One of our favourite things my boys and I love to do at Christmas time is making cookies and treats.
A few years ago I came across a new (to me) recipe. It was called: ‘Christmas Crack.’ I’m sure you can make your own assumption as to why it’s called that! 😉
This quick treat is so easy to make, and I can almost guarantee that it will soon be one of your favs too!
My oldest son, Reed, has joined me in making this yummy treat for the past few years now. He and I make this together and my youngest, Jack, and I make ‘Puppy Chow,’ together.
*Side note* – you’ll also want to add this to your baking list!
Reed and I usually make our first batch around the end of November. We’ve learned from the past that if you make this too soon before Christmas, there’ll be nothing left to share with your family and friends! It is SO good addicting!
So, we have learned to either make a double batch and freeze one (which still doesn’t really work because I know where to find it!) Or…. we play it safe and make our second batch just right before Christmas so we can make sure more than just the 4 of us can enjoy it!
This treat is so simple to make and it doesn’t require a lot of time or dishes either-double score!
We’ve always made this just as the recipe below says, but you can add additional toppings on the top such as: nuts, crushed up candies and/or mints, sprinkles, more chocolate chips; the list can go on and on. I’m always trying to limit our sugar intake; (a have a ginormous sweet tooth so it’s challenging some days!) and since the Christmas season consists of eating an extra million calories a day, we just stick with the ‘plain’ ole chocolate as the only ‘topping’ on our ‘crack!’
Enough already and let’s get ‘crack’ing on this one! Sorry …. 😀
Prep Time: 10 mins
Bake Time: 15 mins
- 1 cup of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 cups of dark chocolate chips (semi-sweet work as well too)
- 40 saltine crackers, salted tops for the sweet and salty combo
Optional: nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, seeds, dried fruit
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan or a 12×17-inch cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Lay a flat layer of crackers out on the foil. Melt the sugar and butter until a boil is reached. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved.