Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Christmas crack is a simple holiday treat that transforms saltine crackers into a delicious toffee candy in about 15 minutes with only five ingredients.

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for saltine toffee, also  humorously known as Christmas Crack. Perhaps it is because it is so ridiculously easy to make? Or just that it is addictively delicious?

Either way, it is certainly less complicated and time consuming than making English toffee from scratch.

Perhaps you would like making these as Christmas food gifts.

Or keep  it all for yourself as part of your Christmas Sweets stash- and since it is Christmas Sweets Week, you will have plenty of recipes to choose from to include in your stash, making it a real Santa-sized haul.

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Christmas Sweets Week

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2019! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 25 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Christmas Beverages:
Fluffernutter Latte from The Kitchen Prep
Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread Latte from Blogghetti
Mexicoco from YumGoggle
S’mores Hot Chocolate from For the Love of Food

Christmas Breakfasts:
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Flaky Nutella Christmas Tree from Shockingly Delicious
Grinch Pancakes from Katie’s Cucina
Mini Chocolate Peppermint Baked Donuts from It Bakes Me Happy

Christmas Pastries and Desserts:
Angel Sugar Crisps from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Chocolate Cherry Loaf from Seduction In The Kitchen
Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups from Sweet Beginnings
Peppermint Chunk Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Snowman Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Toy Soldier Frosted Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Vegan Gingerbread Layer Cake from The Baking Fairy

Christmas Candies:
Bourbon Balls from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from Family Around the Table
Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee) from Palatable Pastime (You are Here!)
Gingerbread Fudge from Love and Confections
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Candy from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Spiced Pecans with a Rum Glaze from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Star Crunch Inspired Bars from Our Good Life

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

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Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48


  • silpat sheet


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 48 saltine crackers (about 1-1/2  sleeves)
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces Heath milk chocolate toffee bits


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 12"x16" baking sheet with silpat.
  • Place the crackers on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Microwave the butter until  melted, and stir in the brown sugar, and stir until it is dissolved (heat some more if the dissolving slows down).
  • Drizzle butter over crackers and spread into a thin layer with a spatula.
  • Bake buttered crackers for five minutes.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers and return to oven, baking three minutes more or until melted.
  • Spread chocolate in a thin layer over crackers.
  • Top with toffee bits and allow to cool and harden completely- popping into the fridge for a bit if you're in a hurry.
  • Cut into 48 squares (6x8).
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool  dry place.


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Christmas  Crack (Saltine Toffee)

Christmas Crack (Saltine Toffee)

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