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Christmas Crack Recipe

This Christmas Crack aka Saltine Cracker Toffee Candy is the most incredibly addicting holiday dessert! The perfect salty, sweet, and crunchy bark made with only 7 easy ingredients. 

christmas candy with white chocolate, pecans, and walnuts

Christmas Crack is called that because it is SO good that you just won’t be able to stop at one piece. 

Just imagine biting into a piece of saltine cracker toffee layered with chocolate, toasted nuts, flaked sea salt, and drizzles of white chocolate. 

You won’t ever want to stop!

overhead view of stacked christmas crack with nuts on top

This stuff is pure heaven! 

If you make just one new holiday dessert this year, it should be this one. 

how to make christmas crack

This recipe is a classic and is so simple to make, but looks impressive!

First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Next, line a sleeve of saltine crackers on the parchment paper. 

sheet pan with saltine candy before it is broken up

In a sauce pan, bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil.

Boil until thick, stirring constantly (this is the toffee layer).

Pour the caramel mixture over the top of the saltines evenly, then bake for a few minutes until bubbly. 

christmas crack toffee up close

Once done, remove from the oven and sprinkle on a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. 

While the chips melt, toast your nuts for a few minutes in the oven. 

Once the chocolate chips have melted, use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate layer out evenly. 

christmas crack stacked on wax paper

Now it’s time for toppings!

I love using walnuts, pecans, sea salt, and drizzled white chocolate.

But you can use whatever you want, the possibilities are endless!

More christmas crack toppings

  • chopped heath bar
  • toffee bits
  • M&Ms
  • chopped Reese’s Cups
  • chopped peanuts
  • sprinkles
  • pretzels
  • crushed oreos

stacked candy pieces

Place the pan in the fridge or freezer until set, then break the saltine toffee candy into pieces. 

This is really the most insanely good Christmas recipe and you have GOT to try it! 

If the leftovers aren’t gone in two seconds, store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer!

christmas crack saltines with layers of toffee, chocolate, and toppings

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christmas crack candy on wax paper

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christmas crack toffee candy recipe

Yield: 1 sheet pan

Christmas Crack Recipe

stacked saltine candy

Easy saltine toffee christmas crack recipe - this salty sweet dessert will be your new favorite holiday treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers (around 35)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 10 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (unsalted)
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans (unsalted)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • flaked sea salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and line up the saltine crackers in rows
  2. Melt butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil
  3. Boil 2 - 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick
  4. Pour over saltines and spread out evenly
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 4 - 5 minutes, until browned but not burnt
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top
  7. While the chocolate sits, place the pecans and walnuts on a baking sheet and toast for 5 - 7 minutes at 350 degrees
  8. After the chocolate chips have sat for 5 minutes, use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate out in a layer
  9. Sprinkle on the sea salt flakes, walnuts, and pecans
  10. Melt white chocolate in the microwave in 15-20 second intervals until smooth (be careful not to burn)
  11. Drizzle over the toffee candy
  12. Place christmas crack in the fridge or freezer until set, then break into pieces
  13. Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container


If you use a salted topping in place of the nuts, skip the sea salt flakes as it may be too much salt

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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Monday 9th of December 2019

Looks delicious!!

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