Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee

Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee is crackly, sweet and downright irresistible. Turn crackers into delicious homemade candy with this easy recipe!

Looking for authentic toffee made from scratch? Try our homemade English toffee recipe next! Or give one of our other homemade candy recipes a try!

Polka dot bowl with peanut butter toffee.


Why This Toffee is Best

Today’s peanut butter toffee is based on my saltine toffee recipe—with a peanut butter twist.

  • Delicious crunchy toffee texture.
  • Sweet and salty peanut butter flavor.
  • Drizzled with peanut butter infused white chocolate.
  • A 5 ingredient recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes!

Using saltine crackers as the base for this toffee eliminates the need for candy thermometers or other special equipment. I love the saltiness of the crackers paired with the sweet candy coating, too!

Give this peanut butter cracker toffee as a gift or keep it all for yourself. You deserve it.

Ingredient Notes

  • Crackers – Both saltines and club crackers work well for making toffee. For a less salty toffee, graham crackers make a good substitute.
  • Butter and sugar – These are boiled together to create the toffee candy coating.
  • Peanut butter – Creamy peanut butter is best for flavoring this toffee.
  • White chocolate chips – This is melted and combined with peanut butter to make the toffee topping. White chocolate melting wafers or a bar of white chocolate could be used as a substitute.
Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee: so simple to make, yet melt in your mouth delicious! This easy toffee recipe is made with crackers!

Toffee Tips and Tricks

  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. This will not only make the crackers easier to remove from the pan, but it will make clean up so much easier!
  • Allow crackers to cool completely before breaking into pieces. You can either let them cool in the pan, or using the parchment paper, slide the entire pan of toffee onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut these into pieces. Store in airtight container until ready to eat.

Recipe FAQs

Should I use salted or unsalted saltines for toffee?

That depends on how much saltiness you like in the toffee. Unsalted crackers will give the toffee less of a sweet-and-salty flavor. I like the taste of the salt paired with the sweetness of the toffee and white chocolate.

Can I use natural peanut butter in this recipe?

Yes, natural peanut butter will work in this toffee recipe. You may find the toffee becomes a little oilier as it sits. Natural peanut butter does not have stabilizers so the oils tend to separate from the solids.

I don’t like white chocolate. What can I use instead?

Milk chocolate chips are another delicious option. It makes the toffee taste like a crispy peanut butter cup! Or use melted peanut butter chips instead for even more peanut butter flavor.

Does saltine toffee need to be refrigerated?

Saltine cracker toffee like this one does not need to be kept in the refrigerator. I store mine on the counter at room temperature. It stays fresh and crispy for days.

Can I freeze toffee with peanut butter?

To freeze this toffee, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. Place in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee: so simple to make, yet melt in your mouth delicious! This easy toffee recipe is made with crackers!

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Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee

5 from 3 votes
By: Aimee
Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee is crackly, sweet and downright irresistible. Turn crackers into delicious homemade candy with this easy recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 40 servings

Ingredients 

  • 40 saltine crackers or club crackers
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter divided
  • 1 package white chocolate chips 11 ounce

Instructions 

  • Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay crackers in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add in sugar and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, remove from heat and add ¼ cup peanut butter and stir until smooth. Pour over crackers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • In a small, microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate chips with remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter. Microwave for one minute, stir until smooth. If not completely melted, heat for 15 second intervals, stirring each time to test for smoothness. Pour over slightly cooled (they can still be a little warm) toffee.
  • Cool completely (I put it in the refrigerator to speed set the toffee).
  • Once cooled, cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy. Store in airtight container.

Notes

  • Club crackers or graham crackers can be substituted for the saltines.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. This will not only make the crackers easier to remove from the pan, but it will make clean up so much easier!
  • Allow crackers to cool completely before breaking into pieces. You can either let them cool in the pan, or using the parchment paper, slide the entire pan of toffee onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut these into pieces. Store in airtight container until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 44mg, Sugar: 5g
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
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Posted on January 11, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. OH mah worrrd! I am like… I can’t even. I am picturing myself eating this straight from the pan. Not sharing!

  2. You could add peanut butter to just about anything!! This is AMAZING and would be an addiction for me.

  3. I am a saltine cracker toffee junkie….this Peanut Butter version is amazing!!  Total genius!

  4. I love the idea of mixin’ up the cracker toffee. I always make it the boring (okay, awesome-yet-traditional) ol’ way. I’m inspired by this!

  5. Menu planning is a life saver!!! I think I’d love for this to appear on my menu plan and wouldn’t be ashamed if it was for dinner 😉 YUM!

  6. Pretty sure that bowl of peanut butter toffee goodness cannot be anywhere near me…because I would devour it all!!! Love the fun twist to your recipe!

  7. I would not be trusted anywhere near this stuff. The regular cracker  toffee is addictive enough, but add peanut butter and you may have the solution to brokering world peace. Seriously. I would stay happy with a batch of this near me at all times!

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