Keto Christmas Crack

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This Keto Christmas Crack is going to be your new favorite holiday dessert. Sweet, crunchy, and flavorful with layers of crackers, caramel, and creamy chocolate, it will become an addiction quite fast.

Keto Christmas Crack on a white plate.

Being on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you have to give up this buttery delight. With a few easy swaps, you can still enjoy this Christmas candy without too many carbs. Add some chopped pecans or any other nut you fancy for extra crunch.

This Keto Christmas Crack makes the perfect dessert or portable snack. It is also a great recipe to use as a Christmas gift for friends and family. 

Looking for more keto candy recipes? Try these healthy homemade peanut butter cups next.

What is Christmas Crack?

Christmas Crack (aka Cracker Toffee or even Saltine Toffee) is a traditional holiday treat that is typically made with saltine crackers, butter, and sugar for a nice sticky caramel and topped off with melted chocolate. It’s delicious and so easy to make.

But the crackers and sugar are not exactly keto-friendly options. However, with a few easy swaps, you can still enjoy the delicious Christmas crack even on a low carb diet!

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Keto-Friendly: With the use of Swerve, Lily’s chocolate chips, and almond flour crackers – you can still satisfy your sweet tooth without the carbs. 
  • Easy Recipe: Within a few minutes, your treat is already baking in the oven. Only 4 simple ingredients needed!
  • Great for Gifting: Put some in a festive tin or bag, and you’ve got a yummy homemade present for friends and family or to bring to party.
  • Versatile: Love nuts? Add pecans! Want a twist? Sprinkle some coconut.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Keto Christmas Crack Recipe:

Four bowls with chocolate chips, crackers, Swerve brown sugar, and butter.

Ingredient Notes

Brown Sugar Swerve: Most grocery stores carry this now or you can also get it on Amazon. Any other brown sugar substitute like monk fruit sweetener or erythritol can also be used.

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips: You should also be able to find these at your local grocery store. If you can’t find them, any sugar-free chocolate chips will work.

Almond Flour Crackers: I recommend using Phat Almond Flour Crackers (found at Walmart) but any keto-friendly almond flour cracker will work.

Pro Tip: You can also make your own crackers using almond flour, eggs, and a little bit of salt. Maya from Wholesome Yum has an amazing recipe for 2-ingredient keto crackers which are also paleo-friendly.

Pecans: The pecans are optional but add a yummy crunch. Feel free to swap for any other nut that you like.

How to make Christmas Crack: Step by Step

Step 1: Line a 7×11″ baking pan with parchment paper and place your almond crackers into the pan, evenly spaced apart.

Keto crackers in a baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 2: Place your butter and the Swerve’s brown sugar into a small pot and cook over low heat until the butter has melted. Turn up the heat to medium, allowing the mixture to reach a rolling boil. Ensure it doesn’t spill over by keeping a close eye on it. Let it boil consistently for three minutes.

A pan of toffee being cooked with a wooden spoon in it.

Step 3: Pour the brown sugar and butter mixture over the crackers gently and making sure that they remain evenly spaced and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

A pan with crackers and toffee poured over it.

Step 5: Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top.  As the chocolate melts, spread it over the crackers

A spoon being used to spread melted chocolate chips over keto christmas crack.

Step 6: Top with pecans (optional) and allow to cool in the refrigerator for two hours before breaking into pieces.

Keto Christmas Crack with pecans in a glass dish.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Be sure to line your pan with parchment paper. It not only prevents sticking but also makes cleanup a breeze and helps you lift the finished treat out of the pan effortlessly.

When pouring the melted sugar substitute mixture over the crackers, use an offset spatula to spread it evenly and get a smooth consistency.

While the recipe calls for 10 minutes at 350ºF, ovens can vary. Keep an eye out for over-browning, especially during the last few minutes.

How To Store

Storing: Once the toffee crackers have fully cooled, place it in an airtight container to preserve its freshness. Store in the refrigerator to maintain its crispness and ensure the chocolate remains set. Ideally, enjoy within a week for optimal flavor and texture.

Freezing: To freeze the Keto Christmas Crack, first lay the pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen pieces to a freezer bag or container, ensuring they’re well-sealed. Consume within a month for the best results, thawing in the refrigerator or at room temperature before enjoying.

Keto Christmas Crack on a white plate.

Recipe Variations

Peanut Butter Twist: After the caramel layer, spread unsweetened peanut butter, blending it with melting chocolate for a nutty delight.

Different Nuts: While pecans are delicious, consider trying almonds, walnuts, macadamias to the chocolate layer, or hazelnuts for different textures and flavors.

Toppings Galore: After spreading the melted chocolate, consider adding unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, or even hemp seeds for an added crunch and nutritional punch.

White Chocolate Swirl: After spreading the dark chocolate, drizzle some melted keto-friendly white chocolate on top and use a toothpick to create swirl patterns.

Salted Caramel Twist: Sprinkle flaky sea salt or pink Himalayan salt over the toffee mixture before adding the chocolate for a salted caramel variation.

Keto chocolate crack on a white plate.

Frequently Asked Question’s

Are crackers ok on a keto diet?

Traditional crackers are not keto friendly, but there are keto-specific versions made from ingredients like almond flour or flax seeds. Always check nutritional info or consider homemade alternatives.

Why did my caramelized sweetener crystallize?

This can occur if the mixture is stirred too much after the sweetener has dissolved or if it cools down too quickly. Using a smooth-bottomed pot and consistent heat can help.

How do I get the perfect chocolate spread?

Patience is key. Let the warmth from the caramelized layer melt the chocolate chips slightly before spreading.

How do I know when the caramel layer is ready?

Boiling for a specified time ensures the right consistency. It should be bubbly and slightly thickened when ready.

More Recipes You’ll Love:

Healthy Keto Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy Banana Brownies

Keto Raspberry Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

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Keto cracker toffee arranged on a white plate.

Keto Christmas Crack

This Keto Christmas Crack is going to be your new favourite holiday dessert. Sweet, crunchy and flavourful with layers of crackers, caramel, and chocolate, it will become an addiction quite fast.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 65kcal


  • ½ cup brown sugar Swerve packed
  • ¼ cup butter salted
  • ½ cup Lily's dark chocolate chips
  • 28 almond flour crackers I used Phat Brand
  • ¼ cup pecans optional


  • Place butter and brown sugar into a small pot.
  • Melt, stir and heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil.
  • Line a 7×11" pan with parchment paper.
  • Place crackers evenly into the pan.
  • Pour the brown sugar Swerve mixture over the crackers gently, making sure that they remain evenly spaced.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350ºF.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle Lily's chocolate chips over top.
  • As the chocolate melts, spread it over the crackers.
  • Top with chopped pecan nuts (optional).
  • Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours before breaking into pieces.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 3g

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