Christmas Crack Recipe 2024

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Christmas Crack Recipe (Step by Step)

Christmas Crack is very popular and termed to be a festive for everyone as it is very crispy with a smooth chocolate flavor thus making it a perfect treat for the holiday season.

As it is made up of only four ingredients i.e. saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips, it takes very little time to cook and to enjoy it with family, friends, etc.

The inclusion of crackers gives the recipe a very light and crispy smooth texture while the addition of butter, brown sugar along with chocolate will create a rich flavor.

What is Christmas Crack?

The Christmas Crack is a candy made up of saltine crackers perfectly coated in toffee to give a chocolate finishing flavor. It is a sweet treat that is very addictive and delicious for a perfect Christmas season beginning.

Main Ingredients and Their Uses

Only a few ingredients are to be used for making this delicious Christmas Crack recipe which will be a perfect treat for this Christmas season.

  1. Saltine Crackers: This is used to make a delicious crunchy base which will help to keep the toffee together thus adding a delicious taste and flavor.
  2. Butter: To melt down the brown sugar perfectly, butter is required and it is also used for the Christmas Crack recipe topping.
  3. Brown Sugar:- Brown sugar contains molasses which will finally produce a deeper and dark flavor for the topping.
  4. Chocolate Chips: It is an additional topping for the Christmas Crack Recipe which will give an extra chocolaty taste.
Christmas Crack Recipe Ingredients

How to Prepare a Christmas Crack Recipe

  • Step 1: First preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (Fahrenheit) and take a baking sheet pan of around 10X15 whose body along with all the corners must be covered perfectly with aluminum foil.
    (You can also use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil)
Christmas crack making process
  • Step 2: Gently place the saltine crackers on the above-prepared baking sheet in a single layer without any overlapping.
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  • Step 3: Now in a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar gently on a medium-high flame with a continuously stirring process until the butter gets melted and brown sugar is dissolved in it.
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  • Step 4: Now pour the sugar and butter mixture on the saltine crackers prepared in the baking sheet pan.
  • Step 5: Spread the mixture gently all over and bake it in the oven (400 degrees F) for around 5 minutes.
  • Step 6: Remove the pan from the oven sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the toffee and leave it for 5-6 minutes until it completely melts down.
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  • Step 7: Use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the toffee smoothly and you can add a topping of your own choice to make it more delicious.

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  • Step 8: Allow the Christmas Crack to cool down completely in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours and after that gently peel off the aluminum foil to get the crispy candy.
  • Step 9: Crack the candy into small pieces or use a knife to cut it into pieces to enjoy the Christmas Crack with your family and friends.
Christmas crack recipe final stage

Why is the Christmas Crack Recipe so Delicious and Easy to Make?

  • Only Just 4 Ingredients: The Christmas Crack recipe needs only 4 main ingredients (butter, brown sugar, saltine crackers, and chocolate chips) which are easily available in any marketplace.
  • No Candy Thermometer/Kitchen Thermometer is Required: Just simply boil the sugar and butter on a medium-high flame for nearly 5 minutes. For this, we don’t need any candy or kitchen thermometer to be concerned about the suitable applied temperature for this recipe.
  • Very Delicious and Tasty: The Christmas Crack is so delicious that everyone will like it and can’t stop at one exactly. The perfect combination of dark chocolate, butter, sugar, and crackers makes it a crispy texture and an irresistible one. 

Some Expert Tips for a Perfect Taste

  1. Pan Size: Always use a 10X15” baking pan which is the best for the recipe giving it a perfect shape. It will keep the crackers in place and will prevent the toffee from spilling out from the pan.
  2. Aluminum Foil: Use heavy-duty aluminum foil as it is easy to peel after cooking. For additional smoothness use avocado oil spray before covering the foil and try to cover all corners of the pan perfectly. You can also use parchment paper in which no greasing is further required.
  3. Toffee Preparation: When the sugar and butter are about to boil use a timer and set it for 5 minutes. The timer will help to make a perfect caramel of butter and sugar which will add more taste and crispiness to the recipe.
  4. Melting of Chocolate Chips:  Once you remove the baking tray from the oven immediately spread the chocolate chips on the top so that hot toffee is able to melt the chocolate chips evenly. You can also use the oven to heat it for 1 minute which will perfectly melt the whole chocolate chips so that it can be easily spread with a spatula.

Substitutions and References of Ingredients

Saltine CrackersSalted Saltine Crackers/Ritz Crackers/Graham Crackers
Brown SugarLight Brown Sugar/Dark Brown Sugar
ButterSalted Butter/Unsalted Butter/Vegan Butter Sticks
ChocolateMilk Chocolate Chips/Dark Chocolate Chips
ToppingsFestive Sprinkles/Chopped Nuts/Shredded Coconut /Candy Canes (crushed)
Use of NutsWalnuts/Peanuts/Almonds

Storing Process Christmas Crack Leftover

The Christmas Crack is very easy to store and it will have the same taste and flavor for many days if it is kept correctly in the following given process.

  • Airtight Pack: You can use airtight packets or ziplock bags to keep the Christmas crackle fresh for 4-5 days stored at room temperature.
  • Refrigerator: You can also store the crackers in an airtight container and keep them in a refrigerator which will stay fresh for nearly 2 weeks.
  • Freezer: Well in the freezer you can store the delicious Christmas Crack for up to 1 month by keeping it in an air-tight container. You must break down the crackers into pieces first and place a parchment paper between them. It will not allow forming a big clump and will keep it fresh.

Christmas Crack- A Sweet and Tasty Treat 

Christmas Crack has finally earned a great place as a must-have holiday treat that is liked by everyone. It has a fine texture of sweetness in every bite and offers a perfect balance of chocolate taste which makes it a unique one.

We can say that Christmas Crack is an ideal recipe that can be served on any kind of occasion during the Christmas season. For me, Christmas cracker is one of my favorite dishes which is also liked by everyone in my family.

To make it more delicious I sometimes add toppings like pretzels, sprinkles, or candy canes which makes it more crunchy and tastier. I also prefer Graham crackers and cherry-flavored chocolate which make the Christmas Crack a perfect recipe for the Christmas season.

Christmas Crack always spreads a feeling of joy and happiness while sharing it with family members and other friends. So enjoy the magical flavor of this Christmas Crack Recipe for the ultimate sweet and salty treat combination.

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