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Saltine Toffee Recipe

If you’ve never tried Saltine Toffee, now is the time! Crispy, buttery toffee with crackers, pecans and chocolate. So easy to make, too!

Toffee made with saltine crackers and topped with pecans and chocolate, in a bowl.

Why make toffee from crackers

Years ago I remember being at a family reunion and I tried a graham cracker toffee bar. It was amazing and delicious, and I was SHOCKED that the base was a graham cracker.

I had to keep eating, bar after bar, for taste testing purposes.

Years later I shared the recipe for those Brickle Bars on my blog. They are still one of our family’s favorite treats. And they are so easy too.

From the time I start making them until the time I eat them it’s less than half an hour!

This Saltine Toffee recipe has a saltier base (DUH) than a graham cracker, so the sweet and salty combo shines through on these bars!

While I love homemade English toffee, from scratch…sometimes I want something FASTER. And easier!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make cracker toffee, including butter, sugar, and saltines.

Similar to my favorite Christmas crack recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients to make a delicious candy treat!

Butterchoose unsalted butter in this recipe, the crackers have enough salt!

Sugargranulated sugar is best!

Saltine Crackerslike I mentioned above, you can use graham crackers, Ritz crackers, or Club crackers. But for a traditional cracker toffee, start with Saltines.

Milk Chocolateyou can also use dark chocolate or white chocolate if you prefer!

Pecanscompletely optional. You can add them before baking (and you get a toasted, nutty flavor…or sprinkle them on the melted chocolate.

Step by Step Instructions

Easy toffee recipe made with crackers.
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STEP 1: Melt your butter in a small saucepan, then add your sugar. Bring this mixture to a rolling boil.

STEP 2: Line 40 saltine crackers on a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheet.

STEP 3: Pour the melted butter and sugar mixture over the crackers, slowly, making sure that all the crackers have been covered in butter. You want all that buttery goodness in your Saltine Toffee!

STEP 4: Sprinkle everything generously with chopped pecans, then bake this for about 15 minutes. You want to make sure that the crackers look brown and caramelized.

STEP 5: Use a small spatula to remove the hot saltine cracker toffee from the pan and place it on parchment paper (or wax paper).

STEP 6: Melt your chocolate chips and spread over each cracker. To make this easier, I pour my melted chocolate into a large Ziploc bag, then snip the corner and drizzle generously over each cracker. Works like a charm!

Once the chocolate has hardened, store Saltine Toffee in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (if it lasts that long). ENJOY!

More Cracker Toffee recipes

S’mores Cracker Toffee is layers of graham cracker toffee, marshmallows, and chocolate. What more could you want in life?

Buttery, crunchy saltine toffee with a sweet and tart topping. You’ll love the flavor and texture of this Cranberry Pistachio Saltine Toffee recipe!

This Peppermint Cracker Toffee is ridiculously easy and delicious. Crisp, buttery toffee topped with white chocolate and peppermint candy, the perfect Christmas candy treat!

Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee will be your new favorite sweet treat. It’s so simple to make, and it’s downright trouble too with its addictive peanut butter flavor!

Saltine toffee squares in a white bowl.

Tips and Tricks

  • Check your oven temperature. Cracker toffee can go from not ready to burnt in a minutes. Keep your eye on the toffee and remove when lightly browned.
  • Instead of removing individual pieces of crackers to cool, instead allow to cool as a whole on baking sheet. When set, crack into bite sized pieces.
  • Don’t worry about melting chocolate separately. Instead, put chocolate chips on hot toffee and place in oven for one minute. Use an offset spatula to smooth evenly.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use brown sugar instead of granulated white sugar?

Yes! I suggest swapping equal amount of packed light brown sugar, following the recipe directions exactly the same.

Can you freeze saltine toffee?

Wrap your toffee in plastic wrap and then place in an airtight freezer safe container. Freeze for up to 30 days.

Can I use margarine instead of butter?

To achieve the buttery crisp toffee flavor, I suggest keeping the recipe as written with butter.

