Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saltine Toffee

So, here we go - butter and sugar, unite!  This toffee, made with a layer of saltine crackers, is sometimes known as "crack" (a play on "cracker," and also because it's like an addictive drug) and now I know why.  Get it away from me! 

One of my best friends, Lindsay, had a little get together for Christmas so I decided she'd be a good guinea pig for me to test out this recipe.  Word is it was a big hit towards the end of the party - little did they know that when I got home I was eating the remnants right out of my fridge too :-) 

This is really simple to make - I googled a bunch of recipes but ended up just taking my own stab at it once I figured out the foundation.  So here goes - don't say I didn't warn you!

Here's what you need to start with:

First, you line a glass baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Spray it with cooking spray.  Then, line it with saltine crackers (a little less than a sleeve).

Next, boil 2 sticks of butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5-6 minutes, until the mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved.  

Pour the butter and sugar over the saltines and spread evenly.  Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes (until slightly bubbly).  

This is a good stopping point to let your dog lick your fingers, because there's no chocolate on them yet and he's doing his best sit for you just waiting to be rewarded.

Pour 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips over the crackers/caramel, and bake for 2 more minutes.  Remove from oven and spread melted chocolate chips with a spatula.  Meanwhile, melt 1 cup white chocolate chips and drizzle over the top.

Top with red and green sprinkles because it's Christmas, and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.   Remove from refrigerator and cut into chunks.  Bring to a favorite friend or keep in your fridge for up to a week to enjoy, if it lasts that long.

Saltine Toffee

24 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking dish with aluminum foil, and spray it with cooking spray.  Line the bottom with saltine crackers.  

Bring the butter and sugar to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until the mixture thickens and the sugar is completely dissolved.   Pour over saltines and spread evenly with a spatula.  Bake for 7 - 8 minutes, until it begins to bubble.  Remove from oven.

Pour 2 cups chocolate chips over the dish and put back in the oven for 2 minutes.  Remove and spread the melted chocolate chips evenly with a spatula.  

Heat 1 cup white chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds, stopping to stir a few times.  Drizzle over the chocolate.  Add sprinkles.  Cool in refrigerator for about 2 - 3 hours, then cut into small pieces.  Keep in refrigerator for up to a week.


  1. Your puppy has gotten so big!

  2. O.M.G. this is the best toffee ever!