Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy • It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken


Just 4 ingredients, super easy to make, this Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is the perfect treat for your holiday celebrations! Crunchy, chocolatey, sweet, and salty, it’s insanely yummy- trust me when I say, this dessert with be the star of the show!

Just 4 ingredients, super easy to make, this Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is the perfect treat for your holiday celebrations! Crunchy, chocolatey, sweet, and salty, it's insanely yummy- trust me when I say, this dessert with be the star of the show! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #vegandesserts #christmas

This bark is the perfect last-minute recipe and you might have everything you need on hand already! Saltine crackers are coated in a 2 ingredient toffee- no candy thermometer needed. Then you spread all of that with melted chocolate chips- it’s the perfect sweet, salty, chocolatey dessert.

You can leave the chocolate plain or you can decorate it with nuts, sprinkles, crushed candy canes, cookies, to make it a little more festive. And while I do call this a “Christmas” recipe, really you could make this recipe any time of the year. You can never go wrong with chocolate, am I right? I’m right.  😉 Now let’s dive in!

Ingredients:

This recipe is made up of just 4 simple ingredients. Saltine crackers, vegan butter (I used Earth Balance), brown sugar, and vegan chocolate chips (I used Presidents Choice this time, but Enjoy Life is another great brand I like). Then you can add toppings if you desire (see below for my suggestions).

Just 4 ingredients, super easy to make, this Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is the perfect treat for your holiday celebrations! Crunchy, chocolatey, sweet, and salty, it's insanely yummy- trust me when I say, this dessert with be the star of the show! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #vegandesserts #christmas

Common Questions:

What is Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy?

It’s one of the easiest and most delicious treats for the holiday! Saltine crackers are layered with toffee and topped with chocolate. You then crack the candy apart which is why it’s also known as Christmas crack.

Ways to Top Your Cracker Candy

You can leave the chocolate plain, or you can top it with chopped pecans or other nuts, vegan sprinkles, candies, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies, vegan chocolate candies, or broken pretzels. Feel free to get as creative as you like!

Is This the Same As Christmas Crack?

Yes, it is! Some people call it “Christmas crack” because you crack the candy apart into bite-sized pieces.

Why this recipe is so great?

It’s easy, requires only 4 ingredients, and it will be the hit at your holiday party!

Are there any substitutions?

You can swap the saltine for Ritz Crackers (which are accidentally vegan). You could also try another brand of cracker or a gluten-free cracker. I recommend selecting a cracker that is light, crispy, flaky and salted for the right taste and texture.

How long can you store Christmas Crack?

It should keep for about a week in the fridge (if you don’t eat it all already!) or you can also freeze it. The better quality of chocolate chips you use, the better it should be preserved.

Lay the saltines on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

How to Make Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy:

Preheat your oven to 350F (180C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the saltine crackers in a single layer in a grid pattern on the parchment paper lined sheet, and set aside. If your pan is slightly smaller or larger, it’s ok to use less or more crackers as needed to fit your pan.

Melt the vegan butter and brown sugar together and then boil for 3 minutes

Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir as it melts to mix it together, once it reaches a boil, set a timer and continue to boil the mixture for 3 minutes- do not stir it while it’s boiling.

Spread over the saltine crackers

Remove from heat and quickly pour over the saltine crackers. Then bake it for 5 minutes.

Use a spatula to spread the toffee over the crackers. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle over chocolate chips

Remove from the heat and sprinkle over the chocolate chips. Allow it to sit for 1 – 2 minutes until the chocolate starts to melt.

And when they melt, spread over the toffee and crackers

Use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the crackers and toffee. If your chocolate isn’t melting enough, return the pan to the oven for 1 minute and try again.

Sprinkle any desired toppings.

If you wish to add any toppings, sprinkle them over the melted chocolate. I used about ½ cup of chopped pecans.

chill until set then crack it apart to make vegan christmas cracker candy!

Place the tray in the freezer for about 1 hour or in the fridge for about 2 hours until the chocolate and toffee is set and hard. Once it is set you can break it up by hand. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Just 4 ingredients, super easy to make, this Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is the perfect treat for your holiday celebrations! Crunchy, chocolatey, sweet, and salty, it's insanely yummy- trust me when I say, this dessert with be the star of the show! #itdoesnttastelikechicken #vegandesserts #christmas

This vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is:

  • 4 ingredients
  • Crunchy
  • Chocolatey
  • Sweet
  • Salty
  • Oh so satisfying!

More scrumptious vegan Christmas treats:

Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies
Easy Vegan Shortbread Recipes
Vegan Tiramisu
Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate

If you try this recipe let us know by leaving a comment, rating it, and don’t forget to tag @itdoesnttastelikechicken on Instagram.

Bon appetegan!

Sam Turnbull.

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Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy

Just 4 ingredients, super easy to make, this Vegan Christmas Cracker Candy is the perfect treat for your holiday celebrations! Crunchy, chocolatey, sweet, and salty, it’s insanely yummy- trust me when I say, this dessert with be the star of the show! Lightly adapted from the many non-vegan recipes on the internet.
My Notes:

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Chilling time:1 hr

Total Time1 hr 15 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 20

Calories: 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 40 salted saltine crackers (a little more than 1 sleeve of crackers)
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • optional toppings: chopped pecans, vegan sprinkles, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies, vegan chocolate candies, or broken pretzels.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the saltine crackers in a single layer in a grid pattern on the parchment paper lined sheet, and set aside. If your pan is slightly smaller or larger, it’s ok to use less or more crackers as needed to fit your pan.

  • Add the vegan butter and brown sugar to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir as it melts to mix it together, once it reaches a boil, continue to gently boil the mixture for 3 minutes, stirring as needed. Remove from heat and quickly pour over the saltine crackers. Use a spatula to spread the toffee over the crackers. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the chocolate chips. Allow it to sit for 1 – 2 minutes until the chocolate chips start to melt. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the crackers and toffee. If your chocolate isn’t melting enough, return the pan to the oven for 1 minute and try again. If you wish to add any toppings, sprinkle them over the melted chocolate.

  • Place the tray in the freezer for about 1 hour or in the fridge for about 2 hours until the chocolate and toffee is set and hard. Once it is set you can break it up by hand. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 20 servings) | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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