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Old Fashioned Christmas Bark

Old Fashioned Christmas Bark

Old Fashioned Christmas Bark (aka Christmas crack) is a family favorite at my house. The crunch of the cracker paired with the sweetness of the chocolate is mouthwatering in this gluten free Christmas bark recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Bark, Christmas Crack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 293kcal
Author Cindy Gordon (Vegetarian Mamma)


  • 1 package of Schar Table Crackers - enough crackers to line a lipped baking sheet
  • 1 cup butter dairy or dairy free
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 c chocolate chips dairy or dairy free
  • 4 peppermint candy canes smashed


  • Line a lipped baking sheet with crackers.
  • In a deep skillet bring butter and sugar to a soft boil (little bubbles) for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour melted mixture over crackers and spread mixture to all crackers.
  • Top cracker mixture with chocolate chips.
  • Put cookie sheet into a 400 F degree oven for 4 minutes or until chocolate chips are melted.
  • Remove from oven, spread melted chocolate.
  • Top mixture with smashed candy canes, place into fridge, freezer or outside (if cold) so the chocolate can set.
  • When chocolate is set, use a spatula to break apart the crackers. Break into pieces and ENJOY!


Store in fridge. Lasts about 4-5 days.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg