Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe…you are going to want to put this recipe on your MUST MAKE list this year because it is seriously amazing. It takes SWEET and SALTY to a whole new level and it only takes 15 minutes to make!
I’m super excited to start Christmas baking and make some more of this delicious Christmas crack. You are going to want to put this Christmas crack recipe on your MUST MAKE list this year because it is seriously amazing. It takes SWEET and SALTY to a whole new level. It is one of my favorite Christmas desserts and it only takes about 15 minutes to make! While I do love a traditional homemade toffee, this crack candy is a lot easier to make.
This Christmas crack (also known as candy crack) should be familiar to you. I’m sure many of you that have awesome grandma’s have tried this Christmas crack recipe before. ;) I shared my grandma’s saltine cracker toffee over the summer and this is just a glorified version.
In my opinion, everything tastes better with chocolate and the M&M’s make it so festive. You could also top your candy crack with crushed saltines, sea salt, toasted coconut, slivered almonds, pecans or heath bits.
The Christmas crack would also be perfect to add to your holiday plates with your favorite Christmas cookies. So easy, festive and delicious!
How to make Christmas crack
Find the printable recipe below.
- Line a pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Line the pan with saltine crackers.
- Boil the brown sugar and butter for 3 minutes.
- Pour over crackers and bake for 8 minutes.
Once it’s done cooking sprinkle chocolate chips on top and let melt. Spread out until smooth and top with m&m’s or nuts. Then try not to eat all in one sitting.
Variations for Christmas crack
This Christmas crack candy is so versatile and can be modified so many different ways! Below are a few of my favorite variations.
- Peppermint graham cracker Christmas crack: Graham crackers with white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Find the full recipe here.
- Chocolate Ritz Christmas crack: Ritz crackers with chocolate and sliced almonds.
- White chocolate pretzel Christmas crack: Pretzels crisps with white chocolate and Rudolph candies or sprinkles.
Beware…this candy crack toffee is seriously addicting! For step-by-step photos for making the toffee, make sure to check out this saltine cracker toffee recipe.
Christmas Crack Toffee
- 50 saltine crackers (approx.)
- 2 sticks salted butter (about 1 cup salted butter, cubed)
- 1 cup soft light brown sugar (packed)
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 to 1 cup M&M’s (or chopped nuts or sliced almonds)
- Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and then line the pan with saltine crackers.
- Place the butter and sugar in a medium sized pot over low medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.
- Once it’s nice and bubbly and changed to more of a caramel color, remove pan from heat and pour evenly over saltine crackers. Spread mixture with a knife… however it doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to move fast during this part so the toffee doesn’t harden.
- Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the crackers as it bakes.
- Remove pan from and allow to cool slightly. Melt the chocolate and then pour over the top with a spatula. Sprinkle M&M’s (or nuts) on top and then place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Once chocolate has hardened break pieces off the foil and in an container. It will stay fresh for 1 – 2 weeks.
Christmas crack holiday gift (FREE download)
Put some of this candy crack in a jar and pass out to your neighbors and friends. I even have a free printable for you!
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I printed mine out on sticker paper (found on Amazon) and then punched it out with a 2inch circle punch. You could also cut it in a square and put a hole punch in the top and tie it on with ribbon or twine.