New Years Crack {Recipe}

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Over the holiday season I tried a new recipe for Christmas Crack.  It was delicious and everyone who tried it loved it. What is Christmas Crack you ask?  It’s a yummy saltine cracker, toffee and chocolate treat that you can whip up in under 30 minutes.  Sounds good right? If you are looking for an easy, in expensive recipe this is one for you.

I found a few variations to the recipe and while I loved the first one, I wanted to try something a little different this time.  I also learned a few things with the first batch to do differently the second time around.  Today we are heading to my mom’s house for our annual New Years Family Gathering and I decided to make a quick batch of this to take with me, only since Christmas is over I’m calling it “New Years Crack”!

All you need is:

2 Sticks of butter (1 cup)
1 cup brown sugar (dark or light, I used light brown)
1 bag of chips – semi sweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate – which ever you prefer
1 package of Saltine Crackers (store brand is fine)
Aluminum foil

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  1. Preheat over to 425.

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  1. Line the cookie sheet with the aluminum foil (or parchment paper) and spray it generously with pam (or other cooking spray).  Then put a single layer of saltines on the cookie sheet.

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  1. On med heat, melt butter and brown sugar.

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  1. Once it’s melted let it boil for 2 minutes without stirring it.

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  1. Pour the hot mixture completely over the saltine crackers and put in the oven for about 5 minutes.  Watch for it to start bubbling and when it does, its’ done.

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  1. Almost immediately sprinkle your chips over the top of the crackers.  I wanted to try peanut butter chips so I put a small area of those and the rest I used were Milk Chocolate chips.  The first time I made this I used semi-sweet but the milk chocolate were so much better, in my opinion!  At this point, I put the cookie sheet back into the hot oven (which I’ve turned off) to speed up the melting process for 1 minute.

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7.  Once they are melted spread them with a spatula or frosting knife to completely cover the crackers.  If you want to add a topping this would be the time to do it.  I didn’t this time but for Christmas I used some green and red sprinkles.  Let it cool completely.  To speed up the process I put the entire cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour.

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  1. Break into whatever size pieces you’d like and enjoy!

See, really easy right?

As for the peanut butter chips…. I thought the peanut butter flavor was lost because the toffee flavor is so strong.  I’m not sure I’d do that again but I’ll have to see what everyone else thinks.  But I did love the milk chocolate chips much better than the semi sweet.


  1. Jackie says

    This looks delicious and so easy to make! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. heather says

    This looks wonderful and easy to make I gotta say though that I was a little taken aback by the name of it. LOL

  3. Debbie Welchert says

    I love this recipe. It’s something I can actually afford to make. My family is going to love this.

  4. Lorayne Gothard says

    Wow I have never seen something like this before!! My kids will love it!! Thanks so much!

  5. Lisa R says

    I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for this easy and delicious looking recipe

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  6. latanya says

    A co-worked made these for us and they were really good. I could not stop eating them.

  7. Sue Hull says

    Oh my goodness! I’m making this! I’ve had it with graham cracker crust but this way looks a lot yummier. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe 🙂

  8. Rosie says

    I had once seen a recipe like this, and then could never find it (and didn’t know what it is called) – Yeaa! I would like to make this to take to a buffet or have for company, not just at a holiday – any time!