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“Christmas Crack” (aka: Cracker Toffee)

on December 12, 2012

I found this recipe online a few years ago but never tried it (the ingredients, alone, should’ve been enough to draw me in sooner — mostly because I love to try “unusual” recipes…). Then I saw it in a friend’s post on Facebook last week and I tried it at a cookie exchange this past weekend! I had no choice but to try it myself. It was calling to me.

I’ve heard it called many different things but, my FB friends “Christmas Crack” name was, by far, the best — only because she’s a quiet, little church-goer who, to the best of my knowledge, has never said a swear word in her life. And to hear her call it this really did make me laugh out loud. So, this delightful concoction has a new, ‘permanent’ name in my (cook) book. 

blog 2Christmas Crack


  • 1 cup unsalted Butter (no subs on this, now, use butter)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 40 Saltine Crackers (I had none and, being the Queen of “what I have on hand,” I used 1 cellophane of Club Crackers and it turned out just fine — and I’ve heard of people using Matzo crackers, too).


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 15 x 10 OR 12×17″ cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Lay a flat layer of crackers out on the foil.
  4. Melt the sugar and butter until a boil it starts to boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. Pour this mixture over the crackers and spread to evenly coat.
  7. Bake this for 8-10 minutes OR until the toffee becomes bubbly (I think it took about 5 minutes in my oven).
  8. Take the pan from the oven and let it sit 3-5 minutes. (This will be HOT and liquidy – please be careful!)
  9. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, evenly, over the whole pan.
  10. Once they’re softened and start to melt, spread the melting chocolate evenly over the whole pan.
  11. At this point, if you want, you can add chopped nuts, sprinkles, chopped marshmallows, small candies (or chopped up candy canes?) – anything that you’d like to add as a topper (I like chopped ice-cream nuts, myself).
  12. Let it cool until hardened (either on the counter or refrigerator).
  13. Break into pieces and enjoy!  Ho! Ho! Ho!

4 responses to ““Christmas Crack” (aka: Cracker Toffee)

  1. Wyatt VanDePol says:

    My sister and mother make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is the BEST!!! Absolutely love it!

  2. LB Driver says:

    Awesome, Wyatt! It IS yummy! You have a great Christmas!

  3. Laura Smith says:

    I discovered this recipe a couple years ago…it’s addictive!

  4. LB Driver says:

    It IS, Laura! I introduced this to Fred, who I didn’t think would like it since it has “crackers” in it…however, I didn’t tell him that until he tried it! Ha! He loved it, too! Happy Holidays to you!

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