Saltine Toffee Recipe

This Saltine Toffee Recipe is our go-to Christmas treat to make for neighbors and friends during the holiday season. If you've never tried it, it's a must to add to your baking list this season! 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Saltine Toffee Recipe: 

When I finished high school I was living with a friend's family for the fall and winter before I moved out to Utah to start school in January the following year. This meant that I spent Christmas with them and their family. During the holiday season this Christmas Saltine Toffee Recipe was a family tradition in their home that everyone loved and it didn't take long for me to become addicted to it as well. The street name for this stuff is Christmas Crack and once you've tried it, you'll know how it got it's nickname. 

Saltine toffee is essentially saltine crackers, topped with a caramel sauce, and then topped with chocolate chips that are melted and spread across the top. The you let the toffee chill in the fridge and break it into pieces and it becomes the most delicious toffee ever. 10/10 recommend. 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Ingredients for Saltine Toffee: 

  • 1 cup brown sugar: Gets melted in a pot on the stove with the butter to create the caramel base for the toffee 
  • 1 cup butter: Doesn't need to be softened, can go straight into the pot with the sugar. 
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract: For flavoring so balance out the sweetness from the sugar. 
  • 2 cups chocolate chips: Spread on top of the crackers after the caramel has been poured on. I prefer using semi-sweet chocolate. 
  • 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers: Any brand will do! 
  • optional: sprinkles, nuts, candy for topping 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

How to Make Saltine Toffee: 

Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a large 11x17 cookie sheet with parchment paper, or a silicone baking sheet, and then line it with saltine crackers. My pan took about 1 1/2 sleeves, and I had to break some crackers in half to fill in the final edge. 

In a small pot, melt together the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring it up to a boil, and then set the timer for three minutes, and stir the mixture constantly so it does not burn. Remove the butter and sugar mixture after three minutes, add the vanilla, and then pour it on top of the crackers, and spread it out evenly with a rubber spatula. 

Place the crackers in the oven for 10 minutes, and then sprinkle the two cups of chocolate chips on top. After 3-5 minutes, the chocolate chips should have melted, and then using your rubber spatula again, spread the chocolate evenly on top of the caramel and cracker mixture. 

If you're topping your toffee with something, now is the time to sprinkle it on top. 

Place the tray in the fridge for at least one hour for the chocolate to harden, and then break into pieces and place in bags or tins to give as gifts, or just eat it all for yourself. 

Saltine Toffee Recipe

Variations for Saltine Toffee: 

  • Graham Crackers: You can switch the saltine crackers for graham crackers to give a different feel, taste, and texture. 
  • Ritz Crackers: I personally do not like Ritz at all (strong feelings) but many people prefer to make this recipe with Ritz over saltines. 
  • Various Toppings: You can top your toffee with nuts, sprinkles, toffee pieces, holiday m&ms, and so much more, the sky is the limit!

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