Chocolate Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack

Chocolate Saltine Toffee is so simple to make and tastes absolutely amazing – there is a reason it is called Christmas Crack! Perfect for an easy and festive treat!

Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com

Are you sick of cookies yet? Wait, is that even possible? I really don’t think so. I know that I could NEVER get sick of cookies. But in case you are, I have a non-cookie Christmas dessert recipe for you. It is called Christmas Crack, aka Chocolate Saltine Toffee. Why is it called Christmas crack? Because you can’t stop eating the stuff! It is sooo good. I don’t know why I did this to myself. I love toffee, so naturally I haven’t been able to stop eating this since I made it. I finally had to hide it in the back corner of my freezer. Let’s hope I forget it is there today! Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com This recipe is so easy. I’ve been making this stuff for years.  I used to make it with my junior year college roommates, and we did not bake much (or at all) back then, so you know this must be easy!  Yes, there are saltines in there. I know it might sound weird, but it gives it the most delicious, salty crunch. Can you believe that you can make toffee without a candy thermometer? You can, and it is great! Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com You just melt some butter and brown sugar together, then boil it for a few minutes. Pour it over some saltines, and bake it for 5 minutes.  Then put chocolate chips on top until they get all melty.  Spread them into an even layer, and then the topping fun begins! You can top this with anything you like – I chose Christmas m&m’s and white sprinkles to make it look festive. But you could sprinkle it with chopped nuts, peppermint pieces, any type of chopped candy bar, sprinkles – the possibilities are endless! Or you could just leave it plain. Whatever topping you choose, this toffee is delicious and will disappear if you have it around your house! Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com
Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com

Chocolate Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack

Chocolate Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack

Chocolate Saltine Toffee is so simple to make and tastes absolutely amazing - there is a reason it is called Christmas Crack! Perfect for an easy and festive treat!

Ingredients

  • 40 Saltine Crackers (the salted kind)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups chocolate chips (any variety you like)
  • ¾ cup topping (like m&m’s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed half sheet pan with parchment paper. Spread out the crackers in an even layer.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the brown sugar, stirring often. When the mixture starts to boil, stop stirring and let it boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and carefully stir in vanilla. Pour the mixture evenly over the crackers, spreading out as necessary. Bake for 5 - 6 minutes, until the mixture is bubbly.
  4. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top, and return to the oven for one minute. Take the pan out of the oven, and spread the chocolate in an even layer. Top as desired.
  5. Let the pan cool for a few minutes, then freeze for 15 - 20 minutes, or refrigerate at least 2 hours, until firm. Break into pieces and enjoy!
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  1. blahnikbaker says

    There is nothing like too much cookies. I’ve never made this before but it looks so addicting. must be a reason why it’s called crack. Merry Christmas dear!

  2. Mary Murphy says

    It is crack! Maybe even more addictive. My friend Jane makes this every year, and Terry grabs it and hides it from everyone. She gave me the recipe last year. I have made it four times already!! So easy and so good. Hers has sliced almonds on the top, but I love your colorful M&Ms and white sprinkles. :)

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