Classic Christmas Crack

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As a kid, my favorite Christmas treat was my mom’s Christmas Crack. Because it is super addictive and sugary, I haven’t made it in years…but it is 2020 so I made three versions of it to share with my church staff earlier this week. The leftovers at home have been a hit for Arianna, too.

Here is how you make it:

Classic Christmas Crack Recipe

  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 40-50 saltine crackers
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Christmas chocolate candy and sprinkles

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Arrange crackers to fill the tray…this is easy to do while you melt butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan,

Once the sugar and butter start to boil, set a timer for 3 minutes and let it keep boiling. You might want to stir with a wooden spoon while it boils.

Pour the boiling toffee (butter and sugar) over the crackers….once they are all covered, pop the pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes or until bubbling.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the bubbling toffee then return to the oven for 3 minutes.

Spread the melted chocolate over all the crackers then quickly sprinkle in desired Christmas chocolate candies and sprinkles.

Allow to cool at room temperature then break into pieces.


Watch for the other two recipes I made this year and check out my Instagram for a Reel demonstration! What is your favorite holiday treat?

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