Christmas Cracker Toffee Candy with caramel filling and chocolate topping with sprinkles. Quick Christmas candy recipe.

Christmas Crack {Best Saltine Cracker Toffee Candy}

Easy 6-ingredient Christmas Crack recipe. Delicious 3-minute homemade toffee candy coating covering saltine crackers and topped with melted chocolate. This Christmas Crack is an old-fashioned toffee candy made with butter, brown sugar, chocolate, and saltine crackers. It can also be made with graham crackers or butter crackers such as ritz and served as a gourmet Christmas candy recipe.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel cracker candy, Chocolate Saltine Toffee, Christmas candy, saltine cracker bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 40 servings
Calories 129
Author Jessica (


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ tbsp Christmas sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or heath bits


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray very well with cooking spray. Line saltine crackers into rows and columns.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Very slowly and lightly drizzle the hot caramel toffee over the crackers while spreading it across the crackers.
  • Place in oven for 5 minutes.
  • Microwave chocolate chips in the microwave on power level 3 for 7 minutes. Don't use a silicone spatula to stir it as this can be a common source of moisture that will ruin the chocolate. TIP: If you use Ghirardelli chocolate chips (do not use nestle), you can take the sheet pan out of the oven and sprinkle it with chocolate chips then return to oven for 3-5 and smooth it.
  • Immediately sprinkle melted chocolate with sprinkles, chopped nuts like pecans or almonds, or other cake toppings like toffee bits, I like to sprinkle the top with a little sea salt.
    TIP: You can customize the topping and create different flavors divided by sections. As an example, use crushed oreos on ¼ the top, use pecans on ¼ the top, use peppermint bark or candy canes on ¼ the top, and use sprinkles on ¼ the top.
  • Allow chocolate to cool for several hours or overnight.
  • Cut or break Christmas candy into pieces.


TIP: Skip melting the chocolate on the stove top or in the microwave. Instead, use Ghirardelli chocolate chips (not nestle). After baking for 5 minutes, simply spread chocolate chips over the surface of the toffee. Place in oven for 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven and smooth chips with a spatula. This step will only work with chocolate that does not contain an additive.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg