The buttery goodness of Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) is irresistible. This Christmas Cracker toffee treat recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Try it and see how fast it disappears – it’s kinda addictive!
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Simply Irresistible Saltine Toffee Recipe
Toffee. One of our all-time favorite indulgences. The buttery goodness and crunch are simply melt-in-your-mouth irresistible. This Traditional Homemade Almond Roca used to be our go-to candy recipe, but we think we found a new one! This Saltine Toffee is out of this world.
We totally see why it’s often called Christmas Crack. It’s highly addictive!
What is Christmas Crack?
Christmas Crack is a holiday tradition that takes ordinary Saltine Crackers and transforms them into something amazing. It’s part brittle, part English Toffee, and incredibly delicious!
The hubby is the king of Traditional Toffee or Almond Roca. It’s highly sought after. He makes it every holiday for his family and co-workers. (He shared his top-secret recipe, so you might want to check it out!)
This Saltine Toffee has a slight advance over Almond Roca. It’s a little quicker to make than the traditional version, but the taste is just phenomenal!
There’s just something about the savory, crunchiness of the cracker that just works – and makes it so addicting!
How To Make Saltine Toffee Candy
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Saltine Toffee (Christmas Crack). We recently added a video (see below), so you can see exactly how we make this amazing treat!
Step 1 – Layer Saltines
This recipe is so simple. The first step, create one layer of saltine crackers on your pan lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
If using parchment, make sure your parchment paper extends past your crackers.
TIP: Don’t forget to preheat your oven so it’s ready for when the crackers need to be put in!
Step 2 – Make Toffee
Next, combine the sugar and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. (a teeny bit longer if at higher elevations.) Watch the mixture, it cooks quickly!
This creates that yummy, buttery toffee!
Step 3 – Place Toffee On Crackers
Immediately after it’s done boiling, spread the hot toffee on the saltines, evenly coating all the crackers.
Step 4 – Bake
Then, place in a 400-degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Once out of the oven, spread the dark chocolate or semi-sweet morsels on the top. They will melt from the heat from the oven.
When it’s slightly set sprinkle the nuts over the top!
Cool quickly in the fridge or leave on the counter to cool slowly. Then, break or cut into pieces and enjoy!!
Tip: For the holidays, you can also top with festive sprinkles.
Saltine Toffee: The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion
Christmas or holiday. You bet.
Teacher appreciation. Definitely.
Girls night. Yes, please.
Thank you. Absolutely.
Going away party. Oh, yeah.
Bad day pick me up. Most definitely.
Cookie exchange. No question. YESSSSS!
A special treat for the hubby. Totally works.
Here are some ideas to package up your Saltine Toffee as a gift for your teachers!
This stuff is so good, my son says to pay him for his chores in Toffee rather than money! Wow, it’s worth that much! His favorite is Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee.
Saltine Toffee With Dark Or Light Chocolate
Dark chocolate seems to be more popular in our house currently, so that’s how this recipe is made. Semi-sweet chocolate also works. So use what you prefer or have on hand.
You really can’t go wrong.
The Secrets To The Best Christmas Crack
- Going the extra step of roasting the pecans is a nice touch and adds a richer flavor. This step doesn’t have to be done if you’re in a hurry or just want to get eating as soon as possible.
- Walnuts are another option for a topping.
- Semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels are good for this Saltine Toffee recipe.
- This stuff is so sticky, use parchment paper or your Silpat to assemble. (Our Silpat mat is our go-to baking and treat making kitchen item!! You need one of these so your recipes and cookies turn out amazing!)
- If using parchment, and to prevent any mishaps, make your parchment paper a little bigger than your assembled crackers. Also, make sure your crackers are tight together.
- Make sure the butter and sugar are truly boiling before you start timing for 3 minutes.
- If you’re at a higher elevation, you may need to cook your caramel a little longer.
The down sideThe upside to Saltine Toffee is that it doesn’t keep long, so it is best eaten within a week or so. It can be frozen for 2-3 months.
- Because this recipe is made of mostly butter, using a high-quality butter yields the perfect flavor.
Can You Freeze Saltine Toffee?
For those of us who like to have a little sweet treat at our convenience, you can freeze this Saltine Toffee. It may cause the crackers to turn a little soft, but the flavor is still good. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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This recipe was updated with additional instructions, tips, and video 10/25/19.
Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack)
- 4 oz saltine crackers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat. Place Saltine crackers on the pan and make sure they are touching and the parchment extends past the crackers.
- Combine sugar and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes. Pour immediately over saltines making sure all the crackers are completely covered.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate morsels over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with roasted chopped nuts. Refrigerate toffee for 2 hours. Once set, break into pieces. Enjoy!
There’s no need to put it off. You have to find an excuse to make this Saltine Toffee! (see list above)
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