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christmas crack also known as saltine bark is an addictive dessert that consists of saltines, butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and toppings such as m & ms, nuts, pretzels, candy canes, or whatever else you want to try. It makes a great holiday dessert that is highly addictive

Christmas Crack – Delicious And Highly Addictive

Holiday desserts, specially Christmas desserts are synonymous with Christmas Crack. If you haven’t heard of Christmas Crack before, you are in for a real treat – pun intended! It is a highly addictive treat that is a mix of salty sweet. And it’s such a simple recipe, it’s unbelievable. Just saltines, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate make up this toffee inspired snack. You can make a huge batch at a time and store it in the refrigerator for a week. And you can even give this away as holiday gifts! Just package up the Christmas Crack in a plastic bag with a festive ribbon and there you go! Or go a little further and box up the salty treats to give as a wrapped present.

Chocolate Bark

Although Christmas Crack isn’t technically the same as chocolate bark, it has similar characteristics. Basically, they both are composed of melted chocolate that hardens before serving and is cut into squares before serving. And you can add all different toppings to chocolate bark just like Christmas Crack. The salty toppings are a great contrast to the sweet chocolate after all.

However, the biggest difference between chocolate bark and Christmas Crack are the saltines. Saltines! Who would have guessed that those plain, yet magnificent, crackers you love to add to soup would make an addictively delicious dessert? The first time I tried Christmas Crack, it wasn’t Christmas time at all. My mom made a batch and I had never seen them before. After the first bite, I was hooked. I probably ate 5…well, maybe 6…okay, I probably at 10 pieces of the Christmas Crack! And you know what? I’ve done it since 😂 I love it! I was shocked to find out saltines were one of the few ingredients.

Christmas Crack Ingredients

The basic Christmas Crack recipe consists of just 4 ingredients. It’s very easy to make and highly addictive! It’s the absolute cream of the crop in terms of salted chocolate treats!

  • 40 Saltine Crackers
  • 2 Sticks of Butter (1 lb)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Chips

How To Make Christmas Crack

Making Christmas Crack is easy, like almost too easy. It’s highly addictive after all. Nonetheless, easy desserts are always a great thing to make. And kids love to help. Might as well give them the grunt work of laying out the saltines. Just make sure they wash those hands first!

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with foil (or parchment paper) and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Lay out saltines on the baking sheet so that they cover the pan, making sure they are all going in the same direction.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, let butter and brown sugar melt and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for approx 5 minutes. Don’t over cook the toffee mixture, it will burn and then it will be ruined : (
  • Remove pan from the heat and slowly pour the mixture over the crackers evenly.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, remove pan from oven and top with chocolate chips (evenly) on the saltine/toffee sheet.
  • As the chocolate melts, using a butter knife or non stick spatula, spread the chocolate across the top of the toffee.
  • Add your favorite toppings to the chocolate.
  • Let the Christmas Crack cool completely (in the refrigerator works best to cool it quickly).
  • Break the bark into smaller pieces.

Toppings To Try

The best part about Christmas Crack recipe is that it is basic. However, you can make this saltine bark into whatever you want. The sky is the limit, when it comes to your food creativity. Here is a list of toppings that you might want to try:

  • Sea Salt
  • M&Ms
  • Crushed Candy Canes
  • Nuts – walnuts, pecans, peanuts, cashews
  • Pretzels
  • Bacon
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Rolos
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips

Remember, when it comes to making this Christmas Crack your own, you are in control of how it will come out. Don’t be afraid to try other toppings that you like. And mixing and matching the toppings is encouraged!

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Holiday Desserts

Looking for more holiday dessert recipes or just easy dessert recipes? Look no further! The following desserts are crowd pleasers. Additionally, they are easy to make. And finally, your kids can actually help you make these – and their help will actually be helpful!

Pecan Caramel Cheesecake

Cannoli Dip

Rolo Cookies

Cheesecake Cookie Cup

Dessert Cocktails

What’s a good dessert without a dessert cocktail? It’s probably still a good dessert, but wouldn’t it be better with a delicious tasting drink? I think so. These martinis go great with whatever toppings you add to your Christmas Crack:

Tiramisu Martini

Sugar Cookie Martini

Caramel Martini

Candy Cane Martini

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Christmas Crack

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: easy desserts, holiday
Servings: 12 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 40 Saltine Crackers
  • 1 lb Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with foil (or parchment paper) and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Lay out saltines on the baking sheet so that they cover the pan, making sure they are all going in the same direction.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, let butter and brown sugar melt and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for approx 5 minutes. Don't over cook the toffee mixture, it will burn and then it will be ruined : (
  • Remove pan from the heat and slowly pour the mixture over the crackers evenly.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, remove pan from oven and top with chocolate chips (evenly) on the saltine/toffee sheet.
  • As the chocolate melts, using a butter knife or non stick spatula, spread the chocolate across the top of the toffee.
  • Add your favorite toppings to the chocolate.
  • Let the Christmas Crack cool completely (in the refrigerator works best to cool it quickly).
  • Break the bark into smaller pieces.
  • ENJOY!
    christmas crack also known as saltine bark is an addictive dessert that consists of saltines, butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and toppings such as m & ms, nuts, pretzels, candy canes, or whatever else you want to try. It makes a great holiday dessert that is highly addictive

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