Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix

Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!

This Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery perfection!

Run, don’t walk, to the kitchen right now and make this.

I feel like that’s all I have to say…

HA. Right. What would this blog be without a whole slew of unsolicited opeenionnnns?

Boring. That’s what it would be.

Anyhow, this snack mix is a riff on my Praline Crack recipe (which you NEED to make if you haven’t already). And between you and me, I should have called it Churro Crack, but the Crack police get on me when I use “crack” in a title. So I opted for the super wordy Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix, as not to offend.

But between you and me, it’s Churro Crack.

Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!

It’s so super easy, and really impossible to mess up. Unless you burn it. So don’t do that.

You start with about 5 cups of Oyster Crackers. It’s basically an entire bag. Lay them out on a foil lined baking sheet…


Then boil together some butter and brown sugar and add a dash of cinnamon too. Coat your crackers with that mess…


Stir them to make sure all the crackers get coated evenly.


And bake it up! It will be bubbly and gorgeous.


While it’s in the oven make up a salty, cinnamon sugar…


And as soon as it comes out of the oven sprinkle it all over the top…

Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!

Let it cool and then break the crackers apart…

Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!

I’m telling you, this stuff is legit.

Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!

Make it now, thank me later.


Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


Salty Churro Toffee Snack Mix. This is SO crazy addictive and delicious! Salty/Sweet/Cinnamony/Buttery. PERFECT for parties!


  • 5 cups Oyster Crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread the crackers evenly on the baking sheet and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine the butter and brown sugar. Stirring consistently bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon and vanilla. Pour this immediately on top of the crackers. Use a rubber spatula, stir and coat the crackers evenly with the mixture.
  4. Bake the crackers for 10 minutes until it’s bubbly all over.
  5. While the crackers are in the oven combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set this aside.
  6. When the crackers are done remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle immediately with the salty cinnamon sugar mixture evenly.
  7. Let the crackers cool and then break into pieces.
  8. Serve immediately or store airtight for up to a week.


54 Responses

  1. Jane K.

    These look so good! I used to make a snack using oyster crackers and a homemade ranch seasoning – – they were SOOOO good (this was before you could get any and all kinds of chips and crackers with ranch seasoning!). Can’t wait to make these for the kids!!

  2. Mary T Stratton

    Like the question regarding almonds, do you think this recipe might work with peanuts, walnuts or pecans too? I’m looking for something with protein/fat. Thanks for any suggestions.

  3. Teija

    I am headed to the store (again!) after work and wanted something sweet to make for the boys for a snack. This is perfect! Thanks!

  4. melissa

    Much as I love cinnamon, I am going to try this without it. My daughter is highly allergic to it. I am thinking it will taste like sea salt caramels,

  5. Arlene

    Question: Should I add the vanilla, when I adding the cinnamon? I want to make this today. Just want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Thank you. 🙂

  6. Suzy

    I’m going to try 1 cup of butter next time instead of the 1/2 cup because it was so thick I couldn’t spread it over the crackers.

    1. Shelly

      Ugh, yes! I am so sorry! There is a typo in the recipe, it SHOULD read 1 cup butter, not a 1/2 cup. I fixed it and hope you will give it another try!

      1. Brooke

        I thought it was just me! I had to pour everything into a bowl to try to get it to coat the crackers. By then it was already cooling down so it got a little clumpy and not evenly spread. I also doubled the salt and cinnamon in the topping to make it a little saltier. Even with 1/2 the butter, it was delicious! 😀

        1. Shelly

          The recipe has been fixed since I recognized the typo. Did you just print it out, because 1 cup of butter is the correct amount!

  7. La Lee

    Me & my 8 y/o eagerly attempted to make this treat, but both are our attempts were a bust. Our butter & brown sugar combo was way… to thick and didn’t spread (it was more like a glob). Should I increase the amount of butter used?
    Please advise.

    Thank you.

    1. Shelly

      Ok, I see the problem! There is a typo in the recipe.. It should be 1 cup of butter, not a 1/2 cup. I apologize for the problem!I hope you give it another shot!

  8. Teija

    I have to laugh because I have made this two times already and am making it for cards tomorrow night – all with your original recipe. I added the vanilla when I added the cinnamon. I noticed it was pretty thick but was able to make it work. (It mixes pretty easy in a bowl, ha!) I will try it with a cup of butter for tomorrow. 😉 My niece is going to make it for her 4H demo, and my family and co-workers just love it. It’s going to become a go-to recipe for sure!

    1. Shelly

      ha! Oh my word!! Well, I am SO SO glad it worked out for you. I feel horrible such a simple typo could make a huge difference, but it totally can! I think you just made the “light” version!! lol!

      1. Teija

        Lol – no worries, it all worked out and everyone ate it and came back for more…. I do like the idea of a “light” version for sure!!

      2. I wanted to make your Churro toffee snack mix tonight.. but I dont have kosher salt.. can I use regular salt? will that make a big difference?
        it sounds so yummy.

  9. Holly K

    These made me the hero of the bake sale at work today! 🙂 And i have to admit that while i was putting it in baggies for the sale alot more was going in my mouth then in the baggies because OH MY GOODNESS. Incredible. I can’t say you didn’t warn us! A definite WINNER.

  10. Tracie

    What are oyster crackers? I’ve never heard of them – not everyone lives in the US! Is there an alternative that I could use? x

  11. Carmella

    WOW these are unbelievably good. They turned out perfectly. The addition of the salt ,cut the sweetness. I also used Splenda brown sugar

  12. Ashley G

    Do you think I could melt the butter and sugar in the microwave?? We are in a “transition” house right now until we move so I don’t have an oven and it’s killing me! Thanks!

  13. Tricia

    OMG……this is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!! I made it this morning for a party I’m going to tomorrow……hope there’s some left…..I honestly can’t stop eating it!! Thanks soooooo much for sharing the recipe:-))))). I will DEFINITELY be making this again & again!!!

  14. Julie

    OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, I just made this to take to work tomorrow, I hope I don’t eat it all before then. Oyster cracker crack! I did put the crackers in an 8 cup Pyrex measuring cup and mixed it up in that and I lined my pan with a non stick mat. Thanks for sharing, I think ????!

  15. Erica

    Does anyone know if I can use regular salt instead of Kosher? I don’t really want to buy that just for one recipe. I can’t wait to try this out, it sounds so good!

  16. Nancy

    Happy Christmas!
    Thank you for a great gift idea for busy nurses. I made this & packaged in small holiday print ziplocks. I browned the butter before combining with other ingredients, & added 1-1/2 c salted dry roasted peanuts. Yum

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  18. Christian S

    Don’t get me wrong, this is a creative and fun recipe but for us it was sickeningly salty.

    Between the butter & oyster crackers, there’s more than enough sodium. Next time we won’t add salt or perhaps we’ll find a substitute for crackers. We were thinkin animal crackers or chex!

    Side note: I’m not really sure what you meant by “break the crackers” because in your final picture they look whole like ours. Thanks for sharing

    1. Shelly

      Sometimes the crackers sticks together with the sugar mixture, so it means to break them into pieces. Sorry you thought it was too salty. “Salty” is in the title of the recipe 🙂

  19. Cora

    Thank you so much for including this in your Super Bowl faves! It is now one of our favorites too! My son loves churros and I thought he might like these as well. Problem is, he can barely get his hands on any because my fingers are always in the bowl!
    The salt is a perfect touch to the other flavors. Another touchdown, Shelly! (That sounded cuter in my head ?)

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