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World's BEST Christmas Crack Recipe!

Christmas Crack

A scrumptious combination of salty, crunchy toffee, chocolate,& toasted nuts, and it's so easy to make - what's not to love?!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Freezing time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert


  • Crackers enough to line a jelly roll pan. Ritz or Toppables are my favorites, and Gluten Free Original Crackers by Lance are a great GF alternative.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips milk, semi-sweet, or dark
  • 1 cup nuts toasted and chopped (optional)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 400° F
  • Line a jelly pan with parchment paper. DO NOT SKIP THE PARCHMENT!
  • Cover the entire bottom of the pan with crackers, being sure to fill in any gaps with cracker crumble.
  • Roast, and finely chop 1 cup of nuts. Set the nuts aside.
  • In a medium pot (not too small), measure 1 cup of butter (NOT margarine), and 1 cup packed brown sugar.
  • On medium heat, bring butter & sugar to a boil, and keep in a rolling boil for 3 minutes. DO NOT STIR WHILE BOILING. If you're using a candy thermometer, the temperature should be between 270°-290° F.
  • Pour the hot toffee over the crackers, and spread it (using a buttered spatula) so it completely covers the crackers.
  • Bake in the oven for 4 minutes. Remove from the oven, and turn the oven off.
  • Evenly pour the chocolate chips over the top. Put it back in the still-warm oven for 1 minute to melt the chocolate, then spread the chocolate over the crackers & toffee.
  • Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the warm, melty chocolate.
  • Put the pan in the freezer until it's fully hardened, then break the Christmas Crack into pieces.


Christmas Crack freezes very well!
Keyword Dessert