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Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham cracker toffee is a popular holiday treat that is crunchy, crispy, sweet, and chocolatey. It is so easy to make and completely addicting!

Graham cracker toffee on a baking sheet.
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5-Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham cracker toffee is a yummy variation of my favorite saltine cracker toffee (also known as Christmas crack). It’s like an easier version of homemade toffee that tastes just as delicious! Who doesn’t love a shortcut around one of the busiest times of the year?!

They’re one of the best holiday desserts to make because they come together so quickly on one tray with just 5 ingredients in 30 minutes! A single layer of graham cracker sheets, followed by melted toffee, and finished with a layer of chocolate on top!

Recipe Ingredients

Only five ingredients are all it takes to make these delicious graham cracker toffee treats! When you need a quick treat to make, these are just what you need! It is quick and easy to make full of sweet and savory flavors layered together!

Graham cracker toffee ingredients on the counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Butter: Since there is no salt added to the ingredients, salted butter will work to balance out the sugars.
  • Brown sugar: For a sweeter taste I used light brown sugar. If you like a richer flavoring use dark brown sugar.
  • Graham crackers: You will want to keep them in the full sheet and not break them up until they are baked together.
  • Chocolate chips: Choose your favorite type of chocolate chips and melt them on top as one of the layers. I used semi-sweet but any will do!
  • Almonds: Slivered almonds or chopped pecans work great!

How to Make Homemade Graham Cracker Toffee

These graham cracker toffee treats are so delicious you will be making another batch just for you to have a bite! Every bite is a little different and better than before. They are so good and addicting!

Showing how to make graham cracker toffee in a 4 step collage.
  • Prepare pan. Line a large jelly roll pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and then line the pan with graham crackers.
  • Boil. Place the butter and sugar in a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Then let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Spread over top. Once it’s nice and bubbly and changed to more of a caramel color, remove the pan from heat and pour evenly over the crackers. Spread the mixture with a knife, however, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to move fast during this part so the toffee doesn’t harden. Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Bake and add toppings. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool slightly. Place chocolate chips immediately on top and allow to sit for a few minutes until softened. Then use a spatula to spread.

Toppings to Add to Graham Cracker Toffee Crack

There are so many variations for this easy grapham cracker toffee. Make it sweet, salty, or nutty! All these combinations are a great variety of the ways you can enjoy this toffee crack.

  • Sweet: Toffee bits, health bar, M&M candies, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, or candied nuts.
  • Salty: Pretzels, coarse salt, or salted nuts.
  • Nutty: Toasted pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds are great.

Tip: For a different flavor profile so popular around the holidays, try my peppermint graham cracker toffee. It makes a great gift too!

Graham cracker toffee on a plate.

Tips for Success

Here are some helpful tips to make your toffee easier and even better! You will how how much these tips can create the best graham cracker toffee for you. Follow these guidlines to know extactly what you can do to make this treat perfect every time!

  • Cookies, not crumbs. Don’t substitute graham cracker crumbs for the crackers. You want big pieces of cracked cookies!
  • Pan size. This recipe calls for a jelly roll pan or large baking sheet, but to make half the recipe, you can use a half-sheet pan.
  • Line the baking sheet. Use foil and make sure to spray with a nonstick spray for easier cleanup.
  • Using an offset spatula. It makes spreading an even layer of melted toffee and chocolate easier.
  • Additional toppings. If you want to add anything to the chocolate layer, make sure to add them while the melted chocolate is still warm.
Graham cracker toffee on a white plate.

Storing Suggestions

Once set, cooled, and cracked, store them in an airtight freezer-friendly container and keep them frozen for up to 3 months. They’re amazing to eat straight out of the freezer!

These Make Wonderful Gifts!

They travel well, so giving them to friends, family, and neighbors is a great idea. Just wrap it in cellophane wrap and tie it with a ribbon. It’s as easy as that! FYI, Santa also appreciates them with his glass of milk.

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Graham Cracker Toffee

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Graham cracker toffee is a popular holiday treat that is crunchy, crispy, sweet, and chocolatey. It is so easy to make and completely addicting!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 15 graham crackers , full sheets
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped almonds , or pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large (11×15") jelly roll pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray and then line the pan with graham crackers.
  • Place the butter and sugar in a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Then let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Once it’s nice and bubbly and changed to more of a caramel color, remove the pan from heat and pour evenly over the crackers. Spread the mixture with a knife, however, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to move fast during this part so the toffee doesn’t harden. Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and allow to cool slightly. Place chocolate chips immediately on top and allow to sit for a few minutes until softened. Then use a spatula to spread.
  • Sprinkle crushed nuts on top if desired. Then place in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool. Once the chocolate has hardened, break pieces off the foil and place them in a container.

Notes

Optional toppings: You can leave this toffee plain or add any type of chopped nuts. You could also add chopped heath bar, sprinkles or mini M&M’s. Make sure to add when the chocolate is still warm. 
Freezer Instructions: Once broken, store in a sealed container and freeze for up to 3 months. I actually prefer them straight from the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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