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Saltine Cracker Toffee

This saltine cracker toffee recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients in 15 minutes! A seriously addicting treat that’s super easy to make.

Saltine cracker toffee on white plate.
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Grandma’s Saltine Toffee

Toffee is one of my favorite types of candy. I love the rich, buttery caramel flavor it has. Although my homemade toffee recipe is pretty simple to make – this saltine toffee is even more simple! And super delicious. :)

My gramma is one of my biggest influences in the kitchen, so I thought I would share one of my gramma’s favorite treats. There are three things you can always find at gramma’s house. Tang, homemade caramels and saltine toffee.

This recipe is so simple to make with just 3 ingredients. It’s such a super easy and yummy recipe. It will soon be one of your favorites too!

Toffee being poured over crackers.

3 Simple Ingredients

  • Saltine crackers: The base of the toffee is made with a layer of saltine crackers. The salty flavor from the crackers tastes amazing with the sweet caramel. Make sure to line the crackers in the pan so that there isn’t any open space in between them.
  • Butter: This adds a rich flavor to the caramel mixture and helps balance out the sweetness from the brown sugar.
  • Brown sugar: Make sure to use light brown sugar and pack it tightly into your measuring cup.

How to Make Saltine Cracker Toffee

  1. Line pan with crackers. Cover a 9×13″ jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Then fully line the pan with saltine crackers.
  2. Cook caramel mixture. Cook butter in a pot over low heat until slightly melted. Then add in brown sugar and stir until butter is completely melted. Turn heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil for about 3 minutes, or until it thickens and has turned an amber caramel color. Remember to stir constantly.
  3. Pour caramel over crackers. Remove pan from heat after 3 minutes and pour the caramel over the saltines. Then spread it out evenly with a knife.
  4. Bake the toffee. Bake at 325°F in oven until lightly golden, about 7 to 8 minutes. Don’t over bake!
  5. Let cool, then break in pieces. Remove pan from oven and gently lift the foil off the pan. Let the toffee cool completely, then break into pieces.
Layered saltine cracker candy.

Toppings to Add

You can take this cracker toffee up a notch by topping it with extras like chocolate, nuts and M&M’s.

  • Chocolate (milk, dark, or white)
  • Nuts
  • M&M’s
  • Sprinkles
  • Pretzels
  • Crushed peppermint

Variations

There are plenty of ways to make this toffee your own! Swap the saltines with graham crackers to make an easy graham cracker toffee. This recipe would also work with pretzel thins or Ritz crackers too. Check out my Christmas crack post, where I show you how to make this saltine toffee recipe into 4 different versions.

How Long Will it Last?

One of my favorite things about this saltine crack is that it will keep for up to 2 weeks! Just make sure to store it in an airtight container so that it stays fresh. It makes the perfect treat to gift during the holidays!

Saltine toffee stacked on white plate.

5 star review

I’ve been making this for a few years now. I love the simplicity of the recipe, I can throw it together quickly! Every time I make this people rave about it!

– Melissa

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saltine toffee stacked on white plate

Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe

4.83 from 23 votes
Author: Jamielyn Nye
This saltine cracker toffee recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients in 15 minutes! A seriously addicting treat that's super easy to make.
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 50

Ingredients 

  • 50 saltine crackers
  • 2 sticks butter (cubed)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 9×13" jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray and then line pan with saltine crackers.
  • Place butter in a medium-sized pot over low medium/low heat. Stir until butter is slightly melted, then add sugar. Once butter is melted, bring to a boil over medium-heat for 3 minutes, or until it thickens and sugar has dissolved. Stir constantly. You want the butter and sugar to be combined and turn an amber caramel color.
  • After 3 minutes, remove pan from heat and pour evenly over the saltine crackers. Spread mixture with a knife. Place pan in oven and bake for 7-8 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Do not over bake. The mixture will spread evenly over the crackers as it bakes.
  • Remove pan from oven and then take foil off of the pan. Allow the toffee to cool and then break pieces off of foil.

Notes

You can also place 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top right when it comes out of the oven. Allow the chocolate to melt and then spread it out with a spatula, then freeze for 20 minutes. Sometimes I add slivered almonds as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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