Saltine Cracker Toffee

Discover the magic of Saltine Cracker Toffee! This easy recipe combines crispy crackers, rich toffee, smooth chocolate, and a topping of your choice for an irresistibly sweet and salty treat. Perfect for holiday gifting or as a delightful snack, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s ready in just 20 minutes!


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup holiday sprinkles or chopped nuts
  • cooking spray


Preparation. Start your toffee adventure by lining a sheet pan with parchment paper and giving it a quick spritz of cooking spray. This will prevent a sticky disaster later.  Now, crank up your oven to a toasty 400°F and lay out those saltine crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet, with no gaps between crackers.

Toffee Time. Next, grab a medium saucepan and throw in the butter and brown sugar. Bring this dynamic duo to a boil, then let it bubble away for 3 additional minutes. This is where the magic happens and your ordinary ingredients transform into golden, sticky toffee!

Cracker Coating. Carefully pour the hot toffee over your arranged crackers. Use an offset spatula (or just a regular spatula if you’re not feeling fancy) to spread it around. Make sure every cracker gets a generous coat of toffee goodness.

Bake and Bubble. Slide the sheet pan into the oven for a quick 3-5 minute bake. You’re looking for a bubbly toffee sea over your crackers. This is the secret to that perfect crunch.

Chocolatize. Time for chocolate! Sprinkle those chocolate chips evenly over the top and pop the pan back in the oven for 2-3 minutes. The goal? Melted chocolate perfection.

Final Touch. Spread the now-melted chocolate over your toffee crackers. Then, unleash your creativity with a sprinkle of holiday cheer or nuts. While everything is melty, move the covered crackers apart from each other before everything cools down, which makes it easier to separate the pieces. 

Cool and Serve. Let the toffee rest until it’s cool. You can be patient and wait at room temperature or speed things up in the fridge or freezer. 

Serving Suggestions. Once your Saltine Cracker Toffee is cool and ready, break it into mouth-sized pieces if you have a smaller mouth than mine. This recipe yields about 1 to 15 servings, depending on your appetite. Serve it up in pretty tins as a thoughtful holiday gift, or just hoard it all for yourself (we won’t judge). It’s best enjoyed within 5 days, so store it in the fridge in an airtight container and snack away!

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