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Graham cracker toffee bars are a lovely treat. Also known as Christmas crack because they’re so deliciously addictive, toffee bars with graham crackers are sure to appeal to everyone with a sweet tooth. They’re the fun, festive Christmas treat that nobody can resist! Once you’ve made these speedy, simple Graham cracker toffee bars, you will definitely want to memorize the recipe so you can make them again and again. Oh and they aren’t only for the holidays – they are FAR TOO GOOD to only make once a year!

A stack of graham cracker toffee bars, a delightful Christmas treat, on a cutting board.

Expect everyone to go crazy for this Graham cracker toffee treat. They’re perfectly sweet and offer that smooth toffee flavor without being hard like regular toffees.

Craving more sweet treats? Check out the recipes for creamy dreamy chocolate peanut butter pie bursting with flavor or these gooey and irresistible caramel stuffed chocolate cookies. Perhaps these white chocolate cranberry cupcakes or gingerbread sandwich cookies sound good to you too!

Chocolate Christmas crack on a cutting board.

Why You’ll Love Them

Delicious:  There’s a reason these are known as Christmas crack – one taste and you’ll be hooked!
Easy to make: Quick and easy recipes are always great for the festive season, since there are plenty of dishes and treats you have to make. This is a straightforward recipe, even for newbie home cooks.
Versatile: There are plenty of tweak options with this Graham cracker toffee recipe. You can use different nuts, different crackers, another type of sugar, or even a different kind of chocolate chips, to personalize it.

A Christmas treat filled with chocolate and nuts, also known as Christmas crack.

Ingredients for Graham Cracker Toffee

To make these delicious little bites, you’re going to need Graham crackers in sheets, chocolate chips, chopped pecans or your favorite nuts, salted butter and brown sugar.

A bowl of Christmas crack granola on a white table.

How to Make Festive Christmas Crack

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare the baking dish:  Use aluminum foil or parchment paper to line a baking sheet then grease with cooking spray and arrange a layer of Graham cracker sheets on top.
Make the toffee mixture: Mix the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat until it reaches a simmer and then pour the butter mixture over the Graham crackers in the baking sheet.
Add the nuts: Sprinkle the nuts on top.
Bake the Christmas crack recipe: Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes, sprinkle with chocolate chips, then bake for 2 minutes more.
The finishing touches: Let the Graham cracker toffee bars cool completely, cut into squares (or break into pieces) and serve.

Christmas treat - Granola bars with chocolate and nuts on a cutting board.

Substitutions and Variations

Whole chocolate chips would work in this recipe for Christmas crack or you might want to use dark brown sugar for a richer, more molasses-like taste. Try another kind of nuts or even some dehydrated berries or other fruits.

A stack of chocolate bars, perfect for a Christmas treat or to make delicious graham cracker toffee bars using a tasty toffee bar recipe.

Some home bakers like to top their Graham cracker toffee with candies for a colorful touch, or you can even swap the Graham crackers for another kind of cracker or cookie. If you only have unsalted butter you can add a little pinch of sugar to the recipe.

Chocolate pistachio graham crackers on a cutting board, the perfect Christmas treat.

How to Serve Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

These are so yummy it doesn’t matter much how you serve them, since they’re going to disappear fast anyway! But they do pair well with more savory snacks, since they are so sweet.

A person indulging in a delicious Christmas treat - chocolate granola Krispy bars.

So, if you’re making several dishes to serve, consider something that isn’t sweet such as jalapeno popcorn or mini pizza bagel bites for a nice contrast.

Christmas treat - Chocolate pistachio granola bars on a cutting board.

How to Store Toffee Graham Cracker Bars

Store:  Keep the Graham cracker toffee bars in an airtight container for up to a week. Room temperature is fine unless your kitchen is especially warm and, if so, just keep them in the fridge so they don’t become gummy.
Freeze: Storing them in the freezer is a good idea because they will keep for weeks and you can just put however many you want to eat on the counter to thaw out.

A stack of graham cracker toffee bars on a cutting board.

Christmas Crack Recipe FAQs

How do you spread the butter mixture easily?

The key to Graham cracker toffee bars is to work fast. Have the Graham cracker sheets ready on the baking sheet ready before you work on the butter and sugar mixture. Once it reaches a simmer, pour it over the Graham crackers in the baking tray (here) before it cools or sets. If you delay, you’ll find it’s hard to spread and you will need to re-melt it.

Would semi sweet chocolate chips work in this recipe?

Any kind of chocolate chips would work here. If you want the Graham cracker toffee bars less sweet, you might want to use dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips instead of sweet melted chocolate, for a little savory touch. For the same reason, you might want to add a pinch of salt, especially if you only have unsalted butter, else they could come out too sweet.

A stack of chocolate and peanut butter bars on a white surface, perfect for a delicious Christmas treat.

Graham Cracker Toffee Bars Recipe

5 from 33 votes

Easy Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Your family will go crazy for this Christmas crack recipe! These graham cracker toffee bars are a perfect quick and easy holiday treat!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 14 graham crackers, whole sheets
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup salted butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1 Cup nuts, rough chopped, I like to use Deluxe Mixed Nuts with Sea Salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Coat the covered baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Place graham crackers to cover the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • Place the light brown sugar and butter into a saucepan.
  • Over medium heat, mix until the butter is melted and combined with the brown sugar.
  • Bring to a simmer, not boiling, for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the butter/sugar mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Quickly spread evenly over the graham crackers.
  • Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the covered graham crackers.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take the pan out of the oven.
  • Quickly, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee bars.
  • Place the toffee bars back in the oven.
  • Bake for 2 minutes.
  • Take the toffee bars out of the oven.
  • Leave the toffee bars to cool off completely.
  • Break into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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This tasty recipe for graham cracker toffee bars should definitely be added to your Christmas must-make list this year! Graham cracker toffee crack is a breeze to make and you only need five different ingredients to whip a batch up. A great addition to your Christmas cookie tray, a treat for the whole family or something special to give as a gift, these Graham cracker toffee squares are well worth making.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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