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Simple Toffee Recipe – “Christmas Crack”


This simple toffee recipe is one of my family’s favorite Christmas treats! We lovingly call it “Christmas Crack”, simply because it can be quite addicting!!! You have all been warned… 


My aunt used to make a simple toffee recipe using saltine crackers, and while it may sound a bit odd, there is something so yummy about the salty crunch of the crackers mixed with the sweet, smooth texture of the chocolate. (My mouth is watering just thinking about it!)

A few years ago, our friends made some similar treats for our family and they were devoured in minutes! Instead of using saltine crackers, they used club crackers which literally melts in your mouth! We called this toffee treat “Christmas Crack”, and even though that name implies they are only to be made only during the holidays, there are definitely no such regulations in my home. We like to indulge on these little bites off goodness year round!

You start by lining a prepared baking pan with crackers –


Melt some butter and simple ingredients over the stove top…


…then layer that deliciousness on top of the crackers.


Continue with another layer of crackers…


…and some chocolate.


And then chill until you can’t wait any longer to dive into it!!!


Here is the {simple} recipe.

Simple Toffee Recipe – Christmas Crack


  • 80 club crackers
  • 1 cup butter (no margarine for these babies!)
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil.
  2. Lay crackers on the foil covering the entire surface without overlapping.
  3. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat, then add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil and let this boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour half the mixture over the crackers. {Use a spatula to spread to coat evenly.} Place another single layer of crackers, then top with the remaining butter mixture and one more layer of crackers.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Melt completely, stirring constantly.
  6. Spread mixture on top of crackers.
  7. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  8. Cut into desired sized pieces and serve!


 Here are a few more treats you might enjoy:


Marshmallow Krispie Brownies || Blueberry Greek Yogurt Donuts || Almond Joy Rice Krispies

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2012.

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