Saltine Toffee Candy, Christmas Crack–whatever you call it–it is a must-have this time of year! The original is amazing, but if you want to take things up a notch, you really must make this recipe for The Best Christmas Soda Cracker Candy. The only real difference from the original version is the addition of peanut butter. I didn’t think the original could get any better, but trust me when I say, “IT CAN!” Yum!
The crunch of the saltine cracker surrounded with the sweet, crunchy toffee and topped with a thick layer of peanut butter and the perfect amount of chocolate, this flavor is what my grandma calls “more-ish.” You just want more and more.
As far as Christmas Candy recipes go, this one is super simple and a great one to make if you are nervous about trying candy making. You really can’t mess this up. Just follow the directions and you’ll be so proud of the end result.
The recipe makes a large cookie sheet full so it’s perfect for sharing or adding to a treat plate or taking in to share with your co-workers. I hope you love this slight remix of a classic. Adding that little bit of peanut butter is just sooooo sooooo good in this yummy treat!
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Frequently Asked Questions about making The Best Christmas Soda Cracker Candy
is it okay to use unsalted butter?
Yes, but if you do, I suggest adding 1/4 tsp of salt. Part of what makes this recipe delicious is the contrast of the salty and the sweet. You will notice a difference if you use unsalted butter.
Can I use Dark Brown Sugar, or does it need to be Regular brown sugar?
Yes. If that is all you have, it is absolutely fine and will work really well. Dark brown sugar just has a slightly deeper flavor, which will do nothing to hurt this treat’s flavor.
What’s better: Milk Chocolate Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips?
This is really just a personal preference. I always use milk chocolate for this recipe because I like it better for this type of treat. Either one will be delicious!
How long does this take to cool and be ready to serve?
It can take a number of hours for this to cool enough for the chocolate to set up, which is the way you can tell that it is ready to be broken apart and served. I like to leave it at room temperature for the first couple of hours, and then I put it in the fridge or on my covered porch to finish cooling and setting up.
Can I put this in the fridge to speed up the cooling process?
Yes, you can put it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. I personally like to let it cool at room temperature for a couple of hours first so it isn’t so hot when I put it in the fridge. If it is really hot, it can cause some condensation that may collect on the pan or the toffee.
How many servings does this Recipe make?
This recipe uses about 48 saltine crackers. If you break or cut the finished candy into the natural shapes the crackers make, you will get about 48 pieces of toffee soda cracker candy.
- 48 Saltine Crackers
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
- ¼ cup crushed peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover the bottom of a rimmed cookie sheet with soda crackers.
- In a small saucepan, bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for exactly three minutes and pour immediately over the saltines.
- Spread the mixture to cover the crackers completely.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
- While crackers are baking, warm up the ⅓ cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- When crackers are out of the oven, drizzle the peanut butter evenly over the crackers.
- Use a double boiler or a microwave to melt the chocolate chips. If using a microwave, add 1 tsp of canola oil, cook for 30-second intervals, stirring in between until nice and smooth.
- Drizzle the amount of chocolate evenly over the crackers and peanut butter. Use the back of a spoon to cover the entire surface.
- Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and let the treat cool completely before breaking into pieces and serving. The cooling takes 4-6 hours depending on the temperature in your house. You will know they are completely cooled when the chocolate has hardened.
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