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Saltine Cracker Toffee

saltine cracker toffee Dessert
Saltine crackers covered in toffee and chocolate scattered on parchment
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 40

Known elsewhere as “Christmas crack,” saltine cracker toffee is the addictive holiday treat that’s notorious for being a sweet-and-salty lover’s dream come true. Buttery saltine crackers are topped with nutty-sweet toffee and then spread thick with rich, melty, milk chocolate (what’s not to love?). We’re not exaggerating when we say they’re the ultimate test in portion control. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

40
salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan
1
cup unsalted butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
2
cups milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4
cup chopped pecans (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet with edges with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Place saltine crackers in a single layer.
    Saltine crackers laid out on sheet pan
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, combine butter and sugar 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.
    Saltine crackers covered in caramel and bubbling in the oven
  • 4
    Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread crackers with the melted chocolate. Top with chopped nuts if desired.
    Saltine crackers covered in melted chocolate
  • 5
    Cool completely and break into pieces.
    Chocolate saltine crackers stacked

Expert Tips

  • Preheat your oven beforehand so that you can pop the crackers in the oven as soon as you finish pouring the toffee layer over the crackers.
  • Make this saltine cracker toffee your own by swapping pecans with other nuts like almonds, cashews or pistachios. Not into nuts? Leave them off altogether.
  • Be sure to use a baking sheet with sides as it will prevent the toffee from bubbling over the pan.
  • Store saltine cracker candy in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, it tastes just as good chilled!
  • This is the perfect treat to give as a gift or bring to holiday parties. Our other desserts are just as shareable.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
124.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Cholesterol
14.1mg
5%
Sodium
36.5mg
2%
Potassium
49.6mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
1.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2.20%
2%
Iron
2.40%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • At first, saltine cracker toffee seems a little strange, but trust us when we say the crackers provide the perfect crunch and saltiness, hidden in a layer of sweet toffee and topped with rich melted chocolate. Add chopped pecans on top, or serve them without. Your friends and family will never believe there are actual saltine crackers hidden inside this yummy toffee recipe!

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