This Graham Cracker Toffee Bark is a twist on the traditional saltine "Christmas crack" made with graham crackers, salted brown sugar toffee, and semisweet chocolate on top!
Butter and sugar. Two key ingredients in lots of recipes for cookies and other treat. I can't count how many pounds of butter and sugar I bake with every Christmas! From classic favourites like Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies or Sugar Cookies to more unique recipes like Peppermint Bark Brownies, they all have butter and sugar.
This recipe is mostly butter and brown sugar with added salt (for that perfect salty/sweet balance) on top of graham crackers and covered in chocolate. Sounds amazing, right?! This simple and easy recipe is sure to become a favourite.
In January, I set a goal for 2019. That goal was to post 52 recipes this year. At times I doubted that I would be able to accomplish that big goal. 52 recipes: that means 1 recipe each week! Could I really come up with that many recipes?
I am so excited and thankful to be sharing this recipe with you today: the 52nd recipe posted on my blog this year! So much work and dedication have gone into this past year and at times I have wanted to give up, but now I am so glad I didn't.
⭐️ Why You Need to Make This Recipe
- Only 5 ingredients! That's right, this recipe is so simple yet so tasty!
- 25-minute recipe. This toffee can be made in no time.
- Perfect for Christmas cookie boxes! Add a few pieces of this toffee bark to your cookie assortments.
Here are the 5 simple ingredients needed to make this graham cracker Christmas crack!
- Equal parts salted butter and light brown sugar make the best toffee!
- A little extra salt makes the best sweet & salty contrast.
- We use graham crackers in this recipe instead of saltine crackers which are used in most "Christmas crack" recipes.
- Semisweet chocolate chips or whatever kind of chocolate you prefer.
See the recipe card for measurements.
Step 1: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange 10 graham crackers on the prepared pan.
Step 2: Combine the butter, brown sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Step 3: Bring the mixture to a boil for 30 seconds while whisk constantly.
Step 4: Spread the boiled toffee mixture over the graham crackers. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until it gets bubbly for a few minutes.
Step 5: Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the hot toffee immediately. Let melt for 3 minutes.
Step 6: Gently spread the melted chocolate chips all over on top. Let cool down fully until the toffee and chocolate are both set before serving.
Hint: I like to speed up the cooling/hardening process by throwing the pan in the fridge (or freezer) after it has cooled to room temperature. The chocolate and toffee will be hard in no time!
Here are some possible substitutions for the ingredients in this recipe!
- Salted Butter - Use unsalted butter with an additional ¼ teaspoon of salt instead.
- Graham Crackers - You could use saltine crackers instead for a traditional "Christmas crack". Omit the added salt because saltine crackers are salted and the toffee might be too salty.
- Chocolate Chips - Use any kind of chocolate you prefer, as long as it melts well.
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
I have not tested freezing this recipe.
💡 Top tip
Make sure you bake the toffee for long enough or else it will turn out chewy instead of crunchy. The chewy version is still delicious but not very toffee-like or characteristic of "Christmas crack".
Yes! Simply use GF graham crackers or any kind of gluten-free cracker instead.
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Graham Cracker Toffee Bark
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- small saucepan
- 10 full-size graham crackers
- ½ cup salted butter *
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer on the prepared pan.
- Stir together the butter, brown sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and whisk constantly while boiling for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture over the graham crackers and spread into an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes or until bubbling for a few minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer. Let the toffee bark cool fully and harden before breaking into pieces. Enjoy!