A holiday tradition known as Chocolate Saltine Toffee to some people, and more recently known as Christmas Crack. I don’t care what you call it as long as you share some with me!
Welcome to Day 2 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started was something I started way back in 2012. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event.
Another day, another holiday treat. This one is a bit unusual for me. I tend to shy away from trends. I really don’t care for the trend of calling all food “crack”. It irks me. Yet here I am calling this Christmas Crack. The only reason I’m calling it that is because it’s what people know it as.
So I apologize if anyone hates the name. Or if anyone else is as irked by the “crack” trend as I am. I named it both names that I know it as in the hopes people would know what it was. It’s basically an easy candy recipe you can make in a snap with very few ingredients. Score!
I will warn you to watch the caramel mixture as you are warming it up on the stove. Honestly, it can go from a beautiful golden brown to a hideous burned mess in no time flat. So keep your eyes on it and be ready to pull it off the stovetop quickly. Don’t cook it at high heat. You’ll scorch it!
Now that I’ve scared the crud out of you, and likely offended some people with the name of this treat let’s move on.
If you’d like to get to know the bloggers involved you can scroll the links below. There’s over 35 of us participating in Christmas Week this year. It’s a great group of bloggers and I’m so happy they all joined me for this adventure.
Recipes as yummy as Mini Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Crack:
- Oreo Bark
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
- Snowflake Oreo Cookie Balls
- Red Velvet Swirl Fudge
- S’mores Christmas Crack
- Pistachio Roca
- Chocolate and Peppermint Fudge
Recipes from Day 2 of Christmas Week! Please visit all our talented participants:
- Caramel and Chocolate Fudge from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cranberry Bliss White Chocolate Bark from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls from Food Done Light
- Maple Doodles from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Blue & White Christmas Bark from Flour On My Face
- Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cranberry Cake with Orange Glaze from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Places to stalk Cravings of a Lunatic!
A holiday tradition known as Chocolate Saltine Toffee to some people, and more recently known as Christmas Crack. I don't care what you call it as long as you share some with me!
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Spray a 11 x 7 baking pan with non-stick spray generously. Set aside.
Combine the butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the butter melts and the mixture is very well combined. Stir the mixture occasionally.
Increase heat a tiny little bit, and bring the mixture to a low boil, you want to cook it for about 2 to 3 minutes, just so it starts to thicken a bit and turn golden brown. Don't stir it during the process, but you can lightly swirl the pan. Keep a really close eye on it because it can go from a beautiful golden brown to a burnt mess in no time flat. As soon as it turns amber turn off the heat and swirl so it doesn't overcook.
Place the crackers in layers in the pan while the mixture is cooking. I used 30 crackers to line my 11 x 7 pan. It made two layers.
Pour the sugar mixture over top of the crackers as evenly as you can. Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven.
Toss peanut butter cups over top and cover the pan with foil to help them melt a bit more. Leave covered for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Uncover and top with walnut pieces.
Allow the bars to cool completely. Then break or cut into pieces.
Serve with a big old chocolate loving smile!
Recipe adapted slightly from Kraft Crunch Bars
This stuff is seriously addictive!!
Thanks to all the participants of Christmas Week, as well as everyone who entered the giveaway and shared the recipes. We appreciate YOU!
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