First time I followed the recipe temperatures exactly and I had this amazing crackle butter toffee like top. Havent made it yet but planning to spon. The only difference with your recipe and my old one was baking time. If you truly did exactly as the recipe instructed, maybe the version you tried at a party was just less sweet overall! The first time I noticed the toffee at the right temperature was not mixed well when I poured it on the crackers resulting in the actually toffee part coming out of pot last. Did the dust situation happen in the microwave? Since the toffee is so sweet, I like a less sweet chocolate — like bittersweet. But I think I prefer pecans. If you need the chocolate to dry faster, you can place the munch on baking sheets before drizzling it with chocolate, then place the baking sheets in the refrigerator.
I hadn't used one previously, but there are enough variables here that things can go wrong. I also boiled the butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes and did not during boiling. This recipe has been generously shared by Cathy Kopp. I bought Christmas tin cans to give out to my family and everything. Flavor substitutions for Saltine Toffee There are so many great varieties of Christmas Crack. If I had to pick just one Christmas candy to make every year, it would have to be Christmas Crack.
Using an offset spatula spread over warm toffee and immediately add sprinkles. Did not work for me, someone else learn from my mess? Salty and sweet, tart and delicious. I remember when I first tried this candy. Also, I use dark brown sugar for a richer toffee flavor. Just makes a big globby mess. Mahalo for this yummy treat. How many pieces do you aim for when cutting them when its finished and ready to be served or packaged? Plus my chocolate is seizing.
If you have trouble with your toffee setting, my friend Meggan over at suggests the use a to ensure your toffee reaches 270-290 degrees before pouring over the crackers. Make the toffee the same way as above, except instead of sprinkles, top with crushed candy canes. The reason is in case any of the liquid seeps on to the tray during baking, it will be absolutely terrible to try get off. We decided we wanted to revamp the traditional method, making it a finger-popping snack you can munch in small pieces. It sounds like the temperature progressed too quickly, so the only thing I can think of would be to cook it at a lower temperature for longer. But I digress, edible gifts are my favorite kind of homemade gift because they can be enjoyed by the entire family. Once the chocolate is coarse and grainy, you usually cannot ever spread it.
My sister-in-law would always make a similar holiday cookie with saltines, toffee and chocolate. How Quickly Can I Make Christmas Crack? Can I Stir The Nuts Into The Candy Mixture With The Crackers? This is super important, otherwise, the toffee will stick to the foil. Really easy recipe and always a hit at home! My variations were: use rice crackers for gluten free friends, I used molasses sugar instead of Brown and all different chips or chocolate add-ons sugar free dark chocolate bar. This gets brought to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes; watch for the mixture to darken. In theory other recipes could pull it off the stove at an earlier stage. Am I just not getting the toffee mixture hot enough? I have made this recipe two ways, with and Saltines, both ways are fabulous.
Let it cool to harden and break it up into pieces. So to combat the ever-growing cabin fever I am in the kitchen baking up some Christmas goodies. Sue was kind enough to share the recipe with me, and she also told me that she makes it every year to give to her friends and family as part of their Christmas gifts. However, if you like super sweet toffee, you can use milk chocolate chips. I love the name of these treats — Pecan Christmas Crack is awesome!! Place in the oven, then when done, you just remove from the pan and break up in to pieces.
Preheat oven to 400 F. The recipe instructions state that you should melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments at 50% power and spread them on top of the candy. When I used to make Saltine Cracker Candy in the past, I never added any topping on top of the chocolate. Both my children take them to school and share them with their friends and their friends keep asking for more and more…. Use the tip of the knife to lift a corner of the parchment paper and remove from the pan.
Christmas Crack will be good in those sub-zero conditions for a few weeks at least. Press the pieces into the chocolate using the flat side of a spatula. However, if you like the toffee sweeter, you can. This is really easy and tastes amazing! After the chocolate dries, break the Chocolate Toffee Christmas Crack Recipe into pieces and package it up for friends and family! Toffee boiled to 290 degrees F. I have made this for over 30 years. Left it boil for a little over 3 minutes. Then arrange the saltine crackers to cover the pan in 1 layer.
Then everything is slathered in melted chocolate, topped with chopped nuts, and cut into pieces. I really want this to work because this stuff is so good! I use either semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips. I think it is a combination of the two. I definitely recommend using a candy thermometer. The toffee is made with just two ingredients: butter and brown sugar. I suggest making a double batch of this Saltine Cracker Toffee recipe if making it for a cookie exchange or for gifts. It did harden in the freezer, but if you lift the whole thing; underneath its just a like a buttery mess and gooey.
. Thanks for reading and happy cooking! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!! I do not use a thermometer. Put down a single layer of crackers to cover the pan. The hot toffee coming straight out of the oven will be hot enough to melt chocolate chips. The time in the oven should take it over the edge to the hard crack stage, which is what toffee should be finished at. Continue gently stirring as it boils to keep the butter and sugar from separating, until the temperature reaches between 300-305 degreed F. It should be cooked until it reaches the soft-crack stage, just under 300°F.