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a stack of saltine cracker candy topped with chocolate and red, white, and green sprinkles

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack, sometimes called Saltine Cracker Candy, is the most addicting easy candy recipe in the world! It's salty-sweet and dangerously simple to make! Add it to all your Christmas goody plates and be prepared to share the recipe because everyone beg you for it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 96.52kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 cup butter no substitutes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 48 saltine crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles chopped almonds or walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Line foil with saltine crackers, touching salt side up. You probably won't need quite two sleeves of crackers.
  • Over medium heat, while constantly stirring, bring butter and sugar to a gentle, yet rolling, boil. If you turn the heat too high the mixture might separate. I like to use a whisk for stirring.
  • Once it's boiling remove the spoon and boil for exactly 3 minutes. You want the heat to be as low as possible while maintaining a boil. It's important for the mixture to be completely boiling for the entire three minutes or the candy will turn out soggy.
  • Pour over saltine crackers. Spread with the back of a spoon if necessary.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Immediately after removing them from the over sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes. Spread with the back of a spoon.
  • Decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts or colored dipping chocolates.
  • Allow candy to completely cool.
  • Break or cut into pieces.


Store saltine toffee in an airtight container. It should last for up to a week. 
It's fun to use a different kinds of chocolate.
You may cool candy in the refrigerator or in the freezer for a few minutes, however it will get mushy if it's stored in the freezer.


Calories: 96.52kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.68g | Protein: 0.67g | Fat: 6.26g | Saturated Fat: 3.73g | Cholesterol: 10.51mg | Sodium: 66.24mg | Potassium: 43.89mg | Fiber: 0.54g | Sugar: 6.58g | Vitamin A: 120.99IU | Calcium: 9.06mg | Iron: 0.54mg