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5 ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee (Christmas Crack)


This super easy Graham Cracker Toffee is so delicious and addictive. Perfect for cookie plates to give to neighbors, bring to parties or just to eat! It’s quick and luscious. We love to make this graham cracker toffee every year!

This recipe is similar to my Best Christmas Crack made with saltines and a bit easier than my Homemade Toffee, but just as amazing!

Crunchy, sweet and chewy Graham Cracker Toffee.

Graham Cracker Toffee

Yes we call it Christmas Crack because it’s that addicting. So I am putting my disclaimer on now. I am warning you, you will not be able to eat just one piece. You should make two batches just to be safe.

With it’s crunchy graham base and buttery sweet middle, then topped with chocolate and nuts, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite. It’s so easy to throw together, and no candy thermometer needed so anyone can make it and be the hero of the day! Make it today!

Christmas Crack Ingredients

Just 5 little ingredients and voilà! Toffee Perfection

  • Graham Crackers: The sturdy crunchy base
  • Butter: Use salted butter to balance the sugar
  • Sugar: You need to use Brown sugar.
  • Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet is what I used.
  • Toffee Chips: These are optional really but add that extra toffee crunch and flavor.

Making This Addictive Graham Cracker Toffee

This is so simple you don’t have to worry about getting it wrong. It’s perfect for first time toffee makers.

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Break: Completely cover the bottom of the pan with graham crackers breaking them as needed.
  3. Boil: Bring the butter and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir it constantly as you let it boil till it starts to thicken about 5 min.
  4. Bake: Pour over the graham crackers and bake for 7 minutes.
  5. Top: Remove from the oven and top with chocolate chips while still warm. Let them sit for a minute or two to melt. Spread evenly over the filling and top with toffee chips. Allow to cool completely and set before breaking into pieces.

The process of making Graham Cracker Toffee.

Making This Christmas Toffee so Amazing

This is such an easy recipe to adjust and create variations and a few reminders to make divine every time.

  1. Stir: You don’t need to watch a thermometer for this toffee, but you do need to stir it constantly to prevent burning. It takes about 5 minutes to reach the color and consistency your looking for. If you feel like it’s burning pull it off the heat. The baking process finishes the caramelization of the toffee.
  2. Chocolate Chips:  Put the chocolate chips on as soon as it comes out so that the chocolate will melt easier and faster.
  3. Cooling: Cool completely and allow the chocolate to set before cutting. You might need to speed the process by putting it in the fridge or freezer.
  4. Variations: This can be so fun to vary with your chocolate or toppings. You can use whatever kind of chocolate you desire, but I prefer the semi-sweet so that it’s not too sweet.
  5. Toppings: Be sure to put the toppings on right after the chocolate so it’ll stick. Omit the toffee and use chopped nuts, candy, pretzels, candy cane, chopped mints or cookies for endless possibilities.
  6. Pan: For a thinner layer of toffee, use the same recipe but with a cookie sheet instead of 9×13.

Storing Toffee (If you Have Any Left!)

  • Storing: Store the toffee in an airtight container away from heat once it has set up to 2 weeks
  • Fridge: This can also be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Freezer: Many people love to store this and eat it straight from the freezer. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in a ziploc freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.

Luscious Graham Cracker Toffee staked on a plate.

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Whether it’s for the neighbor, the office, or for your own family these treats are sure to please.

5 INGREDIENT Graham CRACKER TOFFEE (CHRISTMAS CRACK)

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 7 minutes

Total Time 22 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 16 Servings


We love to make this graham cracker toffee every year!  It is so addicting and gone in a flash!



  • 10
    full-size graham crackers
    enough to cover the pan
  • 1
    cup
    salted butter
  • 1
    cup
    light brown sugar
    packed
  • 2
    cups
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3
    cup
    toffee bits


Updated on December 4, 2020

Originally Posted on December 10, 2012


Serves: 16

Calories323kcal (16%)Carbohydrates32g (11%)Protein2g (4%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated Fat12g (60%)Cholesterol32mg (11%)Sodium165mg (7%)Potassium165mg (5%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar24g (27%)Vitamin A366IU (7%)Calcium36mg (4%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.





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Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham And Scott Patterson Quit Smoking


You’ve probably heard of a little show called Gilmore Girls.


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It ran from 2000 to 2007 and starred Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory Gilmore — aka the infamous Gilmore girls.

And if you’ve seen an episode or two you probably also know that the characters on this show speak really, really quickly.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, the cast and crew talked about just how important that fast-paced script was for the show.


