Every holiday season you can pretty much guarantee that there will be a handful of festive recipes flooding your Facebook and Pinterest feeds. I'm sure you've seen them – they're the types of foods and snacks that only come out this time of year (despite how absolutely delicious they might be).
I always used to see these recipes, too, but I think I've become more sensitive to them since I started this little food blog. I mean, I've always been a foodie, but being in “the community” has lead to me discovering all types of new treats I never even knew existed. Just when I think I've found them all, a new come crops up.
And out of all of these novelty holiday treats, you know which one I've found the most interesting?
The first time I saw this recipe was on Lovefoodies, and I've seen a few variations of it since then. But no matter who makes the recipe, they all have the same to main components: chocolate (usually dark or toffee, like a Heath bar) and saltine crackers. Nuts and sprinkles are also a popular addition (because, hey, why not?)
What I find the most interesting is how easy the recipe is… and, of course, how addicting it can be.
So I was skeptical about trying Christmas Crack, but this year I finally decided to take the plunge. This is a recipe that clearly makes the best of a salty and sweet combination, and let me tell you, it totally works.
Plus, it's a super easy treat to make during the holidays.
For those of you who frequent Homemade Hooplah, you already know how much I love turning classic desserts into dips. And once I tried Christmas Crack (or more commonly known as saltine toffee) I could already tell how awesome it would be as a fun party dip.
The dip has a rich and creamy chocolate base, making it a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Next, Heath toffee bits are added, to give it an extra kick of flavor and nutty crunch. More toffee bits are added on top, plus some holiday sprinkles for that extra touch of festiveness. Finally, you can use your favorite salty cracker for dipping, whether it be classic saltines or butter crackers.
So what about you?
What are your favorite recipes that only come out during the holidays?
I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
Christmas Crack Dip
A festive dip that's perfect for saltine toffee lovers! Ultra creamy chocolate with Heath toffee bits and dipped with your favorite salty crackers.
rate this recipe
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream very cold
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup Heath toffee bits plus more for topping
- sprinkles for decorating (optional)
- saltine crackers for dipping
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- Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + small bowl), blend together heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. Set whipped cream aside.
- In a fresh bowl, using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + small bowl), blend together cream cheese and cocoa powder until mostly smooth, about 1-2 minutes. It's okay if it's a little clumpy - just blend until cocoa powder is mostly absorbed.
- Drop mixer speed to slow and slowly add whipped cream to chocolate mixture, about 1/3 cup at a time. Mix until smooth and fluffy.
- Turn off mixer and add Heath toffee bits. Use a spatula to gently mix together.
- Add Christmas Crack dip to a serving bowl of your choice. If desired, decorate top with more Heath toffee bits and sprinkles. Serve dip immediately with saltine crackers.
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist; I am merely a quirky girl who loves food. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.