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One of the most popular things I make at the holidays is Saltine Cracker Toffee which is also known as Christmas Crack.  Everyone LOVES it.  And I love to make it because it only has 4 ingredients – so it’s easy to put together – but the best part is it takes about 10 minutes to make!

Christmas Crack – AKA Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe

2 Sticks of butter (1 cup)
brown sugar (dark or light, I used light brown) – 1 cup
baking chocolate chips – semi-sweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate – whichever you prefer – 1 bag
Saltine Crackers (store brand is fine) 1 – 2 packages depending on the size of your cooking sheet
Aluminum foil or Parchment paper
Cooking Spray

Preheat over to 425.  Then prep your cookie sheet.

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Line the cookie sheet with the aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray it generously with cooking spray.  This part is VERY important or you won’t be able to get the paper off the back.  Trust me, I’ve done it several times before.  Then put a single layer of saltines on the cookie sheet.

Making the Toffee

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On medium heat, melt the butter and the brown sugar.  Stiring often.

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

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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, it is’ done.

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Add the Chocolate chips

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 Milk Chocolate chips.  The first time I made this I used semi-sweet but the milk chocolate were so much better, in my opinion!  Next, I put the cookie sheet back into the hot oven (which I’ve turned off) to speed up the melting process for 1 minute.


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

See, really easy right?

Added:  The peanut butter chips didn’t work out.  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.