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Old 09-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Christmas Crack

I got curious and tried a recipe that I saw on a famous web site. Frankly what I produced does not look anything like the picture of the recipe that I pinned. Has anyone tried making this? It is a toffee made with saltine crackers. Maybe it will taste better than it looks. It's cooling now but I'm not very hopeful. Did you have good results?

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:15 AM   #3
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Never heard of it, but Google tells me that it seems like it would be easy and most likely a popular thing to set out for the holidays. I reckon I will give it a try.
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I don't think I have ever had it, sounds good!

I have seen recipes over the years for saltine toffee candy, never heard Christmas Crack before this post.

Santa's Christmas Crack, not exactly visions of sugar plums dancing in my head!
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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I've made it and it's absolutely wondeful! If it's done right, it should be crunchy like toffee and wonderfully buttery. Nobody should suspect that there is a saltine in there, they would assume that it's a cookie. I've also seen it made with graham crackers in place of saltines.

I make regular toffee at christmas now, and to me, that too is like crack, I have a hard time staying out of it. I brought some to my boss and she couldn't stay out of it, she said "never bring me this again!" so of course, I'll bring her some again this year...
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #6
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I've made it and it's absolutely wondeful! If it's done right, it should be crunchy like toffee and wonderfully buttery. Nobody should suspect that there is a saltine in there, they would assume that it's a cookie. I've also seen it made with graham crackers in place of saltines.

I make regular toffee at christmas now, and to me, that too is like crack, I have a hard time staying out of it. I brought some to my boss and she couldn't stay out of it, she said "never bring me this again!" so of course, I'll bring her some again this year...

I have seen this recipe but have always been afraid it wouldn't turn out right. I don't know why I'm afraid. It's not like it's expensive to make! I never heard it called "Christmas Crack" but I like that name!
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I have seen this recipe but have always been afraid it wouldn't turn out right. I don't know why I'm afraid. It's not like it's expensive to make! I never heard it called "Christmas Crack" but I like that name!
I assume Saltines are a sort of salty savoury cracker? I love anything toffee/caramelly. Can't wait to go and find the recipe.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
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I've heard of it, never made it. I understand that it's a pretty good substitute. I see your later post so maybe what I've heard is correct.
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I assume Saltines are a sort of salty savoury cracker? I love anything toffee/caramelly. Can't wait to go and find the recipe.

Here is a recipe that shows clearly what a Saltine is. It's probably called something else over there. If you do a search for Saltine Cracker Cookies you will get many variations other than this plain one.

Saltine cracker toffee {gramma's recipe} I Heart Nap Time | I Heart Nap Time - Easy recipes, DIY crafts, Homemaking
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I have seen this recipe but have always been afraid it wouldn't turn out right. I don't know why I'm afraid. It's not like it's expensive to make! I never heard it called "Christmas Crack" but I like that name!
Well the first time I made it, we were drinking chocolate martinis, and it still came out perfect. I did, by mistake put the saucepan back onto the stove without turning it off... Went into the kitchen to a saucepan with a column of black smoke pouring out of it! Took me a week to get the pan clean! I no longer drink while making candy...
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