Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack)

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), this Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and takes only 20 minutes or less to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

Year after year, I see this delicious-looking chocolaty treat during holiday season! I’ve always been intrigued as to why it’s so popular that it even garnered the name “Christmas Crack!” Is it that good that it’s nickname connotes something you can get addicted to?

So finally, this year I decided to make this scrumptious looking saltine toffee bark that seems to entice me on all my social media channels every holiday season.

Every third Friday of the month, at our church, we have a young and married gathering either in our place or any other family who’s willing to host.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 20 minutes or less to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

This month we naturally scheduled our Christmas party for December 17, a Friday, based on our usual practice. I thought to myself, since we all have to contribute something for our potluck, I decided to make this.

I thought I can finally not only taste this myself but let others try it too and see if it lives up to the hype it gets on the internet.

Thankfully, it was very easy to make so I managed to just make it the same day of the party and simply chilled it for later (to ensure the chocolate doesn’t melt!) until party time!

I can report that everyone who tried it loved it! It made a huge batch – at least 40 pieces (depending on how you break it up) but there wasn’t much left after we were done with it. Not much for me to eat later!

Someone even said, “This is dangerously addictive!” Ha ha. That really made me laugh. Perhaps the saltine toffee bark earned its notorious nickname name after all.

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 20 minutes or less to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

It reminded me of brittle candy (which I love) but honestly, I think this is so much better in taste! It’s so much easier to make too because you don’t need any candy thermometer or measuring any temperature! That is a sure winner in my book!

So, if you haven’t, by any chance, ever tried this saltine toffee bark at all – I highly recommend it! Promise you won’t be disappointed – it’s absolutely delicious and only has 5 ingredients (I added heath bars to mine so it ended up being 6!)

I also included step-by-step photo instructions so there’s no worrying about messing it up. It’s crazy easy so don’t worry, you won’t mess it up!

With regards to taste, your tastebuds are at once treated to a sweet-salty-chocolaty combination of flavors with each bite! So deliciously complex and truly amazing!

Don’t wait anymore and be sure to include this in your holiday menu! Everyone will love you for it!


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

NOTES ON INGREDIENTS FOR SALTINE TOFFEE BARK (CHRISTMAS CRACK)

  • Saltine crackers (about 48 pieces)
  • Butter (use unsalted)
  • Dark Brown Sugar (for better flavor and nice color)
  • Chocolate Chips (use semi-sweet)
  • Pecans (or use your favorite nuts)
  • Heath Bar (crushed, optional – but for added deliciousness – why not?)

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

HOW TO MAKE SALTINE TOFFEE BARK (CHRISTMAS CRACK)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Begin preparing the ingredients of the saltine toffee bark as you preheat the oven.

2. Line a regular-size cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer. I used about 48 crackers in total.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

3. Place the sugar and the butter in a saucepan. Using medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Once it begins to boil set a timer and let boil for 3 minutes. Do not do anything at this point – do not stir and leave the toffee sauce to cook on its own.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

4. Once the timer is done, immediately pour the toffee sauce over the saltines and spread it all over to cover the crackers completely.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes.  Immediately, remove from the oven (you don’t want it to burn so watch this carefully!). Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the crackers. Let sit for 5 minutes. That should allow the chocolate to melt.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

6. Spread the melted chocolate all over. 

 

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

7. Sprinkle all over with chopped pecans and crushed heat bars, if using.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

8. Cool completely then break into pieces.


So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), these Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and just 15 minutes to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!
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Saltine Toffee Bark (Christmas Crack)

So deliciously addictive (hence the name!), this Saltine Toffee Bark (AKA Christmas Crack) tastes sweet, salty, chocolaty, and takes only 20 minutes or less to make! It reminds me of brittle candy but oh-so-much-better and so much simpler to make! Perfect as a holiday gift!

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 144 kcal
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 48 pieces Saltine crackers
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar,
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips, semi-sweet
  • ½ cup Pecans or your favorite nuts
  • ½ cup Heath Bar, crushed, optional (but for added deliciousness – why not)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Begin preparing the ingredients of the saltine toffee bark as you preheat the oven.
  2. Line a regular-size cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer. I used about 48 crackers in total.
  3. Place the sugar and the butter in a saucepan. Using medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Once it begins to boil set a timer and let boil for 3 minutes. Do not do anything at this point – do not stir and leave the toffee sauce to cook on its own.
  4. Once the timer is done, immediately pour the toffee sauce over the saltines and spread it all over to cover the crackers completely.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Immediately, remove from the oven (you don’t want it to burn so watch this carefully!). Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the crackers. Let sit for 5 minutes. That should allow the chocolate to melt. Spread the melted chocolate all over.
  7. Sprinkle all over with chopped pecans and crushed heat bars, if using. Cool completely then break into pieces.

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

To cool this quickly, refrigerate and chill until it has hardened. Break into pieces. Continue to refrigerate until you are about to serve it. Refrigerating it would ensure that the chocolate won’t melt easily.

Alternatively, simply store it in a cool area of the house in a tight-covered container.

Nutrition Facts
Saltine Toffee Bark (Christmas Crack)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 147IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Nancy
    December 20, 2021 / 7:02 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite dessert looking forward to preparing.

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