Chocolate Toffee “Crack”

A quick and easy dessert idea for a party!

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Also known as “Christmas Crack”, this recipe lives up to it’s name. It’s ADDICTING! It’s hard to believe that just 4 simple ingredients make for such a rich and delicious treat like this, but trust me, you won’t be able to put the stuff down.

The base is made with crackers, butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips, and then you can garnish however you would like for the season or occasion.

My favorite topping is crushed peppermint candy, but you also can’t go wrong with M&Ms, toasted nuts, toffee bits or sprinkles. I think next time I make this I might try it with candy corn pieces and candy eyes for Halloween.

All you need is love chocolate.

Quick and easy Christmas Crack Recipe -- 4 ingredients! It's SO GOOD!

As you can see, I was so excited to get my hands on this stuff, I tore it apart before it had completely cooled. Oops! Sure did taste good, though.

Chocolate Toffee Crack-- my favorite!! So addicting.

Let’s get started!

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Cover the bottom of the pan with a layer of Ritz crackers.

Combine the butter and brown sugar in a pan and heat until melted.

How to make toffee for Christmas Crack

Boil for about 3 minutes. It should look something like this.

Immediately pour it over the Ritz crackers in your pan.

Holiday Crack

Use a spatula to spread it out evenly over the crackers.

Toffee Chocolate Crack Recipe-- just 4 simple ingredients! My favorite holiday treat for parties! | Instrupix

Bake for 5 minutes to help the “caramel” thicken and set.

Remove from the oven. You might drool a little at this point.

Toffee Crack Recipe-- Just 4 ingredients! The best dessert for parties.

Top with chocolate chips.

The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy Christmas Crack. Just 4 ingredients! | Instrupix

Place back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the chocolate.

Immediately spread the chocolate into an even layer over the crack.

Top with candy, nuts or sprinkles (optional). Be sure to let it cool for several hours before breaking it apart, otherwise it will be a little messy.

Quick and Easy Christmas Crack Recipe-- just 4 ingredients!

Chocolate Toffee "Crack" (The BEST dessert idea for a party!)

A.K.A. "Christmas Crack". This quick and easy recipe is a classic that never gets old. Just as the name implies, it's absolutely addicting! I make it every year for holiday parties and it's always a hit. It's made with just 4 ingredients! Then top it with the candy of your choice to fit the season or occasion (M&Ms, candy corn, toffee bits, peppermint, nuts, sprinkles, candy eyes, etc.)

Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers (about 16 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • candy of choice for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Cover the bottom of the pan with Ritz crackers. It doesn't have to be pretty! Just fit them in there in a single layer as best you can.

  3. Combine the brown sugar and butter in a pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes WITHOUT stirring. 

  4. Immediately pour the mixture over the Ritz crackers in your pan. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly over the crackers. Bake for 5 minutes to thicken and set the caramel.

  5. Remove from the oven, and then sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place the pan back in the oven for about 2 minutes or until he chocolate is soft enough to spread.

  6. Immediately spread the melted chocolate chips with a spatula so that you have a nice even layer. 

  7. Top with the candy of your choice (optional). My favorite is crushed peppermint candy! You can also try topping it with M&Ms, nuts, sprinkles, etc. 

  8. Let it cool for several hours before removing it from the pan and breaking it apart, otherwise it's a bit of a mess! I couldn't wait to dig in this time and the chocolate was still runny. Feel free to place it in the fridge for a bit if you need to speed up the process.

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The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy Chocolate Toffee Crack. Just 4 ingredients! No egg! This is my favorite party dessert idea and holiday treat, ever. Great for parties! | Instrupix

This is my favorite picture, ever.

Chocolate Toffee Crack -- The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy! Just 4 ingredients! No egg! This is my favorite party dessert idea and holiday treat, ever. | Instrupix

The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy Christmas Crack. Just 4 ingredients! No egg! This is my favorite party dessert idea and holiday treat. | Instrupix

Chocolate Toffee Crack Recipe -- The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy with just 4 ingredients! No egg! This is my favorite party dessert idea and holiday treat. | Instrupix

The BEST dessert recipe for a crowd! Quick & Easy Christmas Crack. Just 4 ingredients! No egg! This is my favorite party dessert idea and holiday treat, ever. | Instrupix

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This blog is full of completely random stuff that I want to share with the world. I have fun creating what I call "Instructional Pictures" about food, tips, life and more, and that's how I came up with the oh-so brilliant name "instrupix". :)

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