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stack of christmas crack saltine toffee on red plate

Christmas Crack (aka Saltine Toffee)

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Christmas Crack is a crunchy, sweet and salty 15 minute dessert recipe. This easy to make recipe layers Saltine crackers, homemade 2 ingredient caramel, melted chocolate, and Christmas M&Ms for a treat that is a holiday staple!


Units Scale
  • about 40 Saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup M&Ms (optional)
  • holiday sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Fill tray with crackers.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium high heat melt butter. Add brown sugar and heat to a boil, stirring continuously. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture over crackers and spread evenly. Place in oven and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Immediately after removing from oven pour chocolate chips over toffee. Allow to sit two minutes then use a spatula to spread. Sprinkle with candy and sprinkles while chocolate is still hot. Chill to set.


Substitute candy and sprinkles with toppings of your choice to customize.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cracker
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 17.5 g
  • Sodium: 289.5 mg
  • Fat: 15.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.1 mg