Christmas Saltine Cracker Toffee

Christmas saltine cracker toffee, or Christmas crack, is a fun treat to make over the holidays and takes very little fuss to prepare! You can dress this Christmas cracker toffee up or down with sprinkles, salty snacks (like chips, pretzels or popcorn), nuts, candy and much more! This Christmas cracker toffee recipe is made with peanuts, Christmas sprinkles and crushed candy canes, but feel free to be creative and add your own toppings. For more Christmas treats be sure to scroll below the recipe card to see a list of our favorite recipes.

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Christmas Cracker Toffee with saltines and peanuts

Christmas Saltine Cracker Toffee

marilynpeight
A sweet and salty treat with saltine crackers, toffee, swirls of chocolate, and fun toppings! This Christmas toffee is easy and fun to make for the holidays. The best part about this Christmas cracker toffee is that it can be made in only 15 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Jelly roll pan (linked below)
  • Parchment paper (linked below)
  • Saucepan (linked below)
  • measuring cups (linked below)

Ingredients
  

  • 40-50 saltine crackers enough to line the bottom of a jelly roll pan
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate wafers or chips
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate melting wafers

Optional Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts can also use pecans, slivered almonds etc.
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 400:

  • Melt butter with brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Stir occasionally and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve the sugar.
  • While the toffee is cooking, line the bottom of a 12 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, ensuring the parchment comes up over the edges of the pan, then layer the saltine crackers on top until the bottom of the pan is covered with crackers. Pour the toffee over the crackers while still warm and spread it evenly over the crackers with a spatula.
  • Place the toffee covered crackers in the preheated oven and bake for several minutes until the toffee is bubbling. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Melt the chocolate and white chocolate wafers separately over a double broiler or in the microwave, then pour the chocolate in strips over the toffee crackers (I find it helpful to use the crackers as guidelines for the chocolate strips). Spread the chocolate until the colors are connecting and the crackers are covered, then swirl the chocolate with a skewer or knife.
  • Sprinkle the toppings over the warm chocolate, then chill the Christmas cracker toffee for 1 hour, or until hardened enough to break into pieces. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to top this Christmas cracker toffee with other nuts, pretzels, broken chips, popcorn, dried fruit, raisins, sprinkles of your choice and more! 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
Keyword Christmas crack, saltine cracker toffee, easy, with peanuts, candy cane
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Equipment needed for this Christmas saltine cracker toffee:

  • Jelly roll pan You will need a jelly roll pan for this recipe. A baking sheet that is flat will not work to make the Christmas crack, because of the liquid toffee and chocolate that gets poured over the crackers.
  • Parchment paper Parchment paper is needed to remove the sticky toffee covered crackers from the pan once chilled and hardened.
  • Small saucepan A small saucepan is needed for cooking the butter and brown sugar to make the toffee mixture.
  • Measuring cups Measuring cups are useful for measuring the brown sugar, chocolates and toppings for this Christmas cracker topping.

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Ingredients needed for this Christmas saltine cracker toffee: butter, brown sugar, saltine crackers, white chocolate *see note, crushed candy cane, chocolate melting wafers, chopped peanuts and Christmas sprinkles. Feel free to use your own variety of toppings on this Christmas cracker toffee.

Is it better to use white chocolate chips or white chocolate melting wafers?

Honestly, I prefer white chocolate melting wafers for melting, but white chocolate chips can be used if they are good quality such as Lindt, Ghirardelli or Hershey’s white chocolate chips. The baking white chocolate chips I used (shown in the photo) did not melt well and I ended up running to town for a package of white chocolate melting wafers, which melted very nicely.

Step 1: Melt butter with brown sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Stir occasionally and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve the sugar.

Important tips for toffee making:

Be sure to cook the toffee on a medium-low heat once the toffee reaches a low boil. Cooking the toffee over a high heat and longer than three minutes can cause separation in the toffee, leaving a grainy texture. Also avoid stirring the toffee too much as constant stirring can also cause separation.

Steps 2-3: While the toffee is cooking, line the bottom of a 12 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, ensuring the parchment comes up over the edges of the pan, then layer the saltine crackers on top until the bottom of the pan is covered with crackers. Pour the toffee over the crackers while still warm and spread it evenly over the crackers with a spatula. Bake the toffee covered crackers in the preheated oven until the toffee is bubbling all over the cracker layer.

Step 4: Melt the chocolate and white chocolate wafers separately over a double broiler or in the microwave, then pour the chocolate in strips over the toffee crackers (I find it helpful to use the crackers as guidelines for the chocolate strips). Spread the chocolate until the colors are connecting and the crackers are covered, then swirl the chocolate with a skewer or knife.

Step 5: Sprinkle the toppings over the warm chocolate covered toffee, then chill the Christmas cracker toffee for one hour, or until fully chilled and hardened.

Step 5 continued: Once the toffee is chilled and the chocolate has hardened, break the toffee into smaller pieces and then serve or package up for gifts to give away during the Christmas season. This toffee can be stored at room temperature for up to a week. You can also store the toffee in the refrigerator for several weeks or keep it frozen for several months.

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