Prepare 12 X 18 half sheet tray using a large sheet of parchment paper. Cover with a single layer of saltine crackers, 48 for me.
In a non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat, place 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar.
Bring to a boil then cook for 3 minutes while mixing well. It will get a little darker if you have good eyes. It will pull away from the edge of the pot with stirring.
Pour over the toffee over the saltines and smooth to cover rapidly. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with 12 oz of chocolate chips. Allow to set for 5 minutes then smooth the melted chocolate.
Top with 1 cup of chopped pecans or toppings of your choice. There is plenty of room for multiple variations.
Cool in the refrigerator for a few hours then "crack" into serving size pieces.
Tips for Christmas Crack
The tray can be 10X18 or 12X18
You may vary the chocolate by using half peanut butter chips or all white chocolate chips.
Use topping of your choice. I suggest a cup of chopped pecans. Or use some M&Ms, sprinkles, marshmallows, different nuts, crushed Oreos, or my favorite crushed candy canes.
There is lots of room for toppings so pick a variety, so your guests have a variety of choices.
Nutrition Note: Calculate on a 2-inch square piece and with no toppings added.
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