This 'Christmas Crack' recipe is aptly named since its so addicting to eat! You will be surprised how Ritz or saltine crackers a perfectly chewy layer with the right amount of salt and crunch. Don't hesitate on this holiday favorite.
What You Need
approximately 30 saltines or Ritz crackerschoice is yours, I used Ritz
1cuppacked light or dark brown sugar - I prefer light
1bag of semi-sweet chocolate chipsI used the biggest bag I could find, it was a family size
chopped pecanswalnuts, or sprinkles
To create your own Ritz cracker toffee, it takes no time at all. The very first thing you need to do is prep your pan or deep cookie sheet. You can either put down parchment paper (I use a kind with parchment on the front and foil on the back so you can fold it over the sides) or put foil in a pan (including sides) and spray with nonstick spray. You can get the doubled sided parchment here- I always keep some on hand.
Line up your crackers in a row until the entire pan is filled. As I used round crackers, I did have some spots without crackers and didn't stress. You are welcome to fill those with bits of broken crackers however, the chocolate and caramel will fuse it together.
Now prep your sauce. Melt your butter and brown sugar in pan, stirring slightly as it melts. If you would like, you can add a tsp of vanilla extract. Bring pot up to rolling boil and do not stir- this should take about 3-4 minutes. Mine puffed up. Remove from heat.
Pour caramel mixture over your crackers, covering the entire pan.
While the mixture is still hot, pour a very large back of semi-sweet chocolate chips right on top, sprinkling to cover all the crackers. The chocolate chips will begin to melt quickly. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate out evenly.
Sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnut bits or even little sprinkles or nonpareils if you want color.
Put in fridge for approx 2 hours (or until set) and then pull out and break apart.