This Christmas Crack Recipe is so delicious and addictive! Sweet chocolate and toffee mixed with salty pretzel crackers are irresistible!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This Christmas Crack recipe is perfect for those who like a treat that is sweet and salty! A toffee cracker base is layered with chocolate and then cracked into pieces. You'll love this recipe!
- It's so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
- No candy thermometer required.
- Perfect for gift giving.
- Easy to customize with different toppings!
- Kids can help to make it!
This recipe is so indulgent it’s reserved for once a year at my house! My husband and boys can't resist it so we always make a batch just for us and then more batches for sharing!
- Salted Butter
- Brown Sugar
- Crackers - I used pretzel crackers but you can use saltine crackers which are the usual go-to for this recipe or even graham crackers!
- Chocolate Chips- I like to use a mix of dark and semi-sweet chocolate chips but you can use what you like personally. Dark chocolate is great for adults and kids love milk chococolate.
- Optional: Sprinkles, Chopped Nuts- for me sprinkles are a must when I'm gifting them because they look so pretty. I love sprinkles from Sweetapolita! Pecans are delicious as a topping for those who like nuts or you can experiment with different varieties!
How to make this Christmas Crack Recipe?
- 1. Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil on medium heat.
- 2. Pour brown sugar over a single layer of crackers on a prepared baking sheet.
- 3. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the caramel and allow it to melt slightly, then spread out the chococolate with an offset spatula.
- 4. Garnish with chopped nuts or sprinkles and allow to set.
- 5. Crack into pieces for sharing!
Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to measure the ingredients correctly, do not substitute the butter, and cook the toffee mixture until thick and combined it should not be separated and oily.
The key to toffee that is not grainy in your Christmas crack is to boil the mixture for 3 minutes. This will ensure that the sugar is fully dissolved.
I HIGHLY recommend using real butter whenever possible. The flavor can't be beaten with real butter and the recipe may not set correctly with margarine.
- If you are making Christmas Crack for gifts you should gift it as close to when you make it as possible as it stays its freshest for about a week (but it won’t last that long)! It can also be frozen for 1 -2 months but I don’t recommend it. It’s so easy to make, I would say make it fresh and enjoy!
- My favorite way to gift Christmas Crack is tied with bakers twine in a cello bag with a pretty label! You can also crack it and put it in cute glass jars tied with raffia or in a festive bakery box (be sure to line the box and separate layers with parchment paper!
- This is such a fun DIY gift for the person who has everything or that you just want to spoil, with a once a year treat! I always love the expression of a person who has never had Christmas Crack before…it’s priceless!
Christmas Crack Recipe
- Jelly Roll Pan
- Parchment Paper or Foil
- Medium Saucepan
- 1 cup butter salted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 box keebler flipsides crackers *you can also use 40-50 saltine crackers
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line a Jelly Roll Pan with parchment paper or foil sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Arrange crackers in a single layer to fill the pan.
- Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes until a golden brown and thick consistency.
- Pour toffee carefully and evenly over the pan of crackers. Bake for 7 minutes in 325-degree oven.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over pan and allow to melt naturally or return to the oven for 3 minutes. Use an offset spatula to evenly spread the melted chocolate over the crackers.
- Add any desired toppings (like sprinkles and nuts) .
- Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or the freezer for 15 minutes to allow chocolate to set.
- Cut in squares or simply crack or break into pieces and enjoy!