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

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
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 42 pieces
Calories 140kcal
Author Toni Dash



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 18-by-13 inch rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour onto the crackers and gently smooth over the crackers with a pliable heat-proof spatula to ensure they are all covered.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gently spread the chocolate to evenly cover the crackers without breaking them apart (the crackers are more delicate just after cooking).
  • 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).
  • To Cut: once fully set, remove the crackers with the foil from the baking sheet. Using a large, sharp knife cut into 42 squares.


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


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg