Making Christmas candy has never been easier than this salty-sweet cracker candy. Made with a unique, crisp base of saltine crackers, smothered in crunchy homemade toffee, and blanketed with semi-sweet chocolate and Nutella, this easy-to-prepare treat is *almost* addictive! Scattered with any combination of toasted nuts, chopped candy, or eye-catching sprinkles, it’s a stellar addition to a cookie platter or gift box. Plus, with entirely shelf-stable ingredients, this chocolate dessert stays fresh for over a week!
What kind of crackers are in Christmas cracker candy?
Flaky saltine crackers shake up this dessert with an irresistibly salty and crunchy bite. They work especially well for this particular dessert because the square corners fit together so nice and snuggly in the pan. Club crackers, graham crackers, or matzos are other great options that won’t create as many gaps as buttery round crackers.
Why is my Christmas cracker candy soft?
The key to successful, crunchy toffee is getting that butter and sugar mixture to the correct temperature. For foolproof candy, using an instant-read or candy thermometer is your best bet to getting the sugar to what is known a the “hard-crack stage,” which is over 300 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t happen to have those nifty tools, make sure the mixture boils for a full 5 minutes to ensure it hardens after being spread over the crackers.