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Saltine Toffee That’s Simply Irresistible (Christmas Crack)

The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) is irresistible. This treat recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears – it’s kinda addictive!

If you love Traditional Christmas Crack, you will also love Peanut Butter Christmas Crack [1] and Cranberry Bliss Christmas Crack [2]!

Saltine Toffee Recipe. This candy recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears - it's kinda addictive! [3]

Simply Irresistible Saltine Toffee Recipe 

Toffee. One of my all-time favorite indulgences. The buttery goodness and crunch are simply melt-in-your-mouth irresistible. This Traditional Homemade Almond Roca [4] used to be our go-to candy recipe, but I think I found a new one! This Saltine Toffee is out of this world.

We totally see why it’s often called Christmas Crack. It’s highly addictive!

What is Christmas Crack?

Christmas Crack is a holiday tradition that takes ordinary Saltine Crackers and transforms them into something amazing. It’s part brittle, part English Toffee, and incredibly delicious!

If you like traditional Christmas Crack, you’ll also love Peanut Butter Christmas Crack [1] and Valentine’s Day Crack [5]

Christmas Crack Recipe

My husband is the king of Traditional Toffee or Almond Roca [4]. It’s highly sought after. He makes it every holiday for his family and co-workers. (He shared his top-secret recipe, so you might want to check it out!)

This Saltine Toffee has a slight advance over Almond Roca. It’s a little quicker to make than the traditional version, but the taste is just phenomenal!

There’s just something about the savory, crunchiness of the cracker that just works – and makes it so addicting!

How To Make Saltine Toffee

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Saltine Toffee (Christmas Crack). We recently added a video (see below), so you can see exactly how we make this amazing treat!

Step 1 – Layer Saltines

This recipe is so simple. The first step, create one layer of saltine crackers on your pan lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat [6].

If using parchment, make sure your parchment paper extends past your crackers.

TIP:  Don’t forget to preheat your oven so it’s ready for when the crackers need to be put in! 

Saltine crackers on a baking pan.

Step 2 – Make Toffee 

Next, combine the sugar and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. (a teeny bit longer if at higher elevations.)  Watch the mixture, it cooks quickly!

This creates that yummy, buttery toffee!

butter and sugar being brought to a boil to make caramel

Step 3 – Place Toffee On Crackers

Immediately after it’s done boiling, spread the hot toffee on the saltines, evenly coating all the crackers.

saltine toffee with hot caramel being poured on top.

Step 4 – Bake

Then, place in a 400-degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Once out of the oven, spread the dark chocolate or semi-sweet morsels on the top. They will melt from the heat from the oven.

When it’s slightly set sprinkle the nuts over the top!

Cool quickly in the fridge or leave on the counter to cool slowly. Then, break or cut into pieces and enjoy!!

Tip: For the holidays, you can also top with festive sprinkles. 

Saltine Toffee:  The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion

Housewarming. Yep.

Christmas or holiday. You bet.

Teacher appreciation [7]. Definitely.

Potluck. Yesiree.

Girls night. Yes, please.

Thank you. Absolutely.

Going away party. Oh, yeah.

Bad day pick me up. Most definitely.

Cookie exchange. No question. YESSSSS!

A special treat for the hubby. Totally works.

Here are some ideas to package up your Saltine Toffee as a gift for your teachers [7]!

Appreciate teachers with this Saltine Toffee Teacher Gift Idea! It's super easy to make, but leaves a delicious impression. FREE printable gift tags!

This stuff is so good, my son says to pay him for his chores in Toffee rather than money! Wow, it’s worth that much! His favorite is Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee [1].

The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee is irresistible. This candy recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears - it's kinda addictive!

Saltine Toffee With Dark Or Light Chocolate

Dark chocolate seems to be more popular in our house currently, so that’s how this recipe is made. Semi-sweet chocolate also works. So use what you prefer or have on hand.

You really can’t go wrong.

The Secrets To The Best Christmas Crack

Can You Freeze Saltine Toffee?

For those of us who like to have a little sweet treat at our convenience, you can freeze this Saltine Toffee. It may cause the crackers to turn a little soft, but the flavor is still good. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

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This recipe was updated with additional instructions, tips, and video 10/25/19. 

The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee is irresistible. This candy recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears - it's kinda addictive!

Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack)

The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee is irresistible.  This treat recipe is so simple, yet so delicious.  Try it and see how fast it disappears - it's kinda addictive!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Ingredients

  • 4 oz saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

  • Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat. Place Saltine crackers on the pan and make sure they are touching and the parchment extends past the crackers.  
  • Combine sugar and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes. Pour immediately over saltines making sure all the crackers are completely covered.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate morsels over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with roasted chopped nuts. Refrigerate toffee for 2 hours. Once set, break into pieces. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate in this recipe.
Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee is irresistible. This candy recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears - it's kinda addictive!

There’s no need to put it off. You have to find an excuse to make this Saltine Toffee! (see list above)

You may also like these treats:

Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee [1]

Wow! You have to try Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee! (AKA Christmas Crack) So easy and so addictive! Great for gifts or your next cookie exchange. [1]

Amazing Homemade Almond Roca makes the perfect homemade treat or gift! [4]

Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee [5]

You can't resist and salty + sweet goodness of Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee! This easy and addictive candy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day! #suburbansimplicity #toffee #saltinetoffee #valentinesday [5]

 

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