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pieces of saltine toffee lined up in front of a Christmas dish full of more toffee
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Saltine Toffee [Christmas Crack]

Saltine toffee, aka Christmas Crack, is an easy and surprisingly addictive candy made from saltine crackers, butter sugar and chocolate chips.
Course Desserts, Snacks, Treats
Cuisine American, Christmas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill time 8 hours
Servings 40 pieces (approximately)
Calories 172kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 54 saltine crackers (This may vary depending on the size of your pan. Mine was 12 x 17)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the saltines in a single layer on the bottom of the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  • Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture over the crackers. Using a spatula, gently spread the sauce until every corner of the crackers are covered.
  • Bake for five minutes until the sugar sauce is bubbly. Remove from the oven and allow the crackers to cool for about five minutes.
  • In the meantime, place the chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, stir, then continue to heat and stir at 30 second intervals until the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate chips over the crackers. Using a spatula, gently spread the chocolate over the surface until every corner of the crackers are covered.
  • While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle the top with the chopped pecans. Allow the toffee to cool to room temperature, then place it in the fridge to set overnight.
  • After the toffee has chilled, break it into smaller pieces.


Saltine Toffee needs to be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag so it doesn’t go stale. You can store it on the counter. However, I prefer to keep it in the fridge to prevent the chocolate from getting soft. Saltine Toffee will last a week if stored properly. Saltine Toffee can be frozen for up to three months.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 16.1mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 96.5mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 16.3g