Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

Christmas Crack, Christmas Toffee, Christmas Crack Recipe, Christmas Candy Recipe, Easy Christmas Candy, Christmas BarkYesterday I finally got moving and made a few smaller batches of Christmas candy. I hadn’t made any in a few years and I always hold Christmas Day dinner. This year I wanted to add the homemade touch back to the table. I am looking for more and more reasons to get back to the root of Christmas. Christmas has become so commercialized. It’s all about the gifts and less and less and less about the true meaning of Christmas. While I do have a very strong Catholic faith, my children are older now and its important to me that they have memories. Let’s face it, we don’t remember the gifts from our childhood Christmases. We may remember one or two but we don’t remember the vast majority of the gifts. I want my children to remember the holidays. I want them to remember the traditions.

A few years back I’d completely lost my spirit for the holidays. This had nothing to do with anything in particular other then that I was wore out. I wanted the traditions and the memories, not the stress of who got what, what this one wanted or needed or wrapping until my arms were numb and all I see was wrapping paper. I am not that person who is all about getting gifts. I’d much rather give then to receive. I don’t mind giving, but Christmas is far more then about the gifts. My husband and I spoke multiple times regarding the holidays and traditions. Last year, after opening gifts, we enjoyed a small meal and then played board games with all the kids for the entire afternoon. Still today, I hear more about THAT Christmas then any gifts that the kids have received. THAT is what I was going for. The traditions and the memories are more then playing games together as a family. We also have to include other things, like making candy, doing crafts, sending out Christmas cards and spending time together as a family.

This year I decided to start making some of our favorite holiday candies. I only picked a few because frankly, we don’t need an overload of sugar and I really wanted to make them for the memories and tradition rather then having a candy factory. We made Christmas Crack, Chocolate Carmel Bark and Peanut Butter Balls.

Christmas Crack Recipe

Christmas Crack has many different names and probably many different versions. Mine is a simple recipe. I will have to admit, the first time I made it, I followed a recipe. I quickly scribbled out things and changed it to make it mine and more for our taste buds. Feel free to play around with the recipe and make it to suit your taste buds.

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To make your mouth watering Christmas Crack you will need a few key ingredients. Those are:

  • 50 Saltine Crackers
  • 2 1/2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Soft Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
  • Christmas Sprinkles, M&M’s or Any Other Topping

And these simple instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F
  • Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread your crackers out evenly and flat in rows.
  • Place butter & sugar in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once your butter is melted, bring the pain to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. It will bubble quick and you don’t want to over cook the butter/sugar.
  • Once your butter/sugar mixture is nice and bubbly (it will seem a bit foamy or airy) remove the pan from the heat and pour it evenly over the saltine crackers. Spread the mixture using a spatula. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You want to do this step pretty quickly as the mixture will harden some and make it very difficult to spread.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. The mixture will spread as it bakes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven.
  • Melt your chocolate chips down. I used the double boiler method, but you can use the microwave or you can just sprinkle them right on top the hot toffee layer and spread them as they melt. Either way you decide, you are making a top layer of chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with decorations, M&M’s, peanuts or any other topping you would like.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. If you live in the Midwest where it’s been about 15°F outside, you can cool them on the deck or in the garage as well!
  • Once everything is all cooled you can break up your Christmas Crack into pieces.

Here’s a printable version of the recipe:

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe
 
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Christmas Crack or Christmas Toffee has many different names and probably many different versions. It's a Holiday favorite and it's simple to make!
Bobbie www.ThinkTalkBlog.com:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 50 Saltine Crackers
  • 2½ Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 1½ Cups of Soft Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
  • Christmas Sprinkles, M&M’s or Any Other Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F
  2. Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Spread your crackers out evenly and flat in rows.
  4. Place butter & sugar in a medium sized pot over low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once your butter is melted, bring the pain to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. It will bubble quick and you don’t want to over cook the butter/sugar.
  5. Once your butter/sugar mixture is nice and bubbly (it will seem a bit foamy or airy) remove the pan from the heat and pour it evenly over the saltine crackers. Spread the mixture using a spatula. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You want to do this step pretty quickly as the mixture will harden some and make it very difficult to spread.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. The mixture will spread as it bakes.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven.
  8. Melt your chocolate chips down. I used the double boiler method, but you can use the microwave or you can just sprinkle them right on top the hot toffee layer and spread them as they melt. Either way you decide, you are making a top layer of chocolate.
  9. Sprinkle with decorations, M&M’s, peanuts or any other topping you would like.
  10. Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. If you live in the Midwest where it’s been about 15°F outside, you can cool them on the deck or in the garage as well!
  11. Once everything is all cooled you can break up your Christmas Crack into pieces.

That’s it!! There you have a wonderfully easy recipe for a Christmas candy favorite that will keep your family talking!! I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love this recipe!! If your Christmas Crack Toffee is not all gone the day you make it, you can store it in a closed container for 7-10 days. I usually store it in the refrigerator, but countertop works too!

Enjoy! This magical treat can become a memory and a recipe of your own! If you like more chocolate, adjust the recipe and add more! If you like a saltier cracker, replace the saltines with Club crackers. The buttery flavor and the salt on them gives this recipe a whole new flavor.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from my family to yours! May you all be blessed with memories and traditions that last a lifetime!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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