Saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar & milk chocolate all combine to make the perfect combo of salty and sweet!
Okay, so I am sure most of you have heard of or eaten this famous treat named “Christmas Crack”. It does live up to it’s name. It is really hard to resist and very addicting :). I like it because it’s crunchy but not too crunchy. Salty but still sweet. Sweet n’ salty! It’s also super easy to make and comes together quickly.
I tried them with a peanut butter layer this time. It was really good! And although I love chocolate & peanut butter together, I prefer it without the peanut butter layer. My husband did too. It was still really good so either way you make it you won’t be able to resist!
Add this recipe to your dessert line up for Christmas. It will disappear fast!
Sweet & Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack 🙂
- 40 saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- ¾ cup peanut butter* (optional)
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
- Arrange the saltines salt side down in a single layer.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Once it comes to a boil continue to let it boil for 3 minutes, stirring consistently. You want it to turn a nice caramel color.
- Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly.
- Bake for 5 minutes (just until bubbly). Remove from the oven.
- Spoon peanut butter over the top, dotting it as evenly as you can. Let it melt for a minute or so, then spread it out. *If you are not going to add the peanut butter, just skip this step.
- Next sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the top of the peanut butter layer (or butter/sugar layer if not adding the peanut butter). Return to the oven for about a minute to melt the chips.
- Remove from the oven and spread out the melted chocolate chips.
- Transfer the pan to the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until completely cold. Break up into bite sized pieces. Store in an airtight container.
I made these with the added peanut butter and it was really good! However, both my husband and I prefer it without the peanut butter. Either way, you won't be able to stop at just one bite 🙂 It lives up to its name.
Recipe Source: adapted from Food Network and peanut butter version from Pinch of Yum.
I use peanut butter chips instead of jarred peanut butter and have added Pecans, Walnuts, and Sliced Almonds to the top.
that is such a great idea! much easier than spreading the peanut butter too! I will have to try that next time and those toppings sound amazing 🙂 thanks for stopping by!