Healthier Christmas Crack (Still Insanely Addictive)

Placing a more healthy spin on a not-so-healthy basic! This more healthy Christmas crack recipe is made with almond flour crackers, coconut sugar and darkish chocolate. It’s additionally gluten-free and may simply be made dairy-free if wanted! 

I’m loopy excited to share this Christmas crack recipe. I’ve a sense it’d go viral within the Consuming Hen Meals group . . . and never simply because it’s referred to as Christmas crack. 😜

Healthy Christmas Crack made with toffee, almond crackers and topped with chocolate, nuts and cranberries.

This 12 months, I obtained began with vacation baking tremendous early. I love vacation treats a lot and as quickly as Thanksgiving handed, I principally became just a little baking elf. I’ve been having enjoyable reshooting some previous vacation recipes like my Healthy No Bake Cookies (hooray for higher pictures!) and creating some model new recipes, like this Christmas crack!

Hand holding a piece of healthy Christmas Crack, topped with almonds and cranberries.

I’ve a couple of all-time favourite vacation desserts and Christmas crack is correct up there on the prime of the record. I at all times beloved having this as a child, however then once I obtained sufficiently old to assist make it and realized what substances went into it, I used to be truthfully shocked.

I imply it did style like there have been a great deal of butter and sugar, however for some cause, I didn’t consider there may truly be that a lot! This 12 months, I made a decision I used to be going to make a more healthy model as a result of everybody wants just a little Christmas crack of their lives and it doesn’t need to be fully void of vitamins. 🙂

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Healthy gluten-free Christmas Crack topped with almonds and cranberries.

The standard model of this recipe is made with saltine crackers and equal elements butter and brown sugar. And also you marvel why you at all times really feel just a little groggy after vacation treats . . .

For my more healthy model, I opted to make use of grain-free, gluten-free almond flour crackers. You may make your personal utilizing my homemade almond flour cracker recipe or purchase them – I really like the Easy Mills model!

Baking dish lined with almond four crackers. First step to make gluten-free Christmas Crack.

And if you wish to go the untraditional route, you should use a distinct kind of wholesome cracker (and even graham crackers!). This version using plantain chips from Physical Kitchness seems actually tasty! I really like plantain chips so I want to do this. If I hadn’t made 4 batches of Christmas crack testing this recipe I might completely attempt it, however I’ve a sense I’m Christmas ‘cracked out’ till subsequent 12 months.

Gluten-free almond crackers topped with toffee made from coconut sugar and butter.

As a substitute of brown sugar, I selected to make use of unrefined coconut sugar. And instead of plain ol’ butter, we’re utilizing grass-fed butter, ghee or vegan butter. It’s all in regards to the little swaps that make a giant distinction, my buddies!

Baking dish with gluten-free Christmas Crack, topped with melted chocolate, chopped almonds, and cranberries.

What’s your favourite vacation deal with? Wholesome or “un-healthy”  . . . I need to hear within the feedback! And naturally, I would like you to do this for your self.

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Should you make this more healthy Christmas crack recipe make sure to go away a remark and star ranking letting me know the way it turned out. Your suggestions is so useful for me and different EBF readers who’re eager about making the recipe!


More healthy Christmas Crack


Placing a more healthy spin on a not-so-healthy basic! This more healthy Christmas crack recipe is made with almond flour crackers, coconut sugar and darkish chocolate. It’s additionally gluten-free and may simply be made dairy-free if wanted! 


  • 36 sq. almond flour crackers (homemade or use Easy Mills)
  • half cup coconut sugar
  • half cup (1 stick) softened grass-fed butter, ghee or vegan buttery stick
  •  1 cup semi-sweet or darkish chocolate chips (Take pleasure in Life model for dairy-free)
  • 1/four cup chopped almonds
  • 2-Three Tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
  • coconut oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a 9×9 sq. pan with foil and frivolously spray with coconut oil cooking spray. Organize crackers in a single layer to cowl the underside of the pan. You must be capable of match all 36 crackers in a single layer.
  3. In a saucepan over medium warmth, add softened butter and sugar. Stir with a whisk till butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Convey combination to a low boil, and let boil for four minutes. Take away from warmth and instantly pour combination over the crackers and use a rubber spatula to unfold the duvet all the crackers.
  4. Place within the preheated oven for six minutes or till caramel is effervescent throughout the entire pan.
  5. Whereas crackers are within the oven, soften your chocolate: add chocolate chips to a medium glass bowl and warmth within the microwave on 20-second intervals, mixing the chocolate with a spoon between intervals. As soon as many of the chocolate is melted, take away from the microwave and stir till the chocolate is totally melted and clean.
  6. Take away crackers from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes to permit the bubbles to deflate. Drizzle melted chocolate on prime and unfold with a rubber spatula till you could have a good, clean chocolate layer. High with chopped almonds and dried cranberries.
  7. Place pan within the fridge to set for 1-2 hours. As soon as set, the crack can be fully exhausting. Pull pan from the fridge or freezer, peel away foil and break crack into items utilizing your fingers or lower with a knife. Take pleasure in instantly!
  8. Retailer leftovers within the fridge for as much as two weeks.


  • Serving Dimension: 1 peice
  • Energy: 185
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 74mg
  • Fats: 12g
  • Saturated Fats: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Ldl cholesterol: 15mg

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