Cooper’s Christmas Crack!

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Christmas Crack

Cooper's Christmas Crack

Cooper’s Christmas Crack

Cooper’s Christmas Crack

“I broke a toe one Christmas after eating this stuff….sugar high gone bad”



2 sticks butter

1 c. brown sugar (packed)

36 saltine crackers

1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips

1 1/2 c. toasted pecans, almonds, peanuts (or whatever nuts you prefer)


  1. Line cookie sheet with tin foil and lay out saltine crackers.
  2. Spray  surface of tin foil with cooking oil
  3. Heat butter and brown sugar to boiling; boil for 4-6 minutes until very creamy and bubbly.
  4. Pour butter and brown sugar mixture over crackers, spreading evenly. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
  5. Right after removing from oven, evenly spread chocolate chips over hot crackers with a spatula, creating a chocolate layer.
  6. Workly quickly, sprinkle with nuts.
  7. Refrigerate until hardened (1 hour) cool then break apart into bit sized pieces


Topping ideas:




Peppermint candy crushed







To Print Recipe Click Here: Cooper’s Christmas Crack



  • Pat
    December 15, 2013 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    This stuff is SOOO addicting! No one can resist it! I like it with crushed peppermint candies on top….just a tad, not too much! Yum!

  • Tanya Herb
    December 15, 2013 - 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I just have to say this Christmas Crack is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! It only took one bite to be hooked, crack is the perfect name for it! I’m so glad Cooper shared it a few years back, it’s become a family favorite!

  • Lori Crumb-Rolley
    December 15, 2013 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Already made my batch on December 1 and it is better than last year. Toasted chopped almonds is my topping of choice. Warning, addicting

  • Diane Wright
    December 15, 2013 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t made it yet but I’m going to next week! Sounds delicious!

  • Donna Spann
    December 15, 2013 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to make this. Know my coworkers are going to love it

  • micky azzam
    December 15, 2013 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    i used cranraisins, pistachios, and coconut flakes.,sweet and salty just like me :) …thanks for sharing this easy recipe with all of us…happy holidays COOP & MARK !!!!!!!!!

  • beni barfield
    December 15, 2013 - 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I am making this next monday when I am off. Can’t wait. Looks so yummy.

  • Mary Head
    December 15, 2013 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

    This sounds absolutely delicious! After eating this Christmas crack Santa won’t need Rudolph to guide his sleigh! I will have e-nuf energy to guide his sleigh and fly all night long delivering presents all over the world! If Santa is good maybe I will save him some at my house with a glass of Christmas Ale! They would pair good together! I will save it for him after he goes down my chimney and delivers my presents because he might not make it down if he eats that delicious Christmas crack beforehand! Love all the different toppings! This is definitely going to be a great hit! Great recipe Cooper!!!

  • Judy Schoonover
    December 15, 2013 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Made this last year and it was awesome…and I did not brake my toe either….just have to be careful when you dance around the kitchen … seriously, it is really good…:)

  • Barbara
    December 15, 2013 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    My, my! These sound delicious!

  • Lisa Reitano
    December 15, 2013 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I am soooo making this tonight! Looks so delish.

  • December 15, 2013 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    This recipe is very easy and a great thing to take to a party was the first thing to be missing off the goodie table!!

  • Pam Green
    December 15, 2013 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Will try this and share.

  • Jen H.
    December 15, 2013 - 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I made my first batch…and tasted it early. I couldn’t wait! I topped mine with mini chocolate chips, honey roasted sunflower seeds, a variety of dried berries, raisins, and pretzels pieces! Delicious! I can’t wait to make another batch! I made have to try the brown sugar/butter mix as a second layer on my fudge! Thanks, Coop!

  • Jennifer
    December 15, 2013 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Coop I couldn’t fine the recipe on your site the other day. So I had to use another one. Something was wrong. So glad you posted this going to make 1000 copies so I don’t lose it again. I am sure it was the same but I need the Cooper Man’s recipe to make it official crack!

  • Betty Ann aka BA
    December 15, 2013 - 4:52 pm | Permalink

    It’s way To easy to make and way to easy to eat!

  • Miriam
    December 15, 2013 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Sounds really good Cooper will definitely give it a try. I’m always up for something new especially in the desert field.