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Each episode’s script was about 20 pages longer than a typical hour-long series script, and the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino required her actors to learn their lines word-for-word.

Yanic Truesdale, who played Michel, even said “This was a show where if you changed one word, they would cut.”


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Keiko Agena, who played Lane, said “The feedback was, ‘That was great. Could we do it again, just a little bit faster?'” and went on to explain that the show’s dialect coach would ask the cast to “Gilmore-ize” their performances — aka “speed it up.”


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Additionally, the show’s editor Jamie Babbit shared that the lines were too quick for traditional editing, “It would be like watching a Ping-Pong match,” she said.


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She explained that the Gilmore Girls preferred the style of two characters in frame at the same time, and letting them talk it out before cutting to a new shot.

Apparently the dialogue was so quick that Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson, who played Luke, had to quit smoking just so they could keep up!


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Scott told The New York Times, “She needed her wind, and I needed my wind.”


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And if that wasn’t enough to stress them out, rewrites were just as speedy. Scott remembered one shooting day began with “a 10-page scene that came out of the writers’ room at 6:30 a.m.”


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Keep in mind this was a new scene they hadn’t even read yet.

He continued, “Lauren and I were sitting in the makeup chair. We looked at each other with this abject terror, and then we got to work.”

That’s a wrap! Just hand @thelaurengraham the Emmy now! #GilmoreGirls #Netflix #WarnerBrosTV #whatagreatride!

And to think if none of that had happened, we wouldn’t have the Gilmore Girls we all know and love today.

Idk about you, but suddenly my head is spinning. Looks like it’s time to go binge-watch Gilmore Girls again!

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Jaime Harrison Mocks “Sad” Lindsey Graham for Ducking Latest Debate


There are a lot of things going wrong for Lindsey Graham right now. The South Carolina senator has been getting crushed fundraising wise and has taken to regularly begging for donations on Fox News.

Graham is also up against a really tough challenger in Jaime Harrison. And Harrison has been getting under the senator’s skin in the worst way.  The democratic challenger when viral during their first debate when he brought his own plexiglass divider.

The men were set to debate again tonight. Graham decided not to participate. The incumbent senator has decided that it is more important to be in Washington DC to concentrate on the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination process.

Harrison wasn’t about the let Graham live the decision down. He told SiriusXM’s Laura Coates:

“This is probably the most historic Senate race in the history of this state, and to have Sen. Graham ducking and dodging [the debate] is really sad, but it’s a testament to who he is. He believes that he represents the interest in Washington, D.C., instead of representing the interests of the people in South Carolina. And that’s why he’s on the verge of getting that one-way ticket back home.”

The challenger continued, “We are building something because we are focusing like a laser on the people in the state. As I said so many times on this campaign trail, we’re about to close the chapter on the old South and write a brand new book called the new South, one that is bold, that is inclusive and diverse.”



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Jaime Harrison Rips Lindsey Graham Over his “Good Old Days of Segregation” Comments


Lindsey Graham has typically had an easy road to reelection since joining the United States senate in 2002. But his toadyism towards Donald Trump has made him one of the most unpopular lawmakers in America.

Graham’s race against Jaime Harrison is now being watched by people all over the country. Incredible amounts of money are coming into the Harrison campaign which has led to Graham repeatedly begging for money on Fox News.

And now, with this being such a high profile race, every move the South Carolina senator makes is scrutinized. Graham certainly didn’t help himself with comments he made during Wednesday’s Amy Coney Barrett hearing.

The South Carolina lawmaker asked the Supreme Court hopeful, “Do you think Brown vs. Board’s Super-precedent. Is that, you’re not aware of any effort to go back to the good old days of segregation?”

Harrison quickly seized on the matter, sharing a video of the comments on his Twitter page. The Democrat wrote, “Lindsey Graham just called segregation ‘the good old days.’ The good old days for who, Senator? It’s 2020, not 1920. Act like it.”

The senate hopeful followed with another tweet that read, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

Graham quickly moved into damage control over the controversy. The GOP lawmaker told reporters:

“It was with deep sarcasm that I suggested that some legislative body would want to yearn for the good old days of segregation. he point that I’m trying to make — there is nobody in America in the legislative arena wanting to take us back to that dark period in American history. For my opponent to suggest that says far more about him than me.”





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Ashley Graham Shares How She Deals With Mom-Shamers


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“I don’t brush it off.”

Ashley Graham has been bringing her followers along with her on every step of her journey as a new mom — but with it, unfortunately, has also come mom-shamers.

