It’s candy making time, and this is the perfect treat to begin the baking days ahead… Christmas Crack… YOUR WELCOME!

December is here.  December 5th to be exact.

Just 20 more days until the big ol’ jolly fella slides down our chimney — or in Florida… the front door– and drops off gifts for all the boys and girls.  Of course along the way he’ll eat some tasty treats that are left behind for him.

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?  If you said No it’s alright I haven’t either… actually I lie I think I have 1 present bought… Take a look at our 2017 Christmas Guides for Teens Boys & Girls, For that special Him.  More are on their way as well, for the Foodie, For Her, For the Beauty Lovers, & Toddlers.

Which brings me to the topic on hand… Christmas Cookies, Candies, Treats galore!  I love this time because I love baking sweets and sharing them with friends and family.  For example this one…

Christmas Crack.

YES… that is what they call this treat of salty & sweet goodness that’s layered with crackers, brown sugar toffee filling, and then of course chocolate on top with sprinkles.

Layer the saltine crackers, salt side up in a single layer next to one another.

Melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring until bubbly.


Pour onto crackers, just make sure the crackers stay in one layer.  They may try to rise over the toffee mixture.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes.

Sprinkle chocolate chips all over.  Allow them to soften and start to melt.


With the back of a spoon spread the chocolate all over.


Sprinkle with sprinkles of your choice, or you can nuts, candy or whatever you choose.

Place in the refrigerator until set and firm.


Break up into pieces small or big… try not to eat them while you do it too!


and there you have it Christmas Crack…

I guess its given its special name because you cant just eat one small bite…

This toffee is so simple to make and will take 20 mins to make.  Plus it only takes 4 ingredients and if you want to add nuts, sprinkles, dried fruit or candies of your choice you can too.

Let’s start baking…


Christmas Crack

Total Time: 20 minutes

A sweet and salty treat that will melt in your mouth with every bite!


  • 1 sleeve & 1/2 Saltine Crackers
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter (no margarine allowed)
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Christmas Sprinkles Optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Lay a flat layer of crackers out on the foil, salt side up. Melt the sugar and butter until a boil is reached. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Pour this mixture over the crackers and spread to coat evenly. Bake for 5-8 minutes.
  4. After removing the pan from the oven, let sit for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, let them soften and melt, and then spread with back of a spoon in an even layer.
  5. Place in fridge to cool and harden. Once ready to serve or package, break into pieces of choosing.
  6. Enjoy!