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Yield: 40 servings

Saltine Cracker Toffee

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

If you've never tried Saltine Toffee, now is the time! Crispy, buttery, toffee with crackers, pecans and chocolate. So easy to make, too!

Ingredients

  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with the saltine crackers. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add in sugar and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Once it begins to boil, remove from heat.
  3. Pour over saltine crackers and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Place in a 375°F oven for about 13-15 minutes, until crackers are browned and caramelized.
  4. Remove from oven and using a small spatula, place each piece of toffee onto a sheet of parchment paper on the counter.
  5. Melt chocolate morsels and spread generously over toffee. Allow chocolate to set and store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Make it easier! Place parchment paper in baking sheet prior to adding saltines. Cook accordingly. Remove from oven and sprinkles with chocolate chips. Allow to melt about 5 minutes, then spread with an offset spatula.
  • Freeze it! Wrap in plastic wrap then place toffee in an airtight container to freeze for up to 30 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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Crisp, butter pieces of toffee made from saltine crackers and topped with pecans and rich milk chocolate. The perfect holiday treat.

About Aimee

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Posted on September 22, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. It’s the ultimate guide. I love your post you have shared here on your site I love your writing style ! Really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing. very informative posts
    Thanks again.

    1. It worked great when I made it with Milton’s gluten free crackers. I used 24 but probably 40 would be closer to a sleeve of saltines.

  2. I just drop the chocolate chips on top of the toffee crackers when they come out of the oven. Let them sit 5 minutes and then spread with an offset spatula. Let cool and set and break apart.

  3. I’d tried it, It tastes and looks like a salty biscuit with chocolate and nuts on top. I’ve made these before after trying them and getting the recipe from my mommy. It’s really yummy with sound crack of toffee.

  4. I baked 13 min. But one side of pan got too brown n tasted a little burnt!…I will try again…n watch more closely for Browning!!….I thought I was watching the bubbling…

  5. Wondering if you couldn’t just pour the chocolate over the entire pan and then break it up into pieces?  That’s what I do when I make butter toffee.

    1. Yep, you can totally do that. I’m just crazy and like the little squares, hehe

  6. Pretty good!! Here’s my suggestions: Bring to a boil on medium high and then allow to boil for the full 3 minutes without stirring. Space the crackers so they have some gaps between them. Whe…

  7. The salty/sweet goodness here? It’s OUT OF CONTROL.

    Simply the way I like it.

    I experienced childhood with saltines with chicken soup… however I think Imma like it much better along these lines ???? Pinned!

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  8. Carl Schwartz posted JUNE 17, 2015 at 11:24 AM REPLY “Why had I not thought to make my brickle bars with saltines?”, you ask. Well, the answer is quite obvious: you’re a pack-follower, and not able or willing to think originally. It’s the same condition that results in you using outdated idioms that actually mean the opposite of your intention (i.e. “works like a charm” – given modern beliefs in the effectiveness of magic, just what are you trying to say here?).

    WHAT A PRICK!!!! NEVER CAN IMAGINE WHAT WILL COME OUT OF THIS TYPE OF CRIMINAL!!!!

  9. Where is the recipe?  I’ve looked for over an hour & don’t see anywhere how much of anything to use except 40 crackers, butter & sugar – really aggravating that you promote this but don’t list the ingredients  & their quantities .

  10. I’ve made these before after trying them and getting the recipe from a friend at work. You don’t have to go through the extra step and trouble of frosting with a ziplock bag.

  11. I must have done something very wrong. I was so disappointed with the way these turned out after reading all the five star reviews. It tasted and looked just like a saltine cracker with chocolate and nuts on top. If they are done right, are you supposed to recognize the cracker on the bottom? Mine looked like a saltine cracker with all its little holes and ridge edges. What did I do wrong? I don’t think I’ll waste the butter, chocolate and especially the nuts on these again.

    1. Sounds like something went wrong, because it definitely doesn’t taste like a cracker…it tastes like toffee!

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