The model, who welcomed her first child in January — a baby boy named Isaac, with her husband Justin Ervin — recently opened up about how she deals with unsolicited advice and rude comments.

Ashley talked about how she’s experienced body-shaming her entire career, while in conversation with Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Alba and Maren Morris on Red Table Talk. But she wasn’t prepared for the mom-shamers.

“It’s interesting because my whole career has been based around body-shaming because I’m a curvy girl who has come into a skinny world and said that my body, and other bodies like mine, need to be normalized,” she told the ladies.

“I knew that it was coming and I was ready to combat it, but it never feels good to have someone tell you that you’re not doing a good enough job; that you’re doing something wrong.”

For Ashley, these comments really sting. “I can sit here and tell you that I just brush it off, but I don’t brush it off,” she said.

She called out mom-shamers, saying they’re “just mean girls who grew up to be mothers.”

Jessica Alba offered some perspective, sharing how she’s able to detach from negative comments about her parenting. “Certainly now that I’m almost 40, I’ve come to this place where I realize that most people who have something to say, it’s because they’re so insecure and it’s more of them being ashamed of themselves, being overly critical,” she explained. “For whatever reason, the natural reaction is to pull other people apart for them to feel justified or them to feel OK.”

Maren Morris, who stopped posting photos of her son’s face because of mom-shamers, also chimed in, saying, “I just find it really unfortunate because we’re all trying to do our best. We all love our babies and so it feels like a bigger betrayal when it’s a mom shaming another mother because they’ve been there too.”

Meanwhile, Jada shared how she’s managed to stay zen: “There is nothing that anyone could say to me to tell me that it was wrong. Not one person, because I was there, I was looking at her. I saw her face. I knew the journey that she and I took together to get to that point. And so it didn’t really matter what anybody said.”

You can watch their full episode of Red Table Talk here.

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Ashley Graham Hearts Her Stretch Marks In A New Instagram Vid


Updated 3 minutes ago. Posted 38 minutes ago

Stretch 👏 marks 👏 are 👏 normal 👏.

So, with all the celebrity babies being born this year, we’ve gotten to see a lot of awesome new moms being super candid about their postpartum bods.

One of these new moms is supermodel Ashley Graham, who gave birth to her son, Isaac, in January.

In a new video on her Instagram, Ashley posted her making a heart sign around her stretch marks — which I can’t help but heart as well.

As someone who’s also had a fair few new stretch marks pop up during the pandemic — without birthing a whole baby — it’s a nice reminder to just love your body, gosh darn it.

This isn’t the first time time Ashley has opened up about her changing physique — she previously said, “With a new postpartum body, I thought that things were going to feel different, and that they were going to look different. And they do, but it’s a newfound joy in that.”

Keep on posting, Ashley — I’m so here for it!

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Ashley Graham Shows Her Stretch Marks In Swim Campaign


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“After this photo shoot, I felt so empowered.”

Ashley Graham has taken her followers on her pregnancy and postpartum journey, sharing the realities of both, whether that was her incredible growing body or the diapers she wore while she was recovering from giving birth.

Now, in her work as a supermodel, Ashley is continuing that — this time putting the stretch marks from her pregnancy front and center for her new swimsuit campaign.

Ashley looks absolutely incredible in her latest campaign for Swimsuits for All, which she refused to have retouched (“except for a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” as she explained to People.)

“It looks so simple and beautiful, but powerful,” she told the publication. “I’ve got more weight on me. I have stretch marks, and in the beginning I really had to have a lot of conversations with myself and tell myself, ‘Okay, new body, new mindset.’ But after this photo shoot, I felt so empowered because I was like, ‘Yes. I look good. I feel good. This is my new mom bod’.”

“With a new postpartum body, I thought that things were going to feel different, and that they were going to look different, and they do, but it’s a newfound joy in that,” she added.

After seeing Ashley’s joy, hopefully other moms will feel just as inspired to show off their postpartum bodies — and campaigns like these will be a lot more commonplace.


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Lindsey Graham Sells Out America By Supporting Russian Asset Roger Stone Not Going To Prison


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took his betrayal of the United States to a new high by supporting Roger Stone not going to prison.

Graham tweeted:

It is important to remember what Roger Stone lied to Congress about doing. Stone worked with the Russians to spread hacked information and then helped Donald Trump cover it up.

The Stone case is about more than his lies. Stone lied because he helped Trump betray America. Roger Stone helped Russia attack US democracy. Stone isn’t some elderly first-time offender as Sen. Graham described him. He, like his pal Trump, is a threat to the United States.

