Christmas Crack Candy

Today we’re sharing a recipe for Christmas Crack Candy.  This is a Christmas candy that has made it’s way to the top of the list in our household of favorite candies.

What is Christmas Crack Candy?

This is a traditional saltine cracker candy with a Christmas twist.  Not only is this recipe easy but chances are that you already have all the ingredients on hand to make it. 

Before we made it the first time, we thought it was pretty crazy to make a candy with saltine crackers.  But it turns out to be a toffee like candy.  You won’t believe that you made a toffee candy with 5 simple ingredients.  It’s also way easier to make than actual toffee candy.

This recipe comes together quite easily.  One of the most difficult things to remember is to grease or spray your pan before you lay down your saltine crackers.  This makes it easier to remove the candy from the pan.  The second tricky thing is heating your butter and brown sugar mixture to the point that it is boiling and then to continue cooking for 3 minutes.  This is the absolute perfect amount of time to cook this mixture before pouring over the crackers and baking in the oven. 

Crack Candy Recipe

The best and easiest candy recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles, pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Place your saltine crackers on a prepared baking sheet in even rows, set aside.

  4. In a saucepan, melt together your butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil, continue cooking for 3 minutes. Stir continuously.

  5. Pour butter and brown sugar mixture over saltines and spread out evenly. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

  7. Spread melted chocolate evenly over crackers and then add sprinkles, chopped pecans or other toppings. Let harden and once pan is cooled transfer to freezer.

  8. After about an hour, remove pan from freezer and break candy into pieces. Transfer to an airtight container or bag for storage.

We typically store this candy in a container in the freezer.  You could also store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature.  The candy will keep in an airtight container for at least a week if it ends up lasting that long.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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