The Easiest Recipe for Saltine Cracker Toffee! This Saltine Toffee Bark is sweet, salty and so delicious - the perfect holiday treat!
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One of the best parts of the holidays is all the baking and sweet treats and this Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe is one you absolutely must make this season!
It's a delicious homemade dessert without the fuss, featuring crunchy saltine crackers, buttery toffee, and velvety chocolate that captures the festive spirit with ease.
You will love this Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe!
Whether you're hosting a holiday gathering, contributing to a potluck, or preparing a heartfelt homemade gift, Saltine Toffee Candy is the perfect recipe for your festivities.
Why these are the best Toffee Crackers
- Fun to make: This saltine cracker toffee is so fun to decorate and make. It's the perfect holiday activity and treat to serve to family and friends!
- Customizable: This recipe can easily be made for any holiday and time of the year. Simply swap out the sprinkles.
Saltine Toffee ingredients
For this Saltine Toffee you'll need:
- saltine crackers
- salted butter
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- semi sweet chocolate chips
- sprinkles (here are ones similar to those pictured)
How to make Saltine Cracker Toffee
- In a medium saucepan, heat butter and sugar over medium heat. Allow butter to melt, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Place crackers on a sprayed foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Pour butter mixture over crackers and spread evenly. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes then remove from the oven.
- Let the crackers cool for 10 minutes. Once the crackers have cooled, melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds.
- Pour chocolate over crackers and use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Top with sprinkles.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until hardened. Use a sharp knife to cut the saltine toffee into smaller pieces.
How to serve Saltine Cracker Candy
There are so many ways you can serve saltine cracker candy, but here are a couple of our favorite serving options:
- In a bowl: It really can be this simple. Just grab and snack!
- With hot cocoa
- Gifting: Wrap in cellophane bags or put in a holiday tin lined with parchment paper or colorful tissue paper for a DIY holiday gift
- Chocolate board or dessert table: Pieces of the saltine toffee will look amazing on any dessert table or dessert charcuterie board. You can even display them in cupcake liners for an easy to grab treat.
Saltine Toffee Bark storage
Storing: You can store this saltine cracker candy for up to a week in an airtight container at room temperature.
Freezing: We don't recommend freezing saltine toffee. The crackers can get very soggy.
Substitutions for this Recipe:
Butter: Butter is essential to this recipe. We haven't tried it with dairy free butter but it might work! We recommend unsalted butter if you're using salted saltines!
Brown Sugar: You can make brown sugar with white sugar. You can add 1 teaspoon of molasses to 1 cup white sugar to make brown sugar. Check out this post on Sugar Substitutes for Baking for other ideas.
Crackers: I haven't tried this with any other crackers but I think Ritz would be good!
Chocolate: You can use semi sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate or dark chocolate chips!
Toppings: You can top this toffee with pretty much anything! Pretzels, chopped nuts and sprinkles are all delicious!
Saltine Toffee Recipe tips
- Use nonstick foil - Using nonstick foil and cooking spray helps ensure easy clean up.
- Get creative with your chocolate/toppings! You can use different types of chocolate and toppings for so many combos!
- Use different colored sprinkles for holidays- these would be great for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Valentine's Day, or any holiday!
Cracker Toffee Recipe FAQs
If your saltine toffee is too soft, it might be due to undercooking the butter/sugar mixture or not allowing it to reach the proper temperature during the boiling stage. Also, ensure the toffee reaches a firm consistency before cooling so the crackers don't get too soft.
Hardtack and saltines are both types of crackers, however, hardtack is a dense and unleavened cracker and saltines are light and flaky. I wouldn't recommend hardtack in this recipe.
On average, it takes about 3-5 minutes of boiling the butter/sugar mixture. You want it to reach around 300-310° for it to reach that hard crack consistency.
If your toffee is too soft, you can try reheating it on the stove, allowing it to reach the hard crack stage (300°). Be careful not to burn it though, and use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature!
Other easy holiday dessert recipes:
- Butterscotch Haystacks
- Christmas Chocolate Bark Candy
- Christmas Rice Krispie Treat
- Snowball Pecan Cookies
Saltine Toffee Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the crackers on the foil in a single layer and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, heat butter and sugar over medium heat.
- Allow the butter to melt, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring the mixture to a boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the butter mixture over the crackers and spread it out evenly. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from the oven.
- Let the crackers cool for 10 minutes.
- Once the crackers have cooled, melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds.
- Pour the chocolate over the crackers and use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Top with sprinkles.
- Chill the cracker mixture in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until hardened. Use a sharp knife to cut the saltine toffee into smaller pieces.