The same Lindsey Graham who stood beside John McCain and wrapped himself in patriotism and the flag is now standing arm in arm with Trump and Putin.

If there is any justice the voters of South Carolina will see Lindsey Graham’s enablement of traitors and send him packing in November.

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Lindsey Graham: Impeachment inquiry is ‘invalid’ without whistleblower’s testimony


Graham, whose committee would be at the center of Trump’s trial in the Senate should the House approve articles of impeachment against the President, also said in his Sunday interview with Fox News that the process would be “dead on arrival” in the Republican-controlled chamber if the whistleblower doesn’t testify before Congress.

“I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid because without the whistleblower complaint, we wouldn’t be talking about any of this and I also see the need for Hunter Biden to be called to adequately defend the President and if you don’t do those two things it’s a complete joke,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said.

He continued: “It’s impossible to bring this case forward in my view fairly without us knowing who the whistleblower is and having a chance to cross examine them about any biases they may have. So if they don’t call the whistleblower in the House, this thing is dead on arrival in the Senate.”

The comments from Graham come a day after House Republicans and Democrats sparred over whether the whistleblower would provide testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry, an aspect of the process that was seen as critical during the start of it, but was put to rest Saturday by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff.
House Republicans had submitted to Democrats earlier Saturday a list of witnesses they’d like to testify as part of the chamber’s impeachment inquiry into Trump and Ukraine, seeking testimony from the whistleblower, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and former US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker, among others.

“As of right now, they are giving us no witnesses,” California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News Saturday night. Democrats have so far received testimony from 15 witnesses that they called before the committee.

But Schiff, in his letter to Nunes on Saturday, said the whistleblower’s testimony would be “redundant and unnecessary.”

“The impeachment inquiry, moreover, has gathered an ever-growing body of evidence — from witnesses and documents, including the President’s own words in his July 25 call record — that not only confirms, but far exceeds, the initial information in the whistleblower’s complaint. The whistleblower’s testimony is therefore redundant and unnecessary,” the letter, obtained by CNN Saturday night, read.

Schiff also argued in his letter that “in light of the President’s threats, the individual’s appearance before us would only place their personal safety at grave risk.”

The President has been encouraging media outlets to out the whistleblower, and he wrote in a September tweet that “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser.”

The whistleblower’s complaint at the heart of the House’s inquiry alleges that Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, the former vice president’s son and the 2016 election in order to help the President politically and that the White House took steps to cover it up. Trump has denied doing anything improper.

Trump has pushed an unproven accusation that then-Vice President Biden improperly tried to help his son by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fire the country’s prosecutor general. Hunter Biden served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company at the time.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden in Ukraine.

House Republicans ask for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe

Asked during a Sunday interview on Fox News about the possibility that outing the person could send a “chilling message” to other government officials looking to file complaints, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said protecting whistleblowers is important but so is questioning their motivations.

“Whistleblower protections are important,” she said. “But you can’t just not question the motivations of this whistleblower.”

But at least one Republican lawmaker, Texas Rep. Will Hurd, has spoken out against revealing the identity of the whistleblower.

“I think we should be protecting the identity of the whistleblower, I’ve said that since the very beginning,” Hurd told Fox News in a Sunday interview, adding: “How we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future.”

CNN’s Tedd Barrett, Manu Raju, Phil Mattingly and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.



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Lindsey Graham: Resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry process has 50 co-sponsors



That number would give Republicans enough votes to reach a simple majority in the Senate if Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in favor if it comes to the floor. If Senate Democrats were to filibuster, however, that would raise the threshold needed to 60 votes.

The resolution is critical of the way House Democrats are conducting the impeachment inquiry and calls on the House to hold a vote to initiate a formal inquiry.

It argues that the House is “denying President Trump basic fairness and due process accorded every American.”

That leaves just three Senate Republicans who have not signed on in support of the resolution, according to the list sent out by Graham: Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Romney’s office, through a spokesperson, said the senator “would take a look at it, and that he’d like to see a vote in the House and a more open process.”

Hannah Ray, a spokeswoman for Murkowski, told CNN, “Senator Murkowski hasn’t yet reviewed the Graham resolution yet. So she will review the resolution before making a determination.”

CNN has reached out to Collins’ office with a request for comment on the resolution but has not received a response.

Romney has rebuked Trump for calling on Ukraine and China to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Murkowski and Collins are known as among the more moderate Senate Republicans.

Collins is up for reelection in a state that Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election and is a top target of Democrats hoping to flip the seat in an effort to win back the Senate.

This story has been updated with additional developments Friday.



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