Peanut Butter Christmas Crack

The addition of peanut butter to chocolate saltine toffee takes this addicting treat to a new level. Peanut Butter Christmas Crack might just become your new favorite Christmas recipe!
Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

It wouldn’t be Christmas around here without some kind of Christmas Crack recipe! It has become my annual tradition on Chez CateyLou! It started with the original Christmas Crack, which might I add has been my most popular recipe this month, and then last year I made a Graham Cracker Toffee version. And this year, I have really outdone myself with this Peanut Butter Christmas Crack.

In case you have never heard of this delicious treat, Christmas Crack is an easy chocolate toffee that is made with saltine crackers. It is called “crack” because it is absolutely addicting – anytime I make it, TheBetterHalf and I can’t stop eating it. Truly addicting – and that is why I only make it once a year!  My peanut butter version takes addicting to a new level – if you are a peanut butter lover, you HAVE to try this recipe!

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

I think one of my favorite parts about all of these toffee crack recipes is how simple they are to make. I love baking Christmas cookies, but they can be time consuming. Not the case with this Peanut Butter Christmas Crack – it takes a fraction of the time of Christmas cookies, but you can still make it look super festive. It is the perfect recipe for this busy time of year. And, as we established with the whole “crack” name – it tastes absolutely amazing!

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

This is my last post before Christmas, so I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season! TheBetterHalf and I arrived in St. Louis last night to celebrate with my family. It is a dreary, rainy day here – perfect for Christmas cookie baking! Merry Christmas!

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack

Peanut Butter Christmas Crack

The addition of peanut butter to chocolate saltine toffee takes this addicting treat to a new level. Peanut Butter Christmas Crack might just become your new favorite Christmas recipe!

Ingredients

  • 40 Saltine Crackers (the salted kind)
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I use semisweet)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (optional)

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. 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 and dollop the peanut butter over the hot toffee. Place back in the oven for one minute to soften the peanut butter. Take the pan out of the oven, and spread the peanut butter evenly.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips 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 over the peanut butter - they might mix together a bit, and that is ok. Top with sprinkles, if desired. (note: could also top with chopped colored m&m's, chopped peanut butter cups, or chopped peanuts)
  6. 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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