Putting a healthier spin on a not-so-healthy classic! This healthier Christmas crack recipe is made with almond flour crackers, coconut sugar and dark chocolate. It’s also gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free if needed!
- 36 square almond flour crackers (homemade or use Simple Mills)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened grass-fed butter, ghee or vegan buttery stick
- 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand for dairy-free)
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 2–3 Tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
- coconut oil cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a 9×9 square pan with foil and lightly spray with coconut oil cooking spray. Arrange crackers in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan. You should be able to fit all 36 crackers in a single layer.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add softened butter and sugar. Stir with a whisk until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to a low boil, and let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately pour mixture over the crackers and use a rubber spatula to spread the cover all of the crackers.
- Place in the preheated oven for 6 minutes or until caramel is bubbling across the whole pan.
- While crackers are in the oven, melt your chocolate: add chocolate chips to a medium glass bowl and heat in the microwave on 20-second intervals, mixing the chocolate with a spoon between intervals. Once most of the chocolate is melted, remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Remove crackers from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes to allow the bubbles to deflate. Drizzle melted chocolate on top and spread with a rubber spatula until you have an even, smooth chocolate layer. Top with chopped almonds and dried cranberries.
- Place pan in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours. Once set, the crack will be completely hard. Pull pan from the fridge or freezer, peel away foil and break crack into pieces using your hands or cut with a knife. Enjoy right away!
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 208
- Sugar: 16g
- Sodium: 111mg
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
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