Saltine Cracker Toffee

by Erin

Another reminder to vote for my Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes in the “So You Wanna be a CakeSpy” contest. I am 1 of 30 finalists trying to win a trip for two to Seattle and CakeSpy headquarters, along with some other great stuff! Feel free to use all three methods to vote and I promise the toffee will still be here waiting for you when you’re done ;-):


Before I left east TN this past Sunday, my parents had a few friends over to play a card game called Five Crowns. They had just taught me the night before in preparation (it is like rummy but with five suits and a few trick cards that change with the number of cards in your hand) so I stuck around for one full round before hitting the road. I totally won, go newbie!

Of course what’s a party without food? One friend of theirs brought over a toffee that was made with a saltine cracker layer. I really liked how it made the toffee less hard and added a little extra saltiness. Naturally I had to find out how to make this in order to have a stash of it for myself. She told me it was from Food Network, but I could not find it on there (probably goes by a different name). However a quick Google search led me to Christy’s recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything and I made these quick!

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Serves 10-12


40 salted saltine crackers or enough to line your pan

1 cup unsalted butter*

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

*You can either use salted butter or salted saltines but not both. I used salted crackers and unsalted butter in this one.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Line saltine crackers in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  2. In a small pot combine sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Once mixture is at a boil, continue boiling for 3 minutes. Mixture should be a deep caramel color. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes. It will get all bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let sit a couple of minutes to melt. Sometimes I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute then spread it on. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts if desired. Cool completely and break into pieces.

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Melh June 5, 2012 - 10:38 am

Looks easy and delicious. Did you know you can use doterra pure essential oils in candy and more?

Kita February 2, 2012 - 2:48 pm

A friend of mine cracked up laughing the other day when I mentioned saltine toffee. He thought I was being crazy and making things up. Im glad you are here to prove Im not a crazy woman ;)

spiffycookie February 2, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Well, I cannot say that you are not crazy simply on the proof that these exist ;-)

Kate @ January 23, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Oh my goodness!! How addictive is this stuff?!? I made a version of this on my site too and it was gone in a flash. Yum!! Love the pecans on the top of yours.

Elizabeth January 23, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Toffee is great!

Lauren January 21, 2012 - 5:10 pm

I am so in love with this toffee! Someone brought it to a Christmas cookie swap a few years ago and I’ve been obsessed ever since! It’s seriously amazing.

spiffycookie January 21, 2012 - 6:43 pm

I know! I want an unlimited supply.

Deborah January 21, 2012 - 12:38 am

I have been dying to try this – YUM!!

Christy January 20, 2012 - 10:47 pm

I’ve not heard nor seen this before, but it does sound exotic and exciting!:p

Cassie January 20, 2012 - 5:46 pm

This is such a good idea. I already know i would eat my weight in it!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 20, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Wow thats different! I like the idea of a saltine, I bet the salt with the chocolate taste out of this world!!

Living The Sweet Life January 20, 2012 - 5:15 pm

This sweet and salty combo … with the pecans will have me licking the dish clean!!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray January 20, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Cleaaarly saltines are not just for crumbling into chicken noodle soup when one is sick.


Choc Chip Uru January 20, 2012 - 11:52 am

I have never heard of these before but I wonder why – what a delicious mix of flavours! Nice one :)

amanda @ fake ginger January 20, 2012 - 11:08 am

I’ve wanted to try this forever! It looks delicious!

Kara January 20, 2012 - 10:15 am

I love saltine toffee! So easy and sooooo good.

Maureen January 20, 2012 - 8:47 am

I’ve seen this twice this week but without the nuts. I have all the ingredients and I’m taking it to a party tomorrow night. Can’t wait. If I make it at home I will eat it all and then I’ll feel guilty. :)

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 20, 2012 - 8:43 am

What a great idea with saltines! This looks delicious. I love the combination of sweet and salty, yum!

Shannon January 20, 2012 - 8:29 am

I have been wanting to make this for so long! Looks delicious, I need to make it soon!

Kathryn January 20, 2012 - 7:39 am

I’ve heard this is supposed to be really addictive, I can’t wait to try it!

spiffycookie January 20, 2012 - 8:06 am



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