Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Saltine Cracker Toffee

Saltine Cracker Toffee!

So one of my friends left me the recipe for this the other day in one of her comments and I have officially decided this "friend" has just a wee bit o' evil in her. OMG so addictive and yummy!

Yep. This pretty much goes against all of my "eat healthier" plans...

Combine sugar and butter on medium/high heat.

Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile lay out your saltine crackers in nice even lines like so :) 

If you use a pan that's not quite the right size like I did you might have to add a few more crackers and break some in half. 

Pour butter/sugar mix over crackers!

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Spread it around a bit. A rubber spatula worked nicely for this. 
Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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Then sprinkle with chocolate chips and spread those about too! 

You might have to do a little reheating in the oven if the chips don't melt easily. It was really cold in the house when I made this so I had to pop it back in the oven for a minute to get them melty enough to spread. 

Then refrigerate until hardened and break into pieces.

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Aaaannnddd the reason Miss Tonya G is a wee bit evil. Oy. So good. It's actually a lot like the pretzel bark I make. Except for the saltine part all the ingredients are the same but it's got a very different texture and is pretty hard to resist. 

So, what's your favorite "naughty" treat? Have you made Saltine Cracker Toffee before? I think it would be great around the holidays when you have a ton of people around and need something quick, easy and that'll disappear real damn fast so you don't end up eating it all on your own. 

Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe

1 sleeve saltine crackers (plus a few extras if your pan isn't the right size)
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
12 oz milk chocolate chips (you can use semisweet if you prefer)
crushed pecans or peanuts if you want

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Use a cookie sheet with sides because you will be pouring liquid into it. 
  • Spray aluminum foil with Pam. (I forgot to do this step and it still worked fine)
  • Place one sleeve of Saltines on cookie sheet. Side by side, close together.
  • Melt 2 sticks butter & 1 cup sugar on medium heat. Bring to a boil & let it boil for 3 minutes. 
  • Pour over crackers. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle 12 oz milk chocolate chips on top. Spread them with a spatula. Return to oven if the chips don't melt enough to spread. 
  • You can add crushed pecans or peanuts on top. Just put them on top of the melted chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until hard & then break it into small pieces.


  1. Wow, even I can make that. I just have to go search for crackers like that.

    1. LOL definitely! It's very easy. The crackers are very bland and just slightly salty. They're what a lot of us eat when we've got upset stomachs because they're easy on ya. Hopefully you can find something similar :)

  2. OMG! It's 2:18am and I want this now! LOL.....I'm off work tomorrow and will make this and let you know how it turns out for me.

    1. LOL isn't it awful in the middle of the night when you can't have it? I always end up wanting something at like 3am when nothing is open.

      Happy baking tomorrow!!

  3. That looks awesome!

    I do like sweet treats and will make pretty much any cookie recipe on the back of whatever box I have in the house. My bags of sugar usually have cookie recipes on them, the canister of cocoa has cookie recipes on it, the sticks of crisco shortening have cookie recipes on them...my gawd, I can't get away from the cookie recipes..It's like the cookie gods are trying to tell me something..LOL

    But...my real down fall are my mom's Tacos. You have never had tacos like these, I assure you. If you'd like my taco recipe and my homemade salsa recipe I made a blog post with both a while back... http://scarymarythehamsterlady.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-taco-recipe.html

    1. Mmmm yeah cookies are one of my weaknesses too. I'm always picking up cookbooks and flipping through them. My favorites and why I don't make them too often are brownies. I have once recipe that our family makes and could easily eat the entire batch they're so good.

      Those tacos are crazy. Nope never done that before. I don't know that they would really work with the fake meat I use though because it doesn't stick well to itself. I'm gonna make your salsa though! Yum!

      Thanks for sharing Mary!

    2. lol Yeah, I get that reaction a lot. Hope you like the salsa. :)

    3. LOL I bet! If I can get the fake meat to stick (maybe with an egg?) I'll give this a try one day :)

  4. YAY! I'm so glad you liked my recipe! I make it to share at Christmas. It's a family favorite. I don't think they would let me in the door if I didn't have the saltine cracker toffee & my roasted candied pecans (talk about evil...those are sinfully delicious). I don't eat a lot of cookies & cakes but I love candy type sweets, brownies & fudge. I also make a good Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bread Pudding with sugar glaze that is too die for! I'm the designated dessert maker of the family so I'm always looking for & trying new recipes.

    1. I did! It was so easy too. I'll be making it and my pretzel bark at the holidays I'm sure :)

      Thanks again for passing this one on!

  5. Ohhhhh......they look so good, and fairly easy to make! I can see myself at 2:00AM creeping out for a " tiny taste".

    Saltines have less calories right? We just won't count the sugar and butter....oh and chocolate..... :)
    Thanks for the recipe Anna and Tonya!
    I'm afraid my naughty treat anytime anyplace is ice cream! Frozen yogurt included, Even more so,Gelato, but Italy is the only place for that!

    1. LOL yep Pat every time I go downstairs and see the container. OOoo just a tiny little bit?

      Chocolate is good for your mental health. Butter? Dairy, right? Um. Sugar. Yeah. I got nothing for that one.

      Mmmmm gelato. Yeah Italy is definitely the place for that! I'm not big on ice cream really other than coffee and that horrid heath bar coffee crunch ice cream Tonya Burrows so kindly introduced me to. That stuff is gonna be the death of me. LOL But damn it's gonna taste good!

    2. Well, sugar is made from sugar beets or sugar cane, so you can tell yourself, it is a vegetable.

  6. Those look so good but I refuse to make them because I'll probably eat the entire batch myself!

    1. Yep that is the problem here!! I can't stop nibbling on them. This will be one of those only during the holidays when there's lots of company recipes.

  7. Must must be something about the name Tonya... we're all deliciously evil, out to ruin as many diets as we can! :D

    1. LOL it seriously must be the name. Yall have been killing me! It's been delicious but damn! ;)

  8. Yum....And I have everything in the house! :) Uh-oh, someone, please lock me out of my kitchen! Otherwise I may make these tonight...and promptly eat them all. By myself. Instead of dinner.... ;)


  9. That looks good and easy to. Thanks.
    Sue B


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