Christmas Crack! Highly addictive and so delicious! This is an absolute must make for the holidays!
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.
You need to get you some of this before 2012 is over. Seriously. I hope you enjoy!
- 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 semi-sweet chocolate chips see variations in the SUMMARY above
- English Toffee Bits to sprinkle
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Using a parchment paper (or foil) lined cookie sheet, baking pan or jelly roll pan, line the saltine crackers side by side until the entire bottom of the pan is filled.
- In a saucepan, over medium high heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Bring to a boil then let boil for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do NOT stir but also make sure it doesn't burn.
- When it's ready, pour the caramel mixture evenly over the saltine crackers (you can also use a rubber spatula to spread) then place into the oven to bake for about 5 minutes.
- While your pan is in the oven, in a microwave safe bowl, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring in between at 30 second intervals.
- 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.
- Refrigerate for about an hour. I know, I hate this step too. Once completely cool and solidified, break into 2 inch pieces and enjoy!! You can store in an airtight container if you have any leftovers. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks and Table for Two.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
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!
Of course!!!! Thank YOU!!! 🙂 Happy Holidays!
Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says
you are so gangsta, it hurts!
looks amazeballs. must try it with candied bacon….
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!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Yours looks really good!! I’m so glad you enjoyed 🙂 xoox
Thank you, Julie! 🙂
Sandy Leonard says
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.
Haha. . holiday weight is inevitable. . just run around a little extra later. You must make this! let me know how you like it! 🙂
Omg Alice!!! Sweet, salty and chocolatey!! Heaven. I’m salivating! Beautiful too 🙂 I always love coming to your site!
Thank you so much, Brandi!! 🙂
Jennifer @ Revel Kitchen says
Hi Alice! Looks delicious and dangerously easy :). It would be a good one to make with my nieces. Hope you had a merry Christmas!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
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.