  • Sharon Matthews
    December 15, 2013 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I started hearing about Christmas Crack last year and was curious but didn’t try it. I do plan on making some this year because I just don’t think I can fight the temptation this year!! It looks too good to be true!!!! :)

  • Robin Braswell
    December 15, 2013 - 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this! I have made it without the additions before and it is totally addicting! Thanks for sharing this recipe

  • Meri
    December 15, 2013 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    This is some mighty fine stuff….sugar and salt melding with butter and chocolate=YUM!!!

  • Annie Baratelle
    December 16, 2013 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    I have to make cookies for my daughter’s Girl Scout cookie trays and already made a few types but now I’m going to add this to my baking list! Think I’m going to use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead, with crabs ins and walnuts and a dash of sea salt. Drooling now :)

  • Sweet Lu-Annie
    December 16, 2013 - 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Behold Cooper’s Christmas Crack…..This recipe will help get those Christmas presents wrapped!!

  • Vickie Ann Hutchinson
    December 16, 2013 - 12:08 pm | Permalink


  • December 16, 2013 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Yummy! I like adding a mixture of chopped nuts and sea salt to it. Delicious! <3

  • judy ( aka vaajj)
    December 16, 2013 - 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I dust the crack with finely ground espresso beans! Yummy!

  • Paula Biggs
    December 16, 2013 - 12:40 pm | Permalink

    I have made something similar before….. sounds awesome! Love the topping ideas.

  • Kay
    December 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I have eaten this with graham crackers instead of saltines and it was eaquelly addictive. I like the various options. One good way to use the last of whatever may be left of holiday cooking “scraps.” Also one way of having something new each time you make it.

  • Michelle Barr
    December 16, 2013 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    My absolute FAV recipe!!!!

  • Shawna B
    December 16, 2013 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    We make something like this alot. We call it heath bar impostors. But I LOCE the topping ideas. Can’t wait to try some CRACK

  • Stacey Hern
    December 16, 2013 - 2:16 pm | Permalink

    My BFF made this last night. I can’t wait to taste it!!!! (I hope there’s some left by the time I see her…!!!!)

  • Sheila Parrott
    December 16, 2013 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Just got back from buying the ingredients to make Christmas Crack. Can’t wait to share it with my family. Looks Delish!!

  • Angela
    December 16, 2013 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    This is amazing, and I like that you can totally change it by what toppings you choose to put on. You are only limited by your imagination!

  • Justine
    December 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t made it yet, but after reading the comments I must say I have a feeling I will be addicted to crack :)

  • micky azzam
    December 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm | Permalink

    making another batch with dried mango .cashews, and M&MS , AND toasted coconut :p

  • December 16, 2013 - 4:33 pm | Permalink

    You “crack” me up! This sounds delicious…I just might have to have a crack at this!

  • vicky
    December 16, 2013 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for putting this back on Cooper!! I knew you wouldn’t disappoint us!!

  • Lynne
    December 16, 2013 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi Cooper! Just made it with Club Crackers. Also a batch with Ritz! Topped on with
    A smashed candy cane. Delish!

  • Kathy Kahn
    December 16, 2013 - 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this!!!! I have tried many of your recipes and they all are amazing!!!!!

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  • December 16, 2013 - 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Release the C-R-A-C-K en! <3

  • Annette
    December 17, 2013 - 6:49 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try it, sounds delicious and delightful!

  • Mimi
    December 17, 2013 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    This looks yummy. And, it looks easy enough that even I could ‘get it done.’. Thank you for the recipe.
    And-have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • Kitty
    December 17, 2013 - 8:30 am | Permalink

    Say, I wonder if you could substitute agave syrup instead of Brown sugar and or, use whole wheat crackers, or a gluten substitute. I have a daughter who I would have to peel off the ceiling if I made this. It looks great, and very tempting.

  • Zoë Morsette
    December 19, 2013 - 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Just found “chile spiced mango” at Trader Joe’s, which I’ll cut up and put on some Christmas Crack. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Shawna "bad kitty" Bellefeuille
    February 1, 2014 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Try dired mango and sea salt mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Sandy
    December 19, 2014 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    OMG! LOVE!

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