Christmas Crack AKA Fools Toffee

The first taste of Christmas Crack can truly leave an unforgettable mark on one’s memory. It’s amazing how a simple combination of saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, chocolate, and optional additions like nuts or festive sprinkles—can come together to create a treat that embodies the essence of the holidays.

Years ago a co-worker of mine gifted me some Christmas Crack, and let me tell you, it was a game-changer. I was hooked! Couldn’t resist asking for the recipe. Now, whenever the holidays swing by, I get a kick out of whipping up a batch to share with friends and family. It’s become a bit of a tradition.

The cool thing about homemade treats like Christmas Crack isn’t just how insanely good they taste. It’s the memories they bring, the happiness they spread—all part of that holiday magic. Here’s to passing on traditions, sharing the joy of homemade goodies, and savoring every single delicious moment of the season!

*The traditional recipe calls for saltine crackers, additional substitutes are Graham Crackers or Ritz peanut butter sandwiches. Substitutes for semi-sweet chocolate could be, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips or Biscoff spread.

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Christmas Crack AKA Fools Toffee

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1.5 stacks of saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Maldon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 10×15 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray
  2. Place your saltine crackers in even rows and set aside
  3. In a saucepan over medium high heat melt the butter and brown sugar, stir occasionally and let it come to boil, when entire surface boils, boil for 4 additional minutes
  4. Pour butter & sugar mixture over the saltines and spread out
  5. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and let it sit 2-3 minutes, then spread evenly
  6. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and a little salt and lightly press into the chocolate. Refrigerate until cool
  7. Remove from pan and cut into pieces
  8. Store in airtight container in fridge for 1-2 weeks