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Cracker Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) is so easy to make and highly addictive! Saltine crackers are coated in a quick toffee layer and topped with chocolate and nuts. 
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Cracker Toffee

Cracker Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) is so easy to make and highly addictive! Saltine crackers are coated in a quick toffee layer and topped with chocolate and nuts. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 35 servings
Author Amber Brady

Ingredients

  • 35 saltine crackers (about 1 sleeve)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups (one 12-oz bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts*, chopped (pecans, walnuts, almonds)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread parchment paper over a rimmed cookie sheet, covering the sides/edges too. (A half sheet/jelly roll pan works best.)
  • Place crackers in a single layer, close together, on top of the parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. 
  • Bring to a full, rolling boil (that won't go away when you stir). Turn heat down slightly to medium/medium-low (so there is still a boil, but not so high that it caramelizes too quickly). Set a timer for 3 minutes and stop stirring. After 3 minutes, immediately pour the sugar mixture over the saltine crackers. (Try to pour some on each cracker, but it will spread more in the oven so don't worry.)
  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 minutes. (After about 3 minutes, it will start to bubble and cover the crackers better.)
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the chocolate chips soften for 1-2 minutes. Use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate evenly over the toffee. 
  • Immediately top with chopped nuts while the chocolate is warm. (*Toasted nuts taste better. You can place them in a skillet over medium heat and stir them until they get nutty and fragrant. About 3-5 minutes.) Cool completely and break into pieces.

Notes

*Nuts can be omitted or replaced with M&Ms, sprinkles, etc. 
May substitute other similar salty crackers (Ritz, Club, etc.) or try it with graham crackers. 
 
Recipe altered from Butter With A Side Of Bread
 
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