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Saltine Cracker Toffee recipe in candy papers on a red, green and gold holiday serving plate.

Saltine Cracker Toffee

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Saltine Cracker Toffee or Christmas Crack recipe
Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe is made by pouring an easy (2 ingredient) homemade toffee over saltine crackers and topped with chocolate. This sweet and salty Christmas candy is so good it is hard to stop with just one piece. It takes only 18 minutes to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Cool 30 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Servings
Calories 85 kcal


  • 24 whole Saltine Crackers
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • ½ to 1 cup chopped pecans optional (see helpful tips)
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  • Preheat oven to 325 F. degrees.
  • Prepare the baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the lined baking pan, salt side up. Set aside.
  • Place 2 sticks of butter and 1 packed cup of light brown sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • On low melt, the butter, occasionally stirring. Once the butter has melted completely increase the heat to medium.
  • Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, occasionally stirring. Once the mixture is boiling continue to stir for 3 minutes or until the mixture has turned a rich caramel color or has reached 285 F. degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Once done pour over the crackers on the baking pan. Use a spatula to spread the toffee over all of the crackers.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake to 7 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.
  • After 4 to 5 minutes use a clean spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips over the toffee.
  • If using nuts sprinkle the nuts over the soft chocolate. Gently push down on the nuts so they sink into the chocolate.
  • Place the tray in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes to harden.
  • Once the chocolate has hardened run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan. Use the tip of the knife to lift a corner of the parchment paper and remove from the pan.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut into bite size pieces.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • Makes 35 to 40 bitesize pieces.



Expert Recipe Tips
  • Parchment Paper: Parchment paper is your friend. It will become your best friend once you start using it regularly.
  • Making the toffee: Boiling could take 3 to 5 minutes depending on your stove top. Watch for a noticeable change in color.
  • Nuts: Nuts are optional. I used nuts on half of my tray. I used less than ½ a cup of chopped Georgia Pecans.
  • More Nuts: You will need about 1 cup of chopped nuts if you want to cover the entire tray.
  • Cutting the toffee: The number of pieces this recipe makes will depend on how large you cut them.
How To Package Candy For Gifts
  • You can buy clear cellophane bags and tie them up with colorful ribbons.
  • Or you can buy cellophane bags with holiday decorations on them.
  • You'll also find holiday themed candy and cookie boxes that can be filled with this sweet toffee candy recipe.


Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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