Gluten-Free Winter Cracker Toffee with cranberries, white chocolate chips, pistachio nuts, candied ginger and sea salt on a gold rimmed plate

Christmas Crack

Cracker toffee is a breeze to make and totally addictive. The base recipe creates a delicious buttery English toffee treat. Pile on the bold flavored toppings for a sophisticated treat.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas crack, gluten free cracker toffee, winter cracker toffee with cranberries
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 42 pieces
Calories 140 kcal
Author Toni Dash



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 18-by-13 inch rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. 

  2. Line up crackers side by side in 3 rows of 8 crackers on the prepared pan (refer to photo with cracker package above). NOTE: the amount of crackers may vary depending on brand used.

  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine the butter and sugar. Allow both to melt (about 2 minutes) then come of a low boil, stirring often. Allow to boil for 2 additional minutes until the mixture thickens.

  4. Pour onto the crackers and gently smooth over the crackers with a pliable heat-proof spatula to ensure they are all covered.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Note: during cooking the caramel will bubble aggressively, calming to a smaller bubbling by end; this is normal.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven (some space may have developed between the crackers) and sprinkle the semi-sweet chocolate chips over the top of the crackers. Allow them to sit for about 2 minutes until the chips begin to melt.

  7. Gently spread the chocolate to evenly cover the crackers without breaking them apart (the crackers are more delicate just after cooking).

  8. Sprinkle the ginger, cranberries, nuts and white chocolate chips evenly over the melted chocolate, followed by the fleur de sel and allow to fully set (note: can be chilled to speed up setting).

  9. To Cut: once fully set, remove the crackers with the foil from the baking sheet. Using a large, sharp knife cut into 42 squares.

Recipe Notes

*I used Schar gluten-free Table Crackers. Any Saltine-style crackers, regular or gluten-free, may be used.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Crack
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.