The Country Cook: Christmas Crack (Cracker Toffee)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Crack (Cracker Toffee)

Nothing says Christmas quite like "Christmas Crack!" Ok, ok, I kid. And I do admit, it's an awfully strange thing to call a treat that I usually only make this time of year. But it's one of those things that everyone starts calling it that name (because it's SO good) and we've just stuck with it. I gave it an alternate name in the title in case anyone was shy about calling it that. I know some folks get offended by certain words, so please know, I mean absolutely no offense here. It's just good eating and ya just can't have one bite!
This recipe takes all of 15 minutes to make. That is it. And I don't know a single person on the planet that doesn't absolutely love it! It is pretty and is a perfect giftable treat. 
I made a really quick tutorial video just so you can see how simple this is and how quickly it came together. I really love sharing recipes like this one because anyone can make it and you don't have to be a skilled baker!
1 sleeve, saltine crackers
2 sticks (1 cup), salted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 bag of milk chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate and white chocolate)
nuts or sprinkles, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400f degrees. 
  2. Line cookie sheet with nonstick aluminum foil (or use regular foil and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.) 
  3. Cover cookie sheet with one layer of saltine crackers. 
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring continuously for about two minutes (it should be bubbly.) 
  5. Remove from heat, stir in one teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
  6. Pour toffee mixture over crackers, then bake for 6 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, sprinkle tops of warm crackers with  milk chocolate chips.
  8. Allow chocolate to soften for a minute or two, then spread chocolate evenly on top of crackers. Now is the time to add sprinkles or chopped nuts to the top.
  9. Allow to cool, then break up into bite size pieces. You can speed the cooling process by popping the tray into the freezer. 


  1. Going to the kitchen right now to make these! Thanks for the post!

  2. I am so glad you posted this! I've heard of it, but couldn't remember the directions. Now I'm off to make it. Thank you!

  3. I have to try this it looks great

  4. Thinking of trying this with ghiradelli dark chips... any thoughts?

    PS You're m favorite

  5. How do I store this delicious stuff

  6. Store just like you would cookies, in an airtight container.

  7. Love Christmas recipes! Thank you so much!


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