Christmas Crack yo. Come get you some.

UPDATE: So, some friends have asked for clarification on how I made this since the 2 recipes I listed are different (did I use vanilla extract? at what temp did I bake mine?) So, I have posted a recipe card below!

ORIGINAL POST: You’ve probably seen this all over the blogosphere. .  Averie’s Chocolate Saltine Toffee or Julie’s Christmas Crack  . . I’m not even sure where this recipe originated but. .  it’s AWESOME. Freaking Brilliant. And highly addictive.

You know what this is? This is the candy that Monica (Courteney Cox’s character) from Friends made. Now I get it.  Don’t make this for the neighbors. Keep it all for yourself.

This seriously takes under 15 minutes to make and it’s pure deliciousness.  Only problem. You have to wait for it to cool. You can get the recipe from either of the two links above (giving credit where credit is due) . .  and I just added English Toffee bits on top because that’s what I do. I was tempted to mix in some peanut butter chips into the chocolate chips to get a chocolatey-peanut buttery spread OR even candied bacon on top. .  but that would have been CRAZINESS.  Maybe I am hallucinating. Damn, I’m going to try adding the peanut butter morsels into the chocolate chips for sure. I will definitely be making this again next week.

If you need to break away from the relatives, in-laws, for even the kids for 30 minutes, make some of this, give it to them and then disappear for some ME time. But, it won’t last long because they will devour this stuff. Fast. And then come looking for you for more. Word.

Or better yet, make this with your kids (maybe they can help with the toffee sprinkles at the end) and leave it out for Santa. With this, you’re sure to get priority delivery next Christmas from the North Pole. :) And if the kids ask, we’re calling this Christmas Candy over here at Hip Foodie Mom.

Happy holidays!

You need to get you some of this before 2012 is over. Seriously. I hope you enjoy!

Christmas Crack yo. Come get you some.
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Here are some variations: 1) Mix one cup chocolate chips with one cup peanut butter chips for a hint of peanut butter! 2) Drizzle melted peanut butter over the English Toffee Bits 3) If you’re feeling really crazy, sprinkle candied bacon or tiny bacon bits over the top, after the chocolate so it sticks and then drizzle some more melted chocolate on top of that.
Recipe type: Snack/Dessert

  • about 40 saltine crackers (you just need enough to completely line your cookie sheet)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (see variations in the SUMMARY above)
  • English Toffee Bits

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a parchment paper lined (or foil) cookie sheet, baking pan or jelly roll pan, line the saltine crackers side by side until the entire pan is filled.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Bring to a boil then let boil for about 3-5 minutes. Do NOT stir.
  4. When it’s ready, pour the caramel mixture evenly over the saltines then place into the oven to bake for about 5 minutes.
  5. While your pan is in the oven, in a microwave safe bowl, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring in between at 30 second intervals.
  6. Remove the pan of saltines from the oven. Your caramel might be bubbling but that’s ok. Pour your chocolate evenly on top of the caramel, smoothing it out evenly to cover the entire pan. Sprinkle the English Toffee Bits immediately so they stick.
  7. Refrigerate for about an hour. I know, I hate this step too.
  8. Once completely cool and solidified, break into 2 inch pieces and enjoy!!
  9. You can store in an airtight container if you have any leftovers.

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks and Table for Two






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13 Responses to "Christmas Crack yo. Come get you some."

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    December 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I’m so glad you like my recipe! Thanks for trying it and posting about it and linking back – I appreciate that :)

    Yours looks gorgeous!

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Of course!!!! Thank YOU!!! :) Happy Holidays!

  2. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

    December 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    you are so gangsta, it hurts!


    looks amazeballs. must try it with candied bacon….

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Hahha, Thanks Amy! I am definitely going to make this again next week when the entire family is here. . let me know if you try it! It’s so goooood!

  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    December 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Yours looks really good!! I’m so glad you enjoyed :) xoox

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you, Julie! :)

  4. Sandy Leonard

    December 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Gonna make some this weekend along with my other Christmas cookies. I love chocolate and toffee so I’m sure I’ll love it. And thanks for sharing as this will add at least 5 lbs to my derriere.

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Haha. . holiday weight is inevitable. . just run around a little extra later. You must make this! let me know how you like it! :)

  5. Brandi

    December 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Omg Alice!!! Sweet, salty and chocolatey!! Heaven. I’m salivating! Beautiful too :) I always love coming to your site!

    • hipfoodiemom

      December 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Brandi!! :)

  6. Jennifer @ Revel Kitchen

    December 27, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Hi Alice! Looks delicious and dangerously easy :). It would be a good one to make with my nieces. Hope you had a merry Christmas!

  7. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    December 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Good God, crack is the right word to describe this! I don’t think I should make this…I’d eat the entire batch myself. Then I’d have to hook myself up to an insulin bag to combat the diabetes I’ll develop 😉 I’m obsessed with Averie’s blog – I’ve been baking up a storm with her recipes.

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