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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. 


What You’ll Need

What To Do

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.

Easy Christmas Toffee Bark. Make a large batch to give as Christmas gifts.

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. 

Easy Christmas Toffee Bark you can make on a budget for a crowd during the Holidays.

In a glass measuring cup, melt ¾ pound of Merckens Dark Candy Coatings 20 seconds at a time in the microwave until melted (Here’s how to melt merckens). Pour evenly over the sugar-coated saltine crackers and smooth it out with an offset spatula. 

Easy Christmas Toffee Bark. Easy holiday candy bark recipe made with saltine crackers.

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.

Our Christmas Toffee Bark recipe is so easy, you’ll be able to make multiple batches in no time, but if you want an even easier recipe to add to your Christmas candy making list - Check out our peppermint bark recipe here.


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