Amazing & Easy Christmas Crack

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This recipe is the mother of all sweet Holiday treats. This Amazing & easy Christmas crack will be the hit wherever you take it.Sweet and Salty, crunchy and gooey are just some of the delicious textures you’ll experience while taking each bite of this amazing Christmas dessert. 
Easy Christmas Crack


Amazing & Easy Christmas Crack Recipe

Christmas Crack  probably one of my favorite Christmas treat recipes ever. I’ve made it every year since I got the recipe when I was a newly wed. It has such a variety of textures and flavors in each bite that make this an amazing symphony to the senses. 

However, what makes Christmas Crack even more fantastic in my opinion is how crazy easy it is to make. 

Easy Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack as it’s “lovingly” called is really such an amazing and delicious Holiday treat. It’s made with so many delicious flavors and textures making this a Holiday Favorite. The sky’s the limit to the many combinations you can make with this treat and in essence it calls for any treat you have in the cupboards.

What You’ll need to make Christmas Crack

Saltine Crackers

1 Cup of Brown Sugar

1 Cup of Butter

2 Cups of Chocolate chips

Any Candy or Nuts you have on hand (I used heath bits, M&M’s , Chopped Walnuts)

To Begin:

Spread out the saltine crackers on cookie sheet with sides. Make sure they are flat and touching on the sides.



Once you’ve spread the saltine Crackers you will make the ooey gooey caramel. It’s Easy! Just combine 1 Cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of Butter until it boils. Make sure and stir it continuously.


Once it’s a delicious caramel consistency pour it over the saltine crackers and spread over in a layer. Make sure every cracker is covered by the

Then you will add chocolate chips,and can even add  caramel bits to the chocolate chips.

You will heat the whole tray up in the oven at 300 Degrees for about5 minutes. You have to eye this because you don’t want it to burn, just enough where the chocolate is melted. christmastcrack4You’ll then spread the melted chocolate over the caramel layer. christmascrack4

It will make another layer over the delicious caramel.

An Easy Christmas Treat

Then comes the fun part! Adding the fix-in’s. I just spread it out in layers.  christmascrack5

Just add your favorite candies and nuts! From oreos, to Resses or even cranberries the sky is the limit to what you can add. Leave in the refrigerator for about 30minutes-1 hour and then take out.  Finally, just break it up into squares, you can also cut it but I just love to break it up into chunks.


Because of the saltine crackers delicious saltiness mixed in with the ooey gooey caramel this treat will be addictive.


I’m going to give you a fair warning, these go quickly so make sure and grab one before your family members do. I always end up making a few batches because for some reason someone always finds the hiding place and they disappear. christmas-crack-8

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Christmas Crack Recipe

Want a fun container to put this in? You can make these adorable Snowman containers from Sustain my Craft Habit and put them inside for the perfect festive treat! 

Looking for more delicious Christmas Treats? Check out this fun round up of 25 of the Best Christmas Cookies you need to make this year.

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  • Reply Elaine Buonsante

    I can hardly wait to try this recipe. I would have to make sure that i have lots of people to share it with because I know that I would have a really difficult time not eating the whole batch.

    January 14, 2020 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Anna Mitchell

    Looks so easy and yummy!

    November 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply ellen beck

    The sweet and the salty would be amazing. I love the idea of combining the two flavors. This would be gone within an hour (or less) of making it.

    May 11, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    OH my gosh! That looks amazing! I know that would be a bit hit at our family Christmas party!

    January 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    Oh my that does look good. Very rich though I bet.

    January 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Lorri D.

    Oh wow, this looks amazing!! I love brittle and have never tried it with nuts and chocolate! Looks like an easy recipe that I will have to try!

    January 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    I make different barks , but have never made crack. I love the idea of a saltine and caramel layer. I shall be trying ot this recipe next year, perhaps for Valentine’s Day.

    December 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Amy

    My aunt has been making this for years and calls it brickle. But she never adds the fun toppings, which make these look really cute! Very delicious.

    December 26, 2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply tiffany dayton

    Never seen this. It looks so good. I will have to make it Christmas.

    December 23, 2016 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Cassidy Games

    Omg this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it out!

    December 22, 2016 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Tina Nichols

    This looks very tasty. And so easy to make. I must try it one day. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    December 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Ashley stone

    I can’t wait to make this for Christmas! I started Christmas baking today. These look so easy to make and bonus, I already have all the ingredients. I’ll definitely have time to make these before Sunday 🙂

    December 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Patricia DeHoag

    We just did Christmas cookies at our house and we love Christmas crack!!

    December 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Treen Goodwin

    this looks so good , i will def be making this for sure , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    December 20, 2016 at 6:24 am
  • Reply Renee Walters

    Wow! I am definitely forwarding this to my sister. I am going to beg her to make this for Christmas!

    December 20, 2016 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Kelly

    This looks so yummy. I am going to have to make this for Christmas. I was just looking for a non-cookie type candy, and this will be perfect.

    December 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Lynne B

    I made Christmas Crack for the first time last year. I burned the toffee just a little and it still got gobbled up. I love the addition of m&m’s.

    December 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    Oh wow, this Christmas Crack recipe sounds delicious! And it looks really easy and fun to make, my daughter will have a blast making some with me! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

    December 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Miranda Burdette

    I’m totally gonna make this today! Looks so good!

    December 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Omgosh this looks AMAZING!! I must make it!! Wowza!!

    December 19, 2016 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Marilyn Nawara

    So easy to make and it looks absolutely delicious. I need to make a dessert for Christmas Eve — thinking I just found what I’m making. Thanks!

    December 19, 2016 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Michelle S

    My husband just showed me a similar recipe this weekend. Although I don’t think that recipe called for chopped nuts on top. This one looks really yummy and fairly easy to make.

    December 19, 2016 at 10:35 am
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