On the tenth day of Homemade Christmas, I made Bacon Christmas Crack Toffee.
Have you tried Christmas Crack? It is an addictively delicious, easy to make toffee candy. The toffee starts with a saltine cracker base and typically ends with almonds or pecans covering its chocolate layer. I decided to change it up some with some bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? It has to take Christmas Crack to the next level.
The recipe is easy enough. You line the bottom of a cookie sheet with a sleeve of saltine crackers. You cover the crackers with a cooked brown sugar mixture that becomes your toffee and bake. When it is done baking you sprinkle chocolate chips on top and allow them to sit for a couple minutes so they can get nice and melty so you can spread the chocolate around. Finally, you typically sprinkle almonds or pecans on top. Let it cool and devour. In this recipes case, we got rid of the nuts and replaced them with bacon.
The small addition of bacon in the Christmas crack recipe changes the flavor profile from a sweet treat to a sweet and salty treat.
If you are a lover of sweet and salty this is a recipe for you to try.
As written (and pictured) this recipe is not gluten-free but if you are gluten-free and want to make Bacon Christmas Crack for yourself try replacing the saltines with gluten-free matzo crackers or Glutino’s table crackers. Both crackers are similar to saltines.
This recipe is perfect for when you need a last minute treat to bring to a function or give as a gift. It takes no time at all to put together and Bacon Christmas Crack Toffee an delicious and addictive treat that everyone will love.
What are some of your favorite sweet and salty combinations?
- 1 sleeve saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 10-12 slices cooked bacon, diced and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.
- In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread t cover crackers completely.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with diced bacon pieces. Cool completely and break into pieces.
This recipe is adapted from Saltine Toffee Cookies from Allrecipes.com
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