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An easy and deliciously addictive Christmas treat: salty crackers, hard caramel toffee and smooth chocolate layers.
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It’s the easy and deliciously more-ish Christmas treat that will win you a heap of friends – if you share it!

This easy Christmas Crack recipe requires saltine crackers (“Saladas” here in Australia), a quick and easy caramel layer (two ingredients only), smooth and creamy chocolate (dark or milk, your pick) and then your own crazy little combination of edible Christmas sprinkles and decorations.

Once set, you cut it – or crack it – into pieces, and enjoy!

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Ingredients for Christmas Crack

The ingredient list is pretty simple:

  • salada crackers (saltine crackers)
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • milk or dark chocolate
  • white chocolate
  • silver cachous, red and green sprinkles, edible glitter (or whatever else you’d like to decorate with to make it festive and lovely).

The quantities can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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How to make Christmas Crack

Start by pre-heating your oven to 170 degrees celsius, fan-forced (or equivalent) and greasing a slice tin (approx 28 x 18cm) before lining it with baking paper.

Leave the baking paper overhanging at the sides to assist with removal from tin later on.

Next, follow these 6 steps:

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  1. Line the bottom of tin with saladas – they may double up in parts.

2. Combine sugar and butter in a saucepan, stirring over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves.

3. Bring to a simmer, turning up heat if necessary, and simmer for 1 minute without stirring.

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4. Pour the hot mixture over the saladas.

5. Cook Christmas Crack toffee for 5 minutes or until it starts to bubble.

6. Pour melted chocolate over the caramel layer.

Decorating Christmas Crack

Now to add the “Christmas” to your Christmas Crack.

Melt the white chocolate and drizzle lines of white chocolate over the milk/dark chocolate layer.

Next, sprinkle with silver cachous, red and green sprinkles and edible glitter.

Other Christmas crack recipes sometimes include Christmas M & Ms, a little extra salt or nuts.

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Allow your crack to cool a little and then place in the fridge to set completely.

Once set, cut into shards using a sharp knife. Or “crack” it into pieces with your hands!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Christmas Crack FAQs

Q. What is Christmas Crack?

It’s a slice recipe made up of three layers – saltine crackers, caramel and chocolate. It’s called Christmas crack because you can crack it apart instead of cutting it up and it cracks in your mouth when you eat it.

Q. Is this the best Christmas Crack recipe?

Of course! Next question.

Q. Does Christmas Crack need to be refrigerated?

It’s best kept refrigerated and should last up to a week in the fridge.

Q. Can you freeze it?

Yes, for up to a few months in an airtight container.

Q. What is the best way to melt chocolate for this recipe?

Melt chocolate by placing in microwave for 25 second bursts and stirring between each burst until completely melted. 

Q. Do you have other sweet Christmas recipes?

I sure do.

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christmas crack

Christmas Crack

An easy and deliciously addictive Christmas treat: salty crackers, hard caramel toffee and smooth chocolate layers.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: chrisatmas crack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 163kcal

Equipment

  • slice tin (28 x 18cm approx)

Ingredients

  • 6 salada crackers (saltine crackers)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 125 grams butter
  • 360 grams milk or dark chocolate
  • 50 grams white chocolate
  • silver cachous, red and green sprinkles, edible glitter (for decorating)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees celsius, fan-forced (or equivalent).
  • Grease a slice tin (approx 28 x 18cm) and line with baking paper, leaving paper overhanging at sides to assist with removal from tin later.
  • Line bottom of tin with saladas – they may double up in parts.
  • Combine sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer, turning up heat if necessary, and simmer for 1 minute without stirring.
  • Pour over saladas and spread to edges with a spoon if necessary to ensure saladas are completely covered.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until caramel starts to bubble.
  • Remove from oven and melt milk/dark chocolate by placing in microwave for 25 second bursts and stirring between each burst until completely melted. Pour melted milk/dark chocolate over the caramel layer.
  • Melt the white chocolate by placing in microwave for 25 second bursts and stirring between each burst until completely melted. Drizzle lines of white chocolate over the milk/dark chocolate layer.
  • Decorate with silver cachous, red and green sprinkles, edible glitter.
  • Allow to cool a little and then place in the fridge to set completely.
  • Once set, cut into shards using a sharp knife. Or "crack" it into pieces with your hands!
  • Store Christmas Crack in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Linda K

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

This looks so good, I'm going to the supermarket NOW to get Christmas bits to put on it. I have everything else in the pantry 😃. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family Libby and have a fantabulous New Year.

Libby Hakim

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

Hi Linda. Wonderful! Hope you have fun making it and that everyone enjoys it as much as we have. Merry Christmas and hope your new year is fantabulous too! x

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