You don’t need to be an expert candy-maker to create perfect, delicious toffee. This foolproof toffee recipe comes together fast and has only 3 basic ingredients! Often referred to as ‘candy crack’, Cracker Toffee is totally addicting! It’s a really fun dessert or snack for kids and the customization options are endless!
For those of you who are familiar with Saltine/Graham/Cracker Toffee, you know what a fun, easy and ADDICTING treat this is to make. I’ve been growing up with this toffee since I was a little kid and my mom still makes it all the time. I guess you could say the version we always made was the standard; saltines, topped with chocolate and more likely than not, chopped walnuts. Me being me though, I had to shake it up...
Aside from the actual toffee part, you can totally experiment with all of the other elements.
Different chocolate, assorted toppings…heck, you can even swap out those saltines for graham crackers (btw- chocolate graham crackers are the besssst) .
My other favorite thing to do with this toffee, is to make it completely plain, crumble it up and use it to add a soft crunch to ice cream.
While this only a 15min, 3 ingredient recipe……there are some things you should know in order to achieve
perfect cracker toffee.
I always use unsalted saltine crackers