Saltine Toffee

by Melissa on December 28, 2008

This is another treat that I made to giveaway this Christmas season. I made this last year as well, but I don’t think I cooked the toffee mixture enough since it was kind of gooey. Not wanting to make that mistake again, I think I overcooked it a bit this year. The toffee was almost a bit powdery and the chocolate layer kept separating. It tasted delicious though, so that’s all that counts right?


Saltine Toffee

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • saltines – enough to line your baking sheet
  • 1-2 cups semi chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I did not use)

Preheat oven to 400. Line your baking sheet with foil. Neatly place your saltines on the foil lined baking sheet.

In a sauce pan, melt butter and add brown sugar. Allow butter & sugar to caramelize and boil for 2-3 minutes. Pour mixture over the saltines.

Bake saltines in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the saltines. Allow it to rest for 2 minutes – enough for chocolate chips to melt. Using a rubber spatula or spreader, spread the melted chocolate over the saltines to evenly coat. Sprinkle the top with chopped nuts.

Refrigerate to harden the chocolate. Break into random pieces and enjoy!

Source: Seen on Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, originally from

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate December 29, 2008 at 12:49 am

I have heard about these soooo many times. I really need to try them.


joelen December 29, 2008 at 10:32 am

I love making this with leftover saltines… and it’s so addictive! :)


snooky doodle December 29, 2008 at 1:20 pm

these look delicious. i would eat them all :)


Priscilla December 30, 2008 at 11:02 am

Mm, looks really good. Sounds interesting with the saltines. happy new year Melissa!


Martwork December 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

I make this every Passover with matzoh instead of saltines–it’s a HUGE hit!


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