Our white chocolate Christmas crack recipe is perfect for the Christmas season. It's the best holiday treat that will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
This simple dessert can be made in minutes and is always a show stopper. Our Christmas crack chex mix is another great white chocolate covered dessert.
I grew up making holiday desserts with my mom. She taught me that you could make wonderful memories through food and events. Some of my fondest memories are making those holiday treats with her.
Now that I have kids of my own, we have continued this tradition. We make the same treats I did when I was a kid and continue to make memories (like when I made my Christmas eve birthday baby this Elf pancake spaghetti). That is what I love so much about the holiday season.
We are all about holiday traditions and foods over here. My kids look forward to making fun treats like our Christmas reindeer Chex mix recipe, frosted ginger cookies, Christmas popcorn and these best red velvet cake mix cookies every year.
Our homemade root beer has been in my husband's family for over 50 years, so talk about tradition! These Valentines cake pops recipes have also become a tradition every Valentine's Day around our house...
This Christmas recipe is an easy holiday treat that anyone can make. Everyone will love it at your next Christmas party. It also makes a great gift for teachers, family members, and friends.
The melted white chocolate mixed with the salty flavor of the crackers makes a mouth-watering treat you will want to eat any time of the year. We wouldn't judge you if you did. But it also goes great on our Christmas charcuterie board or with our hot cocoa bar.
Why you should make this recipe
- It is great for a holiday party because it is easy to make and everyone will love it.
- This recipe makes the perfect salty snack.
- Making this recipe is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
- Table crackers (gluten free work as well)- If using gluten free, Glutino or Schar table crackers my favorite for this recipe.
- Salted butter - I find that salted butter enhances the salty flavors of the crackers.
- Brown sugar - Make sure the brown sugar is packed.
- White chocolate chips - You can use regular milk chocolate, but I think white chocolate pairs better with this recipe. But definitely try out others if you want!
- Fresh cranberries - Frozen or fresh cranberries work, but fresh cranberries taste the best.
- Dry Sparkling cranberry soda or any cream or cranberry soda - Feel free to use any cranberry soda you can find. Although, Dry Sparkling cranberry soda is the best.
- Sugar - Any tasty treat has sugar!
How to make white chocolate Christmas crack
Make cranberry mixture
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. While it is heating up, place the cranberries, sugar, and Dry Sparkling cranberry soda in a medium saucepan.
Bring them to a boil and let the mixture simmer on low for 20 minutes until it thickens. Then, break the cranberries with a fork and stir until they are mixed in well.
Prepare the baking sheet
While the cranberry mixture is simmering, line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the tin foil with non-stick cooking spray.
Line the pan with gluten-free table crackers. You can use whatever kind of crackers you prefer.
After you have lined the cookie sheet, you can start to melt the butter. Place the butter and sugar in a pot over low-medium heat.
Whisk until the butter is melted. Once melted, bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly.
After the butter is melted, remove the pan from heat. Carefully pour the butter over the crackers.
Spread the mixture with a spatula to cover all the crackers. Make sure you pour the mixture slowly so that one part of the crackers is not more saturated than the others.
It is time to bake once the oven has preheated! Bake for 7-9 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Watch carefully to make sure this treat doesn't overcook. Allow the crackers to cool for 2 minutes.
While the crackers are cooling, melt the chocolate slowly. I recommend microwaving the white chocolate chips in 10-second increments and mixing in between to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn.
Pour the melted chocolate slowly over the crackers and spread with a spatula. Then, drizzle the cranberry jam over the chocolate.
Cool and serve
Place the crackers in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. The longer you wait, the crunchier it will be.
After the chocolate has hardened, break pieces off the foil and put them on a plate. You can eat immediately.
Tips for recipe success
- Break carefully - Break this yummy treat into similar sizes if possible. It's hard to make sure every piece is the same, but try to keep them around the same size for serving purposes.
- Get creative - Add festive sprinkles before freezing (like we did) for some extra holiday spirit. Feel free to get creative and have fun with it!
- Use a microwave-safe bowl - This may seem self-explanatory, but make sure you use microwave-safe bowls when heating the chocolate.
- Turn on Christmas music - I like to listen to music when cooking or baking, especially around the holidays. Turn on some of your favorite Christmas tunes and get into the holiday spirit.
Storage and Freezing
Storage - Place parchment paper between each layer in an airtight container in a single layer so they do not stick together. The candy will stay fresh for 1 to 2 weeks. We love to make and freeze our Christmas Oreo truffles as well.
Freezing - Store this tasty treat in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer. It can last up to 3 months this way!
Why is it called crack?
Breaking up the crackers makes a "crack" sound, giving this delicious holiday treat its name. You will also find this recipe under a different name, like white almond bark.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
Nope, you can leave it at room temperature. We find that this recipe tastes great cold, though. For it to be extra cold, try putting it in the freezer!
Ways to enjoy
This delicious Christmas recipe would pair great with our cranberry mocktail. Both have that tart cranberry flavor, so they work well together. Your tastebuds will love the cranberry flavors.
If you get overwhelmed when cooking Christmas dinner, check out these Christmas crockpot recipes that will make your life much easier. Plus, these recipes are fantastic.
White Chocolate Christmas Crack
- 40 small table crackers (about one sleeve, gluten free work as well)
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 3 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups Dry Sparkling cranberry soda or any cream soda
- 1 cup sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 325°F
- Place cranberries, sugar and Dry Sparkling cranberry soda in a saucepan and bring them to a boil and simmer on low 20 minutes until it starts to thicken
- Break cranberries with a fork and stir
- Meanwhile, line a large baking pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and line the pan with gluten-free table crackers
- Meanwhile, place the butter and sugar in a pot over low medium-low heat and whisk until the butter is melted
- Once melted, bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes whisking constantly
- Remove pan from heat and pour evenly over crackers and spread mixture with a spatula
- Bake for 7-9 minutes then remove pan and allow to cool 2 minutes
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and then pour over the top with a spatula
- Drizzle cranberry jam over chocolate
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour
- Once chocolate has hardened break pieces off the foil and plate