Saltine Cracker Toffee

Published Date: March 31, 2023

Are you looking for an easy dessert recipe that’s perfect for any time of the year? You’re in the right place! Our Saltine Cracker Toffee recipe, affectionately known as “Christmas Crack,” is a delightful combination of salty crackers and sweet toffee. So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s get cracking!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Super Simple Ingredients: Don’t be fooled by the name – this saltine cracker toffee recipe is incredibly easy to make. With simple ingredients like butter, dark brown sugar, saltine crackers, and chocolate chips, you can whip up this delicious dessert in no time. No candy thermometer or complicated techniques needed here – just a bit of patience and a love for all things sweet and salty.
  • The Perfect Combination of Sweet and Salty: The best part about this saltine cracker toffee recipe is that it combines the irresistible flavors of sweet and salty. The saltine crackers provide a crispy texture that contrasts beautifully with the buttery toffee, while the layers of chocolate chips and chopped pecans create a rich and indulgent experience.
  • Great for the Holiday Season or Any Time of the Year: Whether you’re making it for a holiday party, a summer BBQ, or just a regular Tuesday night, this easy dessert recipe is always a huge hit. So, don’t wait for the holiday season to indulge in this delicious treat – make it today!
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Ingredients

  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Pecans, chopped

*see recipe card for amounts

How to Make Saltine Cracker Toffee

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 by 13″ pan with foil. Place one layer of saltines in the pan and set it aside. 
  2. Melt the butter and brown sugar together in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a rolling boil for 3 minutes while stirring.
  3. Pour mixture over the crackers evenly and bake in the oven for 7 minutes. 
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the semi sweet chocolate chips over the hot toffee.
  5. As they melt, using an offset spatula, spread the chocolate like icing, until the whole surface is covered.
  6. Next sprinkle the white chocolate chips out over the melted semi sweet chocolate layer and once they melt (you may have to pop the pan back into the oven for 1-2 more minutes) use a toothpick to swirl the white chocolate into the semi sweet chocolate layer. Then top with chopped pecans.
  7. Refrigerate to cool, then break off pieces and enjoy!

Storage and Reheating Notes

Storing Your Saltine Cracker Toffee

When it comes to storing your saltine cracker toffee, an airtight container is key. After breaking the toffee into pieces, store them in a single layer in an airtight container. This will help maintain their crispy texture and keep the toffee from becoming sticky. Store the container at room temperature, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Customize Your Toppings

While this saltine cracker toffee recipe calls for white chocolate chips and chopped pecans, feel free to get creative with your toppings. You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips instead of white chocolate, or even add a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for a festive touch. Other popular topping options include peanut butter, coconut flakes, or almond bark. The only thing that limits your creativity is your personal preference!

Master the Art of Swirling

To create an eye-catching design on top of the chocolate layer, use a toothpick to swirl the melted white chocolate chips into the semi-sweet chocolate layer. This not only adds a touch of elegance to your saltine cracker toffee but also ensures that each piece has a delicious mix of both types of chocolate.

Gluten-Free or Vegan Variation

If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, swap the saltine crackers for gluten-free crackers or rice cakes. Make sure to check the labels on the other ingredients, such as the chocolate chips and any toppings, to ensure they are also gluten-free. To make a vegan version of this delightful treat, replace the butter with a plant-based alternative, such as Earth Balance or coconut oil. Use dairy-free chocolate chips, and make sure to check the ingredients of the saltine crackers to ensure they are vegan-friendly.

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Saltine Cracker Toffee

3 from 4 votes
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Course: Christmas Snack, Snack
Servings: 8
Calories: 599kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 40 Saltine Crackers about 1 sleeve
  • 12 ounces Chocolate Chips semi sweet
  • 6 ounces White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9 by 13" pan with foil. Place one layer of saltines in the pan and set it aside.
  • Melt the butter and brown sugar together in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a rolling boil for 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Pour mixture over the crackers evenly and bake in the oven for 7 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the semi sweet chocolate chips over the hot toffee.
  • As they melt, using an offset spatula, spread the chocolate like icing, until the whole surface is covered.
  • Next sprinkle the white chocolate chips out over the melted semi sweet chocolate layer and once they melt (you may have to pop the pan back into the oven for 1-2 more minutes) use a toothpick to swirl the white chocolate into the semi sweet chocolate layer. Then top with chopped pecans.
  • Refrigerate to cool, then break off pieces and enjoy!

Notes

Storing Your Saltine Cracker Toffee

When it comes to storing your saltine cracker toffee, an airtight container is key. After breaking the toffee into pieces, store them in a single layer in an airtight container. This will help maintain their crispy texture and keep the toffee from becoming sticky. Store the container at room temperature, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Nutrition

Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg
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