20 Minute Christmas Crack

A highly addicting chocolaty and sweet and salty treat! This is my go to dessert when I’m short on time and need something that will please a crowd!

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 3 dozen


1 cup butter, no substitutes

1 cup brown sugar

2 sleeves saltine crackers

1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Sprinkles, chopped almonds or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Line foil with saltine crackers, touching salt side up. You probably won’t need quite two sleeves of crackers.
  4. Over medium heat, while constantly stirring, bring butter and sugar to a gentle boil. Once it’s boiling remove spoon and boil for exactly 3 minutes. You want the heat to be as low as possible while maintaining a boil.
  5. Pour over saltine crackers. Spread with the back of a spoon if necessary.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Immediately after removing them from the over sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes. Spread with the back of a spoon.
  8. Decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts or colored dipping chocolates.