Saltine Cracker Toffee, often referred to as Christmas Crack is the perfect gift made with saltines, brown sugar, butter and chocolate chips in minutes.
We love making Candy Recipes during the holidays as gifts, for potlucks or even just to have around the house for watching Christmas movie marathons. In addition to this delicious Saltine Toffee candy, try my Easy Chocolate Fudge or this super easy Peppermint Bark recipe.
The only thing that can make toffee even tastier is giving it an addicting amount of crunch. You may not immediately think of Saltine crackers when you think of holiday desserts, but trust me, the crackers make this treat absolutely irresistible. It’s also a really easy dessert to make, with a little bit of baking and a lot of chilling.
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HOW TO MAKE SALTINE TOFFEE:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 15×10 baking pan with foil.
- Add the saltines in neat rows side by side.
- Add butter and brown sugar to a medium saucepan on medium high and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and bubbling.
- Pour evenly over crackers making sure they are all coated.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes then remove the pan from the oven and add the chocolate chips.
- Put the pan back in the oven for 1 minute.
- Remove the pan and spread the chocolate to evenly coat the melted chocolate, then cover with chopped pecans.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until fully cooled before removing and breaking into pieces.
You’d think that the crackers would get soggy as they absorb all the caramel, but instead they keep their delightful crunch and the caramel has a delicious snap to it too!
If this is your first time making your own toffee, this is an easy recipe to follow since it’s so straight forward. Saltine Cracker Toffee is also a delicious gift you can hand out to your friends and coworkers as fun, decorative treats. Just wrap the toffee in some decorative parchment paper, tie them up with a bow, and you’re all set. Or try a cute decorative box like this one!
VARIATIONS ON SALTINE TOFFEE
- Add-ins: You can mix in a variety of ingredients to customize your Saltine Toffee. Some of my favorites include pretzels, walnuts, caramel, pecans or sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
- Peanut Butter: Another fun variation to try are Saltine Cracker Candies with peanut butter: the creaminess of the peanut butter goes perfectly with the crunch of the cracker toffee.
- Chocolate: You don’t just have to use milk chocolate for your toffee. You can also try dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or white chocolate.
- Toppings: To make your toffee even fancier, drizzle some Chocolate Ganache over the top to make a simple but beautiful pattern.
SALTINE TOFFEE FAQS
- Why are saltine crackers called soda crackers? Saltine crackers are called soda crackers because baking soda is one of the main ingredients in them.
- What can I do with stale crackers? Don’t throw them out! You can use stale crackers to add crunch to a variety of recipes. Make sure to keep them sealed though, you don’t want them molding.
TIPS TO MAKE SALTINE TOFFEE
- You’re going to want to use a cookie sheet or a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Trust me, the aluminum foil makes taking the toffee out of the pan, once it’s done chilling, much easier and keeps it from shattering.
- Another good tip to help make your Saltine Toffee flat and even is to pour the chocolate mixture over the layer of saltine crackers starting at the center and spreading it outwards with a rubber spatula. Be gentle when you spread the toffee mixture so that you don’t shift the crackers or break them.
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HOW LONG IS SALTINE TOFFEE GOOD?
- Serve: You can leave Saltine Toffee out at room temperature for about a day. It can also melt if you run the heat too much in your house, so I recommend keeping it in the fridge. Always keep it sealed in plastic wrap or in an airtight container to keep it fresh longer.
- Store: If you keep the Saltine Toffee in an airtight container, it will stay good in the fridge for up to 1 week. Make sure that no moisture gets into the toffee. You don’t need to thaw them out at all when you want to enjoy them, since these toffies are much better chilled.
- Freeze: Don’t freeze it with the intentions of thawing it out. But DO freeze it if you intend to enjoy this frozen because I can tell you first hand these treats are delicious when frozen!
- Yield: 30 Servings
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Author: Sabrina Snyder
Saltine Cracker Toffee Candy with just five ingredients is the perfect gift or potluck dessert!
- 40 saltines
- 1 cup unsalted butter , cubed
- 3/4 cup brown sugar , packed
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans , chopped
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 15x10 baking pan with foil.
Add the saltines in neat rows side by side.
Add butter and brown sugar to a medium saucepan on medium high and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and bubbling.
Pour evenly over crackers making sure they are all coated.
Bake for 8-10 minutes then remove the pan from the oven and add the chocolate chips.
Put the pan back in the oven for 1 minute.
Remove the pan and spread the chocolate to evenly coat the melted chocolate, then cover with chopped pecans.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until fully cooled before removing and breaking into pieces.
Yield: 30 Servings, Amount per serving: 379 calories, Calories: 379g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 199mg, Potassium: 150mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 529g, Calcium: 24g, Iron: 2g
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