You can't resist the salty + sweet goodness of Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee! This easy Valentine treat recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day! (It's also called Valentine's Day Crack.)
There is nothing more addicting than Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee!! We call it Valentine Crack because it's so addicting!
This cracker toffee has that magical salty + sweet thing going on, and we could eat a whole batch by ourselves! We'd have to wrestle our family for it, but we could definitely do it!
This irresistible Saltine Toffee recipe is our inspiration. It goes crazy on Pinterest during the holiday season because everyone knows the magical powers of Christmas Crack!
Yes, we know it sounds a little strange to put Saltine Crackers in candy, but this recipe is proof that it's totally a thing!
Oh, the layers of goodness! 🙂
Let's get to making our Easy Valentine's Day Treat!
You'll need some pantry staples to make your cracker candy.
- SALTINE CRACKERS - these simple salty crackers form the base of your toffee. They complement the other sweet ingredients perfectly.
- BUTTER - Because this recipe is made of mostly butter, using high-quality butter yields the perfect flavor. We generally use salted butter, but unsalted would be okay in the recipe as well.
- BROWN SUGAR - The brown sugar gives the recipe its nice caramel flavor. We like to use dark brown sugar, but you'll get a similar flavor using light brown sugar.
- CHOCOLATE MORSELS - chocolate forms a nice sweet layer over the toffee and crackers. Semi-sweet morsels, milk chocolate, dark chocolate morsels, or even white chocolate are good for this Valentine's Day Treat recipe.
And, of course, you need some festive pink sprinkles or Valentine's Day candy to top it off!
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This Valentine's Day Candy Recipe is so simple.
In the first step, create one layer of saltine crackers on your pan lined with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Push the crackers tightly together, so your caramel has a good base to go on.
Tip: If using parchment, make sure your paper extends past your crackers.
Depending on the size of your pan, you'll use about one sleeve of crackers.
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.)
This mixture creates that yummy buttery toffee!
Immediately after it's done boiling, spread your toffee on the Saltines, evenly coating all the crackers.
Then, place in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven for 5-6 minutes. Once out of the oven, spread the chocolate morsels over the top.
When the candy is slightly set, sprinkle your pink, red, and white candies and other Valentine's day treats over the top!
Cool, then break into small or medium size pieces and enjoy!!
Reader Tip: Add a few crushed pretzels while adding the candy for a little salty flavor.
Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee With Dark Or Light Chocolate
Currently, dark chocolate seems to be the most popular in our house, so that's one way to make this recipe. Semi-sweet or milk chocolate also works. Or how about white chocolate?!
So, use whatever chocolate morsels you prefer or have on hand.
You really can't go wrong.
The Secrets To the Best Valentine's Day Crack
- All kinds of Valentine's Day candy will work to top this recipe. Milk chocolate M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, pink or white sprinkles, or heart-shaped sprinkles are good choices.
- This Valentine treat is a bit sticky; use parchment paper or your Silpat to assemble it. (Our Silpat mat is our go-to baking and delicious treat making kitchen item!! You need one of these so your recipes and cookies turn out amazing!)
- If using parchment and preventing any mishaps, makes your parchment paper a little bigger than your assembled crackers. Also, make sure your crackers are spaced tightly together.
- Make sure the butter and sugar are truly boiling before you start timing for 3 minutes.
- You need only one layer of crackers in this recipe.
- If you’re at a higher elevation, you may need to cook your caramel a little longer.
How To Store Saltine Toffee
The downside The upside to Saltine Toffee is that it doesn't keep long, so it is best to eat it within a week or so.
Can You Freeze Saltine Toffee
It would be great if you could, but we don't recommend freezing Saltine Toffee since the crackers tend to get soggy when it's thawed out.
See the Video Tutorial for How to Make Saltine Toffee
Watch the video for how to make this Homemade Valentine's Day candy!
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Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee Recipe
- Baking pan
- Silpat baking mat or parchment paper
- 4 oz saltine crackers (about 1 sleeve)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
- ¾ cup pink (red and white M&Ms)
- 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 over medium-high heat. 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 Valentine’s Day candies. Refrigerate toffee for 2 hours. Once set, break into pieces. Enjoy!