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Saltine Cracker Toffee

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Saltine Cracker Toffee
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 40
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Saltine Cracker Toffee

My grandma's recipe for a unique toffee made with saltine crackers and topped with chocolate.


salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan
cup unsalted butter
cup packed brown sugar
cups milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
(optional) 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F and line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with saltine crackers in a single layer.
  • 2 In a small pot combine sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F 5 to 6 minutes. The crackers will look all bubbly.
  • 4 Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt (this is how my grandma did it). I like to melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread it on. Spread crackers with melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.
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Saltine Cracker Toffee

As prepared by Girl Who Ate Everything,

The best recipes, in my opinion, are family recipes that are tried and true.

My Grandma Peterson was a chocoholic and her house was always stocked with boxes of chocolate and chocolate ice cream bars in the freezer. Everyone knew that if you wanted to get on her good side your best bet was to bring her some kind of chocolate treat.

Although she is no longer with us, this Saltine Cracker Toffee recipe is one of her famous recipes that she made often. I recently rediscovered this recipe, written in her handwriting, in my box of recipes.

Easy Toffee Recipe

At first the thought of toffee made from saltine crackers seems a little strange, but trust me when I say the crackers provide the perfect crunch and saltiness. They’re barely detectable hidden in a layer of toffee and topped with melted chocolate.

Start off by layering saltine crackers in an even layer on a cookie sheet.

Recipe for Toffee

Next, bring brown sugar and butter to a boil to make your toffee and pour it over the saltine crackers. After letting it cook in the oven for a couple of minutes it should look all bubbly like this:

How to Make Toffee Bars

Then spread a thick layer of melted chocolate all over the crackers.

Baked Toffee Bars Recipe

Grandma Peterson liked to add chopped pecans on top, but I prefer mine without. Get ready to bite into sweet toffee with a salty secret inside. Your friends and family will never believe there are actual saltine crackers hidden in this yummy toffee recipe!

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