Every December, I’m on the hunt for a new-to-our-family Christmas treat.
Last year’s Jasmine Orange Meltaways were fantastic, but take more time than I have to bake this year. A big part of my search involved looking for ‘quick’ recipes. I, also, didn’t want anything with condensed milk or marshmallows which limited my options. I was starting to think that I was out of luck until I spotted the title, Christmas Crack. I found the name offensive, until I took my first bite. Ralph’s first words, once his eyes refocused, were, “oh my.”
The recipe’s been floating around the internet for a while so it may not be new to you, but if you’ve not tried it, trust me you’ll be addicted! From start to finish, you’re looking at 15 minutes. They call for four ingredients; all of which you probably already have in your kitchen. Hands down Christmas Crack is this year’s winner of the Hooton Christmas Yummy, Quick and Easy Treat search.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 40 saltine crackers
- Heat oven to 400.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment and spray well with cooking spray.
- Layer the saltine crackers on top of the parchment.
- Place butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, between 3 minutes until the mixture is thick and sugar is dissolved. DON’T BURN
- Pour butter and sugar mixture over crackers and spread evenly.
- Bake 5 minutes in oven.
- Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips evenly over brown sugar mixture.
- As chocolate chips melt, carefully spread into an even layer over the toffee layer.
- Refrigerate for one hour.
- Break into bite-sized pieces and serve.
- Store covered in refrigerator.
THE LOVE: Let the chocolate chips sit undisturbed for three or four minutes to make sure they’re thoroughly melted before you spread them.
Thanks for reading.