This toffee candy is chocolaty, crispy and highly addictive! That’s why it’s popularly known as Christmas Crack.

This wonderful candy is made with just butter, brown sugar, saltine crackers and chocolate – that’s it. Who would have thought to add saltine crackers to toffee, but it’s brilliant. The crackers are what give the toffee its light and delicate texture.

To make this toffee, you simply melt the butter and brown sugar together, pour it over the crackers, and bake for 5 minutes. Then you sprinkle some chocolate chips on top, let them melt and spread the chocolate to cover the toffee. Let it cool to harden and break it up into pieces.

This toffee candy is chocolatey, crispy and highly addictive! Hence the name and it's made with only 4 ingredients.


  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (220g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 40 salted saltine crackers (about 1 sleeve)
  • 1 pkg (270g-300g) milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • additional toppings like nuts, candy or sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the crackers out on the foil in a single layer and fold up the edges of the foil to box in the crackers. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat on the stovetop. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately pour over the crackers and spread to cover completely.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes in the oven. Turn off heat. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  4. Let stand for 2-4 minutes until the chocolate has melted, then spread evenly over the toffee. If the chocolate is still not warm enough to spread, place it back in the oven for a minute to help melt it.
  5. Top with any additional topping if desired.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to harden. Peel away the foil and break into pieces.

Recipe Adapted ; CHRISTMAS CRACK @ littlesweetbaker