Make It a Meal Monday: Christmas Crack

Whitney Houston coined the phrase, “Crack is whack” during an interview with Diane Sawyer but I don’t think she was talking about my crack.  You see, if she had my crack, she’d be at the grocery store picking up butter on an hourly basis.  My Christmas Crack is the most amazing holiday dessert/candy ever which could be as addictive as some illegal drugs (this is only an assumption).

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

A few years ago, my roommate and I made this-

Ok, fine she watched and ate it while I made it for her parents.  Once her mom had it, Ashlea was informed it was her new holiday contribution to the feast (her old contribution was her appetite).  I hate to say this but if Ashlea can make this, you can make this.  If you bring this to a party, your Christmas Crack will be the highlight of the night.

Christmas Crack= popularity boost.

My only warning is to make and get it out of your house as fast as possible otherwise you will eat it all.  The Christmas Crack covers the salty and sweet need in a candy.  The homemade toffee pairs wonderfully with the saltines and chocolate coating.

You will thank me after making this recipe.

Christmas Crack


  • ~50 saltine crackers (more or less depending on your pan)
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray


  • 1 cup of M&M
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts
  • 1 cup crushed saltines

Notes: You will need a cookie sheet with a slight lip or a jelly roll sheet for this recipe.

1. Line your cookie sheet with tin foil.  Be sure your foil completely covers the cookie sheet.  You do not want to use two pieces or the toffee will be messed up.  I made this mistake before, please don’t waste the toffee.  Give it a squirt of cooking spray.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

2. Line the sheet with saltines.  I made Greg do this since it’s something he can do one handed.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

3. In a sauce pan, add the butter and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil on low medium/low heat.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

4. Let boil for three minutes.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

5.  Remove from heat and slowly pour over the saltines.  You will need to smooth out the toffee a bit.  Don’t stress if it doesn’t reach all the corners, it will smooth out a little more in the oven.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

6. Bake for 7-8 minutes at 325 degrees.  If any of your saltines pop up during baking, quickly push them down before the next step.

7. Once it’s out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee.  Give it a few minutes (about 2-3) for the chocolate to soften and spread it across the toffee with a spatula.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

OPTIONAL: You can add topping at this point (see optional toppings), we added Christmas colored mini M&Ms to make it more festive.

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

8. Place in the fridge for two hours.

9.  Remove from the fridge, take off the tin foil, and break it up!

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

10. Enjoy! (Keep refrigerated)

Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s