium saucepan combined butter and brown sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a boil stop stirring and allow to boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla bean paste then immediately and carefully pour mixture over crackers in an even layer (spread out as needed). Transfer to oven and bake 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle top evenly with chocolate chips. Let rest 5 minutes then spread chocolate into a smooth even layer. Sprinkle with nuts or sprinkles. Transfer to freezer and allow to chill 20 minutes or until chocolate has set. Remove from freezer and break or cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
*I just toasted the nuts in a skillet over medium heat several minutes until fragrant and toasted (while the crackers were baking). Toasting them is optional though.
Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes.com