New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

One. Last. Party.  A small one too.  But even for immediate family (and a few guests), the food has to be good.  So, I am making some New Year’s/Christmas Crack Toffee (the toffee that goes crunchy/salty over crackers) to snack on.  And decorating it with gold sprinkles for New Year’s! 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

Toffee is something I normally do straight—butter, sugar, vanilla, no crackers.  Just seems more natural (though, I admit the irony in calling commercial butter and sugar “more natural” 😉 )  But this year there were Ritz crackers left after a party I hosted in early December.  Opportunity!   

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

In searching out a recipe, I started at Amanda’s Cookin’. We had a class together this fall and she brought her version to the last day Christmas Party. Mmm!  Never too many holiday parties or treats!  

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee is a little more forgiving than regular toffee, which needs to cook to just the right temperature.  (Though toffee is one of the easiest candies to make.)

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee - cracker base

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee – cracker base

To make New Year’s/ Christmas Crack, you boil butter and sugar briefly: 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee - boil toffee

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee – boil toffee

Pour over a prepared tray of crackers (saltines are most popular, but people use Ritz or graham too): 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee - pour

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee – pour

Bake briefly. 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee - bake

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee – bake

Top with melted chocolate, nuts and gold sprinkles (optional): 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee - decorate

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee – decorate

The treat is simple and delicious–no wonder it is all over the internet!

Alas, the festive season will soon come to an end.  Are you as sad about that as I am?  

But winter’s beauty certainly has more to share.

Happy New Year and best wishes for a wonderful 2017! 

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee
Serves 30
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
164 calories
17 g
19 g
10 g
1 g
6 g
31 g
54 g
13 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
31g
Servings
30
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 19mg
6%
Sodium 54mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 35-40 saltines (or equivalent in Ritz or Graham crackers)
  2. 1 cup butter
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 10-12 ounce package of chocolate chips
  5. chopped nuts or other decoration (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cover a rimmed cookie pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Line the bottom of the pan with a single layer of crackers, usually 35-40 saltines (or equivalent in ritz or graham crackers).
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  4. Once mixture has liquefied, do not stir. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 - 5 minutes (until a temperature of 270-290 if you are using a thermometer)
  5. Pour over crackers and spread to cover if needed. Bake for 5 minutes until bubbly, then remove from oven.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second bursts, stirring between. Spread over toffee (it is okay if the toffee is still warm), then sprinkle with decorations, if using.
  7. Chill in refrigerator until cool and the chocolate is hard, about an hour.
  8. Remove from pan and crack into bite-sized pieces.
Notes
  1. This was less than a half box of Ritz for my pan size.
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calories
164
fat
10g
protein
1g
carbs
17g
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8 thoughts on “New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

  1. David

    This is a lot like my Matzoh Crack recipe but I think the Ritz crackers would make it even more buttery! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year, Inger!

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