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Christmas Cracker Candy: DIY Gifts

Christmas Cracker Candy: DIY Gifts

Saltines. Toffee (aka- boiled butter & brown sugar). Melty dark chocolate. Toasted pecans. Toffee bits. Is your mouth watering yet...? I may have just drooled a little typing that! CHRISTMAS CRACK, or as some call it, 'Cracker Candy' or 'Saltine Toffee'. Call it what you will, this stuff comes by its name honestly because it is addictive AF. And that isn't even the best part! This stuff legit takes 6 ingredients and a mere 15 minutes to whip up!!! It's so easy a caveman could do it ('preciate ya, Geico). Throw it in some decorative cellophane baggies or Christmas tins and BOOM- you're killin' the DIY Christmas gift game! This is a win-win for people of all ages, 'cause lets be serious-- who doesn't like salty & sweet treats?

Christmas Crack

  • 1 stick of butter (I used Kerrygold, salted)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1.5 C dark chocolate chips
  • 2 sleeves saltine crackers
  • 1.5 C pecans or nuts of choice (toasted optional)
  • 1 C toffee bits (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Over low-medium heat, melt butter & brown sugar- stirring to mix thoroughly and then allowing to sit for 4-5 minutes while it comes to a boil and simmers (do not stir once it begins boiling)
  3. While toffee is simmering, line up saltine crackers side by side to fill your cookie sheet
  4. Pour toffee over your saltines as evenly as possible, if need be take a spoon and spread toffee while its still melted over each cracker as evenly as possible
  5. Place pan in oven for 5 minutes (you will see it begin to bubble and your crackers may separate or "float" but this is okay just try to move them off each other before adding chocolate
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over crackers; return to oven for 3-4 minutes until chocolate becomes soft enough to spread
  7. With the back of a spoon spread the chocolate over each cracker as evenly as possible
  8. Sprinkle your pecans & toffee bits and with the back of a spoon press them lightly into chocolate (I did not press them down on my first go round and a lot of the toppings fell off once I broke the saltines up into squares)
  9. Set in refrigerator for 1 hour to "set" the chocolate prior to breaking up into squares

*** Get creative with your toppings! I have seen people use shredded coconut, pistachios, pepitas, almonds, peppermint pieces, peanut butter chips etc....***

 

Y'all, seriously try this one out. You can make this for parties or any other occasions- definitely not a Christmas specific recipe! I promise you won't be dissapointed! And it you do, let me know, I would love to know how it turned out for you! Sending everyone love & wishes for the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years! Enjoy time with your family and friends and don't forget the true reason for the season, the birth of our wonderful savior, Jesus Christ <3

Thank you for reading!

-Gabrielle

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Wanderlust: Nashville, TN Edition

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