Holiday Bark

I decided that we needed one last Christmas treat this year right about the time I saw this yummy chocolatey, peanut buttery, toffee bark on Tastespotting. I knew that there was no way I could not make it, so make it I did.

I enlisted the help of my daughter to line a baking pan with saltine crackers for me while I heated up the toffee mixture. That’s right…saltine crackers. Sounds kinda funky, but oh my word, this stuff is so yummy. It’s also really addicting, so watch out for that. You don’t want to be like me, sneaking pieces of this bark in the middle of the night after waking up to go pee.

I’m sorry. I just said pee on my food blog. Heaven help us, but it’s about to get worse…

After the toffee had boiled for three minutes and turned a delicious amber color, I poured it over the saltine crackers. My daughter, my sweet, innocent, adorable little princess of a daughter…

…let out a squeal and shouted, “Ewwwww! Poop juice!”

Apparently she didn’t find the toffee quite as appetizing as I did.

I didn’t let her protests stop me though. I covered the crackers in the toffee, then in peanut butter, then in chocolate, and then, finally, in red and green M&Ms.

This is some darn good holiday candy, poop juice and all.


4.84 from 6 votes

Christmas Crack

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 30
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, holiday
Calories: 313 kcal

A holiday classic made with saltine crackers, peanut butter, and an easy homemade toffee.


  • 1/4 pound salted saltine crackers (about one sleeve)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup m&m candies chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 18x13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all of the saltines salt side up on the baking sheet in an even layer.

  2. Add the sugar, butter, and peanut butter to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the mixture is fully boiling, stop stirring and allow to boil for three minutes.

  3. Carefully pour the boiling mixture over the crackers and put in the oven for five minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Return to the oven for 1 minute.

  5. Spread the chocolate chips out into an even layer and sprinkle the m&ms over the chocolate. 

  6. Let cool on the counter for about 20 minutes. Place in the freezer for an hour and then break apart into small pieces. 

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Crack
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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recipe from Grin and Bake It