Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Crack

♫ Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside, painted candycanes on the tree... It's that time of year when my pants don't button, every shirt doesn't seem to fit... ♫

What, those aren't the words? They might as well be, because I have been making too many treats and eating, er, sampling way too much in the process. This is one of those treats, and it is seriously addicting. I kept seeing this recipe on different cooking sites and finally decided to give it a try. So easy to make and tastes like chocolate-covered toffee. Yum!

Oh, yeah, I forgot to say that this is called Christmas Crack because it is so addicting. Feel free to rename it if it makes you cringe to hear your kids asking for crack. Next thing you know, they'll be asking to "get chocolate wasted." (The only good part of the movie Grown-ups, at least in my opinion.)

♫ And this song of mine in three quarter time, wishes you and yours Merry Christmas too! ♫

Christmas Crack

printable recipe 

1 sleeve saltine crackers
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 package (2 cups) chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional), I used almonds but pecans would be good too

Preheat the oven to 400F, and line a 10" x 15" pan (with a lip) with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Cover the cookie sheet with a single layer of saltines.

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a skillet. Boil and stir for 3 minutes.

Pour over the saltines, spreading evenly.

Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, caramel mixture will be boiling and molten, allow to cool 3 minutes. If crackers have shifted, push them back together with a fork.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let sit for about 5 minutes to melt.

Once the chocolate has melted, spread evenly and sprinkle with nuts. Press the nuts gently into the chocolate. Let cool then place in fridge to harden.

Once hard, break the candy into small pieces and place in containers.


  1. Oh!! That looks so good!!!

    Thanks for finding me today, I"m now following you too :)

    Happy Thursday!

  2. Is this stuff called "Christmas Crack?" Or, is it so good you'll be addicted to it like a drug addict on Crack? ;)

    Whatever the case may be...looks like I should try it!!!

  3. Haha, pretty much both. It's called Christmas Crack because it's so addicting. I made some for my friend last night and she simply referred to it as "the bomb."

    Let me know how you like it! :-)

  4. I love these! They are so easy to make and soooooo addicting!

  5. I would love to make this but we cannot get saltines here in the UK and I am struggling to find an alternative.

    I am enjoying your blog.