The stockings are hung, Alexa is turning my Christmas lights on and off when I ask her, Christmas crafts are being made, we have started our Jesse Tree Advent devotional, and of course, all the treats are being had! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! I hope to share lots of Christmas love and fun with you over the next few weeks.
Today, I have a good one! Want to be the hit of every party?? Make your neighbors feel special by delivering a Christmas treat? Encourage your child’s teacher your little one is their favorite?? I have a treat for you & I am sharing all the details today! Meet CHRISTMAS CRACK. or Thanksgiving crack. or Valentines Crack….the list goes on.
I promise anyone can make this yummy Christmas treat! You know is wouldn’t be an A Step in the Journey recipe if it wasn’t easy. So glance over these directions and get to work (you might even have all the ingredients in your pantry). The full recipe is at the bottom.
Set your oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium sauce pan bring 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of butter (two sticks…yes, TWO sticks) to a boil. Once brought to a boil you will want to boil for 3 minutes stirring continuously.
While you are waiting for the butter and brown sugar to melt, cover a large baking sheet with with parchment and clip down the edges to keep the parchment in place. Then line the baking sheet with saltines. You could do just one sleeve and call it a day, but I like to fill up the baking sheet so I usually need about 10 more crackers from a second sleeve.
Once your sugar/butter mixture has boiled for 3 minutes and started to caramelize, pour it over the saltines and spread with a spatula. REMOVE your clips!
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove. Top with one bag (11.5 oz) of dark or milk chocolate chips. Let rest for 5 minutes and they will begin to melt. Then spread with the spatula.
You can choose your toppings….mini M&Ms, crushed pretzels, sprinkles, nuts, toffee. You could also leave them plain. I’m pretty sure at this point, you can’t go wrong! Refrigerate for at least two hours to give it time to harden. Then break into pieces.
Bag it up for neighbors and teachers or arrange on a cute Christmas plate for one of your Christmas parties!
Yall, it’s called Christmas CRACK for a reason. So have a plan, don’t leave it at your house for too long…or you will eat it all! You’ve been warned! Check out the full recipe below.
The Best Christmas CRACK
1 – 2 sleeves of saltines
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1 bag of milk or dark chocolate chips (11.5 oz)
Toppings of your choice (M&Ms, crushed pretzels, sprinkles, nuts, toffee, etc.)
Set the oven to 375 degrees
Bring the brown sugar and butter to a boil in a sauce pan. Once boiling, boil for 3 minutes stirring continuously.
Line large baking sheet with parchment and spread out saltine crackers.
Pour boiled sugar/butter mixture over saltines and spread with a spatula.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and pour 1 bag of chocolate chips over the saltines. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Once they begin to melt spread with a spatula.
Top with any toppings of your choice…M&Ms, crushed pretzels, sprinkles, nuts, toffee, etc.
Allow to cool & set in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
Break apart in pieces and ENJOY!