Christmas Crack Recipe is the easiest holiday recipe with buttery sweet toffee like texture and bursts of chocolate and M&M's.

Christmas Crack Recipe

Christmas Crack Recipe is the easiest holiday recipe with buttery sweet toffee like texture and bursts of chocolate and M&M's.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Set in freezer 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 206.04 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons


  • 1 to 2 sleeves of Saltine crackers
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 large bag of Red and Green M&M's


  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Line an 11 X 14 pan with Parchment paper, bottom and sides.
  3. Place Saltine crackers in the bottom of the pan, and set aside.
  4. Place the stick of butter in a non stick skillet, and turn the heat to medium.
  5. When the butter begins to melt, pour the brown sugar in the pan, and add the granulated sugar.
  6. When the butter melts, and the sugar's are dissolved, turn the heat up to Med-high, and bring the mixture to a soft boil.
  7. When the mixture starts to bubble, turn off the heat, and pour the toffee mixture over the crackers, working quickly, and spread the mixture evenly with a knife.
  8. Place the 11 X 14 pan in the oven for 7 minutes.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven, and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the toffee, letting them melt.
  10. When the chocolate chips begin to melt, spread evenly over the toffee. (If the chocolate chips don't melt completely, place the pan back in the oven (with the oven off) for a couple of minutes, until the chocolate melts, and remove the pan and spread the chocolate to an even layer).
  11. Sprinkle the M&M's over the melted chocolate, and place the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  12. When the chocolate has completely set, and hardened, remove the pan from the freezer, and break the Christmas Crack into pieces.
  13. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This will not stick to the parchment paper, and comes off easily.  Some recipes call to line the pan with foil, but the toffee will stick to the foil, even if it's sprayed with cooking spray.  Use the parchment paper for easy baking and removing.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Crack Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 206.04 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.42g8%
Saturated Fat 3.34g21%
Cholesterol 3.66mg1%
Sodium 25.91mg1%
Potassium 27.43mg1%
Carbohydrates 38.98g13%
Fiber 0.61g3%
Sugar 37.16g41%
Protein 1.14g2%
Vitamin A 50.4IU1%
Vitamin C 0.14mg0%
Calcium 43.22mg4%
Iron 0.42mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.