Christmas Cracker Toffee is a yummy salty-sweet chocolate covered Holiday treat with a nice crunchy bite to it. With only 5 ingredients, this Christmas Cracker Candy is easy to make and is super crave-worthy!
Christmas Cracker Toffee
The Holidays is a time for the making and giving of special treats. This chocolate covered cracker toffee is a classic retro Christmas sweet.
Is this the same as Christmas Crack? Yes it mostly is, but I changed the name and put my own spin on it.
About the Ingredients
- Crackers: Saltine crackers are the traditional cracker to use, but you could also use Ritz crackers, club crackers, pretzels, or graham crackers (though you won’t get the salty bit with grahams).
- Chocolate: Some chocolate chips don’t melt as well as others. You can try melting in the microwave in 20-30 secon bursts, stirring after each time. You can use a chopped up chocolate bar as well. Depending on the size, you may need multiple.
- Toppings: If you don’t want to use m&ms for the topping, you can leave them off or substitute something else. Options include chopped nuts, coconut flakes (try toasting them!), sprinkles, crushed candy canes, etc. You can also add multiple toppings.
How to Make Christmas Cracker Toffee Candy
Gather the ingredients. Line a rimmed sheet pan with foil or parchment paper and line up the crackers on it.
You can use more than one kind if you want to. Maybe use half pretzels!
Melt the butter and sugar and cook for 3 minutes at a low boil, stirring. If you have a candy thermometer, you want it to read between 271°F and 289°F. Then pour the mixture over the crackers, covering them all. Bake for about 5 minutes.
Take the pan out of the oven and scatter the chocolate chips over the hot crackers. Let sit a few minutes so the chocolate can soften and melt, then spread the chocolate evenly over the top.
If you melted the chocolate in the microwave, let the crackers cool a few minutes before spreading the melted chocolate over them.
Press the toppings into the chocolate so they stay on. After cooled completely, you can remove the foil or parchment paper. When cooled, cut into squares or break into pieces.
You can store this Christmas Cracker Candy in an airtight container.
Christmas Cracker Toffee makes a great food gift. This delicious Holidat treat recipe is perfect to bring to a Holiday party, or Cookie exchange party.
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Christmas Cracker Toffee
- 35-45 Saltine Crackers (about 1 sleeve or enough to cover one baking tray)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 cup Butter
- 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup M&M's, sprinkles, nuts or your choice of toppings
- Preheat the oven to 350° F degrees.
- Line a 10 x 15 inch baking tray with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Cover the tray with the saltine crackers lined up next to each other. Set aside.
- In a medium pot, heat the brown sugar and butter on medium heat. Cook until the sugar begins to make small bubbles. Cook the mixture at a low boil for 3 minutes, stirring, and it begins to caramelize. If you have a candy thermometer, you want it to read between 271°F and 289°F.
- Pour the sugar mixture over the saltines and spread evenly over the top to cover them. Place in the preheated oven for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and quickly sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let sit so the chocolate can melt (You can return to the oven and bake for an additional minute or so). If you want, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave, let the crackers cool a few minutes before spreading the melted chocolate over them.
- Remove the pan from the oven and spread the melted chocolate evenly over the brown sugar layer. Set aside to start cooling.
- After 5-7 minutes, while still warm, top with your favorite toppings such as m&m’s, sprinkles, or nuts. Use a spatula to press the topping into the chocolate.
- Continue to let cool. You can also put the tray in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to let the bark harden completely.
- Once the toffee has hardened, break it apart with your hands or cut into squares with a heavy duty knife.