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Christmas Crack (Saltine Cracker Candy)

If you love crackers, caramel, and chocolate, you will love this "Christmas Crack." This recipe is so yummy and super easy to make. It makes a great gift for family, friends, and neighbors. Or eat it all yourself, it is so addicting! Super easy to make too with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chilling Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Candy, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, chocolate, Holidays, salty, sweet
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 13x9 inch baking pan or a sheet pan, cookie sheet, etc.
  • parchment paper
  • Knife
  • Spatula
  • piping bag or a plastic bag, optional
  • microwave-safe bowl or pot for stovetop burner


  • 24 to 30 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup caramel I used the kraft brand or you can use homemade(340g) this doesn't have to be exact
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips candy melts, chocolate bars, etc. (170 to 255g) this doesn't have to be exact
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk or cream 15 to 30ml
  • Nuts optional
  • Coconut flakes optional
  • White chocolate/candy melts optional


  • Line a 13x9-inch pan with parchment paper or use a sheet pan or cookie sheet. Then lay out the crackers flat.
  • Place the caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it using bursts of 30 seconds and stirring, until completely melted. Or do it in a pot with medium-low heat on a burner.
  • Pour the hot caramel over the crackers and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the layer of hot caramel. Then all it to sit for 5 minutes. Or just melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave like the caramels, or using the double boiler method.
  • Spread the softened chocolate chips or melted chocolate evenly using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle on toppings like chopped nuts, coconut flakes, white chocolate, candy canes, etc.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for at least 20 minutes so the chocolate can set. Then cut and serve. Enjoy!



NOTE: Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in a cool pantry or in the fridge. You may want to sit them out for 5 minutes if you store them in the fridge, before eating.
list of nutritional facts for Christmas Crack