Have you ever made something that’s just so good that you’re asked to bring it year after year? Our take on a praline Christmas bark is one of those recipes that has become an annual tradition. This festive and delicious holiday treat disappears really quickly whenever we bring it to a party and has, arguably, become one of Santa’s favorite chimney treats.

Our praline Christmas bark uses saltine crackers as the base, with a homemade caramel sauce poured over them, sprinkled with pecans and then topped off with chocolate chips that get smoothed into a nice layer that seals in all the greatness. It’s like homemade toffee or some sort of brittle, but way easier and more flavorful – people beg us to make this every year!

  • 30-40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 12×17-inch jelly roll pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. Spread graham crackers or saltine crackers out in an even layer in greased jelly roll pan.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla extract and salt, whisking until incorporated.
  5. Pour caramel mixture in an even layer on top of graham crackers or saltines, smoothing as necessary.
  6. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of caramel layer, then place baking sheet in oven and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until caramel/toffee mixture becomes bubbly.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of hot toffee and let sit 2 minutes before melting, then spread into an even layer.
  9. Let cool, then cut or break into pieces. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the freezer.



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