There are several different versions of this recipe. However, I’ve done a little tweaking and have come up with what my family thinks is the perfect “Christmas Crack” recipe. I can’t believe how simple this recipe is, even if you aren’t an experienced cook you can still whip up a batch that your family and friends will love.


  • saltine crackers
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar (I used light)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • nuts, sprinkles, or M&M’s (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and spray generously with cooking spray.
  3. Cover cookie sheet with one layer of saltine crackers.
  4. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, add one teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
  6. Pour mixture over crackers, then bake for 6 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, pour a bag of milk chocolate chips on top of crackers.
  8. Allow to soften for a minute or two, then spread chocolate evenly on top of crackers.
  9. Cool, then break up into bite size pieces.
  10. Optional – add nuts, sprinkles, or M & M’s on top of melted chocolate.

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