Looking for a sweet and salty holiday treat that comes together in a snap? Saltine cracker toffee is the perfect easy candy to make for gift-giving season. All you need are a few simple ingredients to create this addictively crunchy and decadent dessert. The buttery crackers layered with rich chocolate and toasted nuts make this old-fashioned candy recipe a hit for parties or as a holiday food gift.

1. Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), divided
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 (1 pound) sleeve saltine crackers
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds)


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This helps for easy removal later.

In a saucepan, melt 3/4 cup of the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Meanwhile, arrange the saltines in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. You may need two pans if your crackers don’t all fit in one layer.

Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the crackers. Try to cover each cracker fully.

Bake for 5 minutes just until bubbling. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot toffee. Allow the residual heat to melt the chips for 2-3 minutes.

Use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate in an even layer over the toffee. Sprinkle the nuts on top and gently press them into the chocolate.

Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

For gift-giving, once the toffee is completely set, lift it off the parchment paper and place into cellophane bags tied with ribbon. You can also arrange pieces in holiday-themed tins or boxes.

The buttery crackers combined with the gooey caramelized brown sugar topping make this candy irresistible. The chocolate and nuts add extra richness as well as delicious texture. Saltine cracker toffee makes a great edible gift, holiday party treat, or sweet snack during the festive season.

You can customize this recipe by using different types of crackers like graham crackers or Ritz. For crunchier toffee, bake it a minute or two longer watching closely to avoid burning. Mini chocolate chips or white chocolate make fun switching up the flavors too.

No matter how you dress it up, this effortless candy recipe is sure to become your new favorite holiday treat! The sweet, salty, crunchy crackers smothered in chocolate are addicting and delicious.

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