Christmas Crack Candy

Super easy Christmas Crack to take to those holiday gatherings. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions then top as you want.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 48 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • Toppings of choice.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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

  1. The tray can be 10X18 or 12X18
  2. You may vary the chocolate by using half peanut butter chips or all white chocolate chips.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg