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Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee

You can’t resist the salty + sweet goodness of Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee! This easy and addictive candy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! (It’s also called Valentine’s Day Crack.)


Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee Stacked together on a table.

Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee

There is nothing more addicting than Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee!! It’s often called Valentine’s Day Crack because it’s soooo darn addicting!

It’s got 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 [1] recipe is my inspiration. It goes crazy on Pinterest during the holiday season because everyone knows the magical powers of Christmas Crack!

Well, because we can’t wait all year for Christmas to roll around, we totally think a Valentine’s Day edition is a must! We like to do something sweet for the kids and hubby.

(We also love making Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow [2] for them!)

Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee with M&Ms on top.

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! 🙂

Valentine's Day saltine toffee candy stacked up

Let’s get to making our Easy Valentine’s Day Treat!

How to Make Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee

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Step 1

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 [4]. 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 1 sleeve of crackers.

Saltine cracker in a pan

Step 2

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 creates that yummy, buttery toffee!

Caramel sauce in a pot for use in saltine toffee.

Step 3

Immediately after it’s done boiling, spread it on the Saltines, evenly coating all the crackers.

saltine toffee with caramel sauce on the crackers

Step 4

Then, place in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5-6 minutes. Once out of the oven, spread the chocolate morsels over the top.

Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee Being Made in a pan with melted chocolate chips

When it’s slightly set sprinkle your pink, red, and white candies and other Valentine’s day treats over the top!

Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee in a pan.

Cool, then break into small of medium size pieces and enjoy!!

Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee With Dark Or Light Chocolate

Dark chocolate seems to be more popular in our house currently, 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 morsel you prefer or have on hand.

You really can’t go wrong.

Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee on a plate.

The Secrets To the Best Valentine’s Day Crack

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. 

You can't resist the salty + sweet goodness of Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee! This easy and addictive candy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

See the Video Tutorial for How to Make Saltine Toffee

Watch the video for how to make this Valentine’s Day candy!

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Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee Stacked together on a table.

Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee

You can't resist and salty + sweet goodness of Valentine's Day Saltine Toffee! This easy and addictive candy recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Erin Henry [13]


  • 4 oz saltine crackers (about 1 sleeve)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups dark chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 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!



You can use semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate in this recipe.
Use M&Ms as a topping for this recipe or whatever Valentine’s Day candy you like.
Saltine Toffee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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