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Easy Christmas Crack – Homemade Toffee

If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat that won’t take more than about 15 minutes to make, Easy Christmas Crack will work perfectly. This homemade toffee candy is a special treat for the holidays, especially Christmas, and can be made for less than five dollars.

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

 

This might be one of my favorite Christmas desserts. Candy is a popular treat around the holidays and this is such a cinch to make. It’s great for parties, teacher or neighbor gifts, or to make for the family to munch on during the Christmas break.

The brown sugar and butter cook up to taste just like Heath bars. I brought this toffee recipe to my Dad’s house for Christmas and they were a hit! Everyone kept getting into the bag to get more of the candy

The candy is hard to put down, believe me.

What are the ingredients in toffee?

There are a lot of different recipes out there. This recipe includes crackers, brown sugar, butter, and chocolate chips. You most likely already have all of the ingredients in your cupboard!

How do you make basic toffee?

  • Spread the crackers out on a cookie sheet covered in tinfoil and nonstick spray
  • Boil the butter and brown sugar
  • Pour the mixture over the crackers and bake for five minutes
  • Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and spread after one or two minutes
  • Place on the counter to cool or the refrigerator
  • Break into pieces

Keep reading for more specific instructions.

 

The recipe and printable directions listed below.

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

Lay the crackers out on a cookie sheet. I use tinfoil to keep the pan from being impossible to clean after they cook. I also spray the tinfoil with some nonstick spray to keep the toffee from sticking. 

I used Club crackers in this recipe, but you can use Saltines or Ritz crackers, as well.

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

Add the butter and the brown sugar to the saucepan and give it a good stir. Turn the heat on medium-high.

 

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

Bring the brown sugar and butter to a rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes. 

 

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

Pour the brown sugar and butter mixture over the crackers. Be sure to pour it slowly. If you pour too fast the mixture will push the crackers around a little bit. (Speaking from experience). If that happens, just take a spatula and push them back into place and it will all turn out ok. 

Pop the crackers in the oven for 5 minutes on 400-degrees. 

 

After the crackers and toffee topping bake for 5 minutes, pour the chocolate chips over the top and let them sit for a minute so they will get warm enough to spread easily. 

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

Give the chocolate chips a couple of minutes to warm up, and then take a knife and spread it around. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s so amazingly delicious. 

 

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

At this point, you can put some holiday or Christmas sprinkles on top or just leave the chocolate untouched–well, until you go to eat it! 

If you have time, put it in the refrigerator. If you’re in a bit of a hurry, you can put it in the freezer to harden. 

Once it has hardened, take it out and peel the tinfoil off of the back, and break it up into pieces. 

 

Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

 

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Easy Christmas Crack tastes a lot like Heath bars, with a delicious amount of chocolate on top. You can decorate the top for any holiday, including Christmas, Valentine's day, or any holiday in between.

 

Yield: 50 pieces

Easy Christmas Crack - Homemade Toffee

Picture of homemade crackers and toffee.

If you're looking for a quick and easy treat that won't take more than about 15 minutes to make, Easy Christmas Crack will work perfectly. This homemade toffee is a special treat for the holidays, especially Christmas, and can be made for less than five dollars.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Approximately 50 crackers (Club crackers)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 12 oz. milk chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles, pecans, walnuts, etc. (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cover a cookie sheet in tinfoil and spray with a nonstick spray.
  2. Line the cookie sheet with crackers.
  3. Add the brown sugar and butter to a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  4. Boil for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour over the crackers and place in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  7. Let the chips sit for a few minutes to warm up.
  8. Spread the chocolate and top with sprinkles, pecans, or whatever you'd like.
  9. Put in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened.
  10. Break into pieces.

Notes

Ritz, Saltines, or Club Crackers can be used for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

50 crackers

Serving Size:

1 cracker

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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