Every year around the Holidays we get requests for EASY Christmas candy recipes. Everyone feels short on time, but who doesn’t want to show off their impressive candy making skills?
Well here is it, get ready for the easiest Christmas candy you’ll make all year (aside from our peppermint bark recipe, which is even easier!).
Our Christmas Toffee Bark is insanely addicting, and once you start eating it you just can’t stop, it’s the perfect snack for Christmas parties, or wrap it up in cellophane bags tied with curling ribbon and give it out to work friends and family!
Whatever you do, be sure to make extra, because it gets gobbled up quick!
Makes one 12 x 18 pan of toffee bark.
Christmas Toffee Bark Recipe
Chocolate & Candy
This Christmas Toffee Bark recipe will be the hit of every holiday party!
One Pound Merckens Dark Chocolate Candy Coatings
½ Cup Merckens Red Candy Coatings (for drizzling)
½ Cup Merckens Green Candy Coatings (for drizzling)
¼ Cup Toffee Crunch
One Sleeve Saltine Crackers Original
One Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
One Cup Brown Sugar
12x18 jelly roll baking pan
Silicone parchment liners
Preheat the oven at 375 degrees.
Line a 12 x 18 jelly roll pan with parchment paper and lay out the saltine crackers in rows, side by side in a single layer onto the lined cookie sheet.
Combine two sticks of butter and one cup of brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium-high heat stirring frequently until the butter melts. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 more minutes or just until the mixture comes to a boil and starts to darken.
Pour the boiling butter and sugar mixture evenly over the saltine crackers and spread it out using an offset spatula. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy!
Bake for about 5 minutes and remove carefully as the crackers and hot sugar will slide around a little. Set aside to cool a little while you melt the Merckens chocolate in the microwave. It doesn’t need to be completely cooled to add the chocolate, it’s ok if it's still a little warm.
In a glass measuring cup, melt ¾ pound of Merckens Dark Candy Coatings 20 seconds at a time in the microwave until melted (See here to learn how to melt Merckens). Pour evenly over the sugar-coated saltine crackers and smooth it out with an offset spatula.
While the chocolate is still wet sprinkle ¼ cup of toffee crunch evenly over top and drizzle with melted green and red Merckens candy coatings.
Refrigerate for an hour or until it’s hardened and cooled, it should snap when breaking off a piece. Break it up into pieces and package into cellophane bags or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use for up to 2 weeks.