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Christmas Crack

Crunchy crackers topped with soft caramel and chocolate then sprinkled with sea salt, this is the ultimate Christmas Crack recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas crack, saltine toffee
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 387kcal


  • 54 saltine crackers approximately 2 sleeves
  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Maldon sea salt or chopped nuts, crushed candy canes or sprinkles


  • Line a half sheet pan (18x13x1) pan with foil. You want the foil to go up and over the edges of all sides of the pan. Spray well with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the bottom of the half sheet pan with one even layer of saltine crackers. This should be approximately 54 crackers. You may have to break a few to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet entirely. Set aside.
    crackers lined on baking sheet
  • In a medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar together. Once it's melted, bring to boil, immediately reduce to simmer and time 3 minutes. You want this mixture to get slightly darker as it simmers over the course of 3 minutes.
    toffee boiling in saucepan
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pour over crackers. Spread mixture over the entire pan of crackers, covering them all as evenly as possible.
    pouring toffee onto saltine crackers
  • Bake 5 minutes and remove from oven. Toffee mixture will look really bubbly and crackers may have shifted slightly. This is normal! Turn oven off.
    baked saltine toffee
  • Top with chocolate chips. Place back into warm oven to melt chocolate chips, 45 seconds to 1 minute more.
    hand sprinkling chocolate chips overtop christmas crack
  • Remove from the oven and spread melted chocolate to cover all the crackers evenly.
    spreading melted chocolate onvertop saltine toffee
  • Sprinkle the top with Maldon sea salt and cool to room temperature. Transfer to refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until completely solid.
    sea salt and chocolate on christmas crack
  • Remove from the fridge and peel christmas crack from the foil. There might be some foil stuck to the bottom of the saltine candy as you peel it off. This is normal! Just peel off the missed pieces until all the foil has been removed.
    chilled christmas crack in baking sheet
  • Break or "crack" the candy into small pieces. Place into airtight bags and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Serve cold or at room temperature.
    broken saltine toffee on baking sheet


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg