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

Healthier Christmas Crack

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16


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
  • 23 Tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
  • coconut oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Place in the preheated oven for 6 minutes or until caramel is bubbling across the whole pan.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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

Keywords: healthier christmas crack, grain-free christmas crack, paleo christmas crack