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Christmas Crack Toffee

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Christmas crack toffee is a simple recipe that is one of my family’s favorite Christmas treats! Made with club crackers, brown sugar and chocolate, this salty sweet dessert is addictingly delicious!

I love making this cracker toffee around the holidays along with these delicious Christmas Tree Cookies and Christmas Blossoms.

squares of christmas crack toffee on a plate

What Is Christmas Crack?

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 because it is absolutely irresistable!  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!

How To Make Toffee With Club Crackers

Prep – Start by lining your baking sheet with parchment paper or some aluminum foil.  Next, you’ll line the entire baking pan with club crackers.  If you prefer saltine crackers, you can use those instead.

a baking sheet lined with club crackers

Sugar Mixture – To make the butter mixture, start by melting the butter over medium heat.  Once melted, add the milk, brown sugar, sugar and graham cracker crumbs to the sauce pan.  Bring the mixture to a boil and let it everything boil for 5 minutes.  You’ll want to stir it often to keep it from burning.

a bowl of a melted butter mixture

Pour It – Pour about half of the butter mixture over the layer of club crackers.  You’ll want to use a spatula to spread the mixture evenly over the crackers.

a baking sheet with club crackers topped with a butter mixture

Add A Layer – Next, you’ll add another layer of crackers on top of the mixture and then pour the remaining butter mixture over the second layer of crackers.  Then add one final layer of club crackers on top.

in progress layers of christmas crack toffee made with club crackers

Add The Chocolate – Pour the chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips into a small saucepan and melt them over medium heat.  Again, you’ll want to stir this frequently while it’s melting to keep it from burning.  Once the chips have completely melted, pour it over the top of the crackers.  Spread it evenly so everything is evenly coated.

a finished pan of christmas crack toffee

Let It Cool – You’ll want to place the Christmas crack toffee in the fridge for about an hour to let everything cool completely and set.  Once it’s firm, cut the toffee into squares and serve.

squares of toffee made with chocolate, brown sugar and club crackers

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squares of christmas crack toffee on a plate
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Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe

Christmas crack toffee is a simple toffee made with club crackers, brown sugar and chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, Holiday, toffee
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Tray
Calories 129 kcal


  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Crack Toffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 129
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a stack of christmas crack toffee made with saltine crackers

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2012.

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