I started making this a couple years ago. When I first heard about it, I thought the saltines were incredibly strange but they give the “toffee” a good texture and the salt from the saltines are great in contrast to the sweetness of the sugar & chocolate. Over the years this recipe got a new nickname… I started calling it crack cause its so good (not that I actually know what crack is actually like) and totally irresistible. Its always a bit like Christmas year around… aka Christmas Crack.
Not only is it only 5 ingredients. Its so easy and quick to make and everyone always raves about it! Its one of my go-to homemade gifts for the holidays. You can use all kinds of chocolate, dark chocolate is my personal fave but semi-sweet is my go-to as I typically have a bag of semisweet chocolate chips in the pantry. Top it with nuts or toffee bits, sprinkles or whatever else your heart might desire!
Go make this now. You won’t regret it. Well your waistline might but your tastebuds won’t
Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack
4 ounces saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4- 1 cup dark brown sugar
12 oz (or 2 cups) chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a 15×10 by 1-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Line pan with single layer of saltine crackers.
In a saucepan, combine the butter and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high and boil for 3 minutes without stirring. Immediately pour over saltines to cover crackers completely.
Bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before spreading melted chocolate evenly across crackers. Top with chopped nuts.
Cool completely and break into pieces.
Source: Adapted from Allrecipes