Christmas Cracker Toffee

cracker toffee recipe

This Christmas Cracker Toffee is an absolute must have in your holiday baking arsenal.  The women in my family have been making this for far longer than I can remember.  It’s a recipe that is a “must make” for any kind of baking exchange or holiday gift giving.  And you guys, it’s super easy to make!

Christmas Cracker Toffee

Oh!  And so delicious.  Friends and family alike are sure to gobble this Cracker Toffee up and ask for more!  I have shared this recipe before… long, long ago before the age of making photographs Pinterest worthy LOL  These photos picture this toffee with a crushed pecan topping but that is totally optional.  You can make this with or without the nuts, or add your own variation on a toffee topping.  Sprinkles, candy or nuts would all be yummy additions to this recipe.

Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this post to your favorite recipe board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Tips for Holiday Baking:

  • Double or triple recipes to make large batches of goodies.  This allows cookies and bars to be made in an assembly line fashion and speeds up the process.
  • Pick holiday recipes that compliment each other and look good plated together.  For example every year I like to make Candy Cane Brownies, Eggnog Cookies, Cranberry and Pistachio Shortbread and Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies for a good variety.
  • Participate in a Holiday Baking Exchange!  This is a great way to prepare for a season of holiday entertaining.
  • Start baking early and store goodies in the freezer until they are needed.  I use these large Rubbermaid food storage containers (aff link) to save a mixture of cookies and bars in my freezer so that I have them ready to go for Christmas parties and gatherings all season long.


Christmas Cracker Toffee

This Christmas cracker toffee does not last very long in my house because we tend to eat it all in just days.  Even storing it in the freezer doesn’t save it from a tasty fate.  Cracker toffee makes the perfect hostess gift during the holidays. 

I try to save some and package it into clear cellophane bags ties with a bit of bakers twine.  Then I slip a bag into a holiday coffee mug and hand deliver it to anyone that I think needs a festive little gift.

Christmas Cracker Toffee

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Christmas Cracker Toffee

Christmas Cracker Toffee

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 24


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 40 soda crackers
  • 1 250 g pkg milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans optional


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay crackers evenly on the cookie sheet.
  • Combine butter and sugar in a medium saucepan.
  • Heat to boiling, remove from heat and pour over the crackers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips and spread the chocolate over the entire cookie sheet as it melts.
  • Top with nuts if desired.
  • Allow to cool for at least two hours before breaking into pieces.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
Does your family have a “go to” recipe for the holidays?  Please share…

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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