Christmas Crack Recipe with Saltine Crackers

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x


This Christmas Crack Recipe with Saltine Crackers has a perfect combination of sweetness from toffee and chocolate, and saltiness from saltine crackers. The saltines and toffee give a nice crunch, and I love that these are so quick to make! You can whip up a few batches for a holiday party without doing much work at all!



  • 4060 saltine crackers (depending on how large your pan is)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate (Nestle chocolate chips do not work in this recipe!)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet that has sides with aluminum foil, and then spray it with cooking spray, and line the bottom of the pan with the saltine crackers in a single layer. You will want to make sure that they are pretty close to each other- touching is fine.
  3. On the stovetop, bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it reaches a boil you will let it boil for three minutes.
  4. After three minutes, pour the toffee (the mixture you just boiled) directly onto the top of the saltine crackers. You can try to use a spatula to help direct the toffee to cover as much of the saltine crackers as you can.
  5. Place the pan into the oven for about 3-5 minutes, or until bubbling. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Place the pan back into the oven for another 2-3 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted. You will then use the spatula to smooth the chocolate into an even layer on top of the toffee. Scatter your sprinkles on the top.
  6. Allow it to cool on the pan until room temperature. You may also refrigerate it to cool faster. I found it took several hours before it finally firmed up at room temperature. It is still delicious to eat while still warm, but the toffee will get crunchy after it solidifies.
  7. Cut into squares around the saltines.


Do not use Nestle chocolate chips. They will not smooth out well for this recipe. Ghirardelli or Guittard will work well.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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