This Christmas crack is the perfect last-minute holiday recipe! With just 5 ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll have a perfectly sweet, slightly salty Christmas treat. This totally foolproof saltine chocolate toffee bark recipe is super easy, perfect for even the most inexperienced home cooks!

christmas crack pieces on a baking sheet with milk on the side

Main Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Recipe

  • Crackers – I used Simple Mill’s almond flour sea salt crackers, they’re entirely grain-free and a totally delicious! They act as the perfect substitute to Saltine crackers, used in most traditional Christmas crack recipes. This simple swap makes this holiday dessert recipe gluten-free, and a little bit healthier.

  • Butter – Feel free to use whatever kind of butter you’d like, though I used vegan butter to keep this recipe vegan-friendly. My sister’s vegan, so I always try to make at least a few holiday treats that she can eat too. And honestly, you can’t even taste the difference in this vegan version!

  • Sugar – I used coconut sugar, since it’s less refined and slightly lower on the glycemic index. However, brown sugar will work just as well!

  • Chocolate Chips – Either 2 cups of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate will do! Also, you can use whatever intensity of chocolate you’d like – I prefer dark chocolate to balance out some of that sweetness in the caramel layer. If you don’t have a microwave, or would prefer not to use it, then simply melt your chocolate over a double boiler instead. I always opt for the microwave because it’s easier!

  • Toppings (optional) – Christmas crack is great on its own, but feel free to add additional toppings like chopped nuts, candy, sprinkles, shredded coconut, or crushed candy canes.

Christmas Crack Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free Options)

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Chilling Time

6

hours

This Christmas crack is the perfect last-minute holiday recipe! With just 5 ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll have a perfectly sweet, slightly salty Christmas treat. This totally foolproof recipe is super easy, perfect for even the most inexperienced home cooks!

Ingredients

  • 1 Sleeve Saltine Crackers or 1 box Simple Mill’s GF Crackers

  • 1 Cup Butter (Dairy or Non-Dairy)

  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange crackers in an even layer on baking sheet.
  • Melt butter and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once butter has melted, cook for another 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly until dark brown and bubbling.
  • Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla extract and salt then immediately pour over crackers. Bake for 5 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave, in 30 second intervals until completely smooth. Remove crackers from oven and let cool for 1 minute or until no longer bubbling, then pour chocolate over top and spread into an even layer.
  • Leave to cool at room temperature then transfer to either the fridge for 6-8 hours, or the freezer for 3-4 hours. Remove crack candy from pan, peel away foil, and break into large chunks.

Notes

  • To Store: Store Christmas Crack in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To Freeze: Break or cut it into pieces and store it in freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.

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