Saltine Toffee

This Saltine Toffee is an all time favorite treat of ours…all year round!

Overhead view of a few pieces of Chocolate-covered Saltine Toffee

Now that Thanksgiving is pretty much over…

C’mon, lets face it…you know as well as I do that Thanksgiving is over way before the day actually comes.
Thanksgiving gets lost in between Halloween and Christmas.
Don’t ‘cha think?
I went into a large craft store over a week ago looking for a some Thanksgiving items and they had all but gone the way of the pilgrim.
The powers that be give Thanksgiving planning a tiny window of opportunity and if you don’t sneak in when it’s open you are stuck in the cold world of leftover items and discount bins…that means 3 napkin rings, a pack of cupcake liners and some cinnamon pine cones.  I challenge the MacGuyver-like people over at Real Simple to come up with something using just those items!
It is sort of a suckfest for those of us who don’t plan out our Thanksgiving tables 3 months ahead.
I know that some people really dig on Thanksgiving, but for me the turkey is not where it’s at.
So, since I am easily swayed by the folks behind Christmas marketing, I will move on to Christmas.
Ahhhh, Christmas.
It is the holiday of the cookie.
So, by default, it’s the most most wonderful time of the year!
I will not pledge to you that I will have a cookie recipe a day or any nonsense that both you and I know I am not capable of.
But, I will vow to share as many cookies with you as possible.
We’ll do this ~ some new cookies and some all-time favorites that always end up on my Christmas cookie platter.
And for all of you that do cookie exchanges, there will be a few ideas for ya!
Oh yeah, and on that note…do you know that I have NEVER been invited to a cookie exchange?
Just thought I would share that sad fact.
So, my for first sweet treat of the month I will share with you an oldie….but a goody!
I started making this candy at holiday time because it’s super easy, super tasty and a favorite of my oldest son.
It has the whole salty-sweet, buttery, chocolate thing going on.
And there are only 4 ingredients
And you don’t need a candy thermometer.
AND you don’t need to use your mixer.

I am giddy.

You’ll need:

40-ish Saltine crackers, plus 1/2 cup crushed Saltines for garnish (about a sleeve and 1/2)
2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
Line your baking sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Arrange your crackers snugly on baking sheet.
Over medium high heat melt butter and sugar together.
When mixture comes to a rolling boil let boil for 2 minutes, stirring.

Pour mixture over crackers.

Bake in oven for about 10 minutes.  Toffee will be bubbling.
Let cool for 1 minute and then sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
Let sit for 2 minutes and then spread the melted chips with an off-set spatula.
Sprinkle with reserved crushed crackers.
Refrigerate pan for approx 30 minutes so chocolate and toffee sets.
Break or cut into pieces.

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Now, bring on the jolly 🙂


Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Dec 29, 2016 8:24 pm

Hi… I tried making this recipe, but my chocolate didn’t spread smoothly…it looked kind of pasty. Do you know what might have happened??? Help!!

Dec 16, 2010 4:40 pm

I absolutely LOVE this stuff! But last year I think no one else liked it and I had to eat the whole batch myself (not because I accidentally kept the container hidden in a secret place in the garage, or anything) and it took me until mid-October to go back to my pre-holiday weight. =( It's this toffee that did it.

Nov 30, 2010 2:40 am

A perfect combo of sweet and salty

Monica H
Nov 30, 2010 12:58 am

I've never made this with saltines, just graham crackers but it is delicious!

Nov 29, 2010 7:24 pm

I LOVE Saltine Toffee! And I was just lamenting this week that I've never been invited to a cookie exchange either, I think it would be so fun. But you should be invited to everyone's cookie party 🙂

Kristie Maynard
Nov 29, 2010 1:42 am

Oh that is an oldie, but a goodie. I love this stuff and haven't made it for a long time, maybe this year I will pull that recipe out again. YUMMMMMY!!!!

Jul 30, 2013 9:01 pm

making these today. had a devil of a time with the chocolate chips. They just woduln’t melt. Put them on a double boiler and then poured the melted chocolate over the toffee crackers. topped with coconut and toffee bits. can’t wait to try them. 🙂

Nov 28, 2010 12:59 pm

I'm into cookies in a big way….and these little gems combine cookies AND candy. How can they miss??

Nov 28, 2010 6:27 am

Fantastic! Saltines were cool long before finishing salt! Thanks for sharing….

Nov 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Never thought Saltines had much use other than being crumbled up into chili or soup! I definitely want to try this very very soon!

Nov 27, 2010 8:55 am

I finally made these for the first time a few weeks ago and I love them! So simple and So good!

Sara Tea
Nov 27, 2010 7:03 am

Saltines sneak their way into everything, and it's always more impressive with each application!

Becki D
Nov 27, 2010 2:16 am

I've never been to a cookie exchange, either. I would totally have one and invite you if we were neighbors! 🙂

Nov 26, 2010 7:38 pm

Let's trade addresses, I'll do an exchange with you!
Do a very similar recipe, but my "base" is keebler crackers ( you know the buttery rectangles). Makes the treat taste like a big pan of twix. YUM!

Nov 26, 2010 5:29 pm

Hi there! These look like great holiday treats. I love using crackers and other unusual ingredients when making candy or cookies. I have a bag of saltines in my pantry…perfect! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Nov 26, 2010 3:01 pm

Love this! So easy yet soooo good! You can make it with anything really. I've used ritz, tortillas, & graham crackers, along with the saltines.

Hope you had a blessed & delicious Thanksgiving, Shelly!

Btw, I hope you sneak in a few good bar recipes for us, non cookie bakers!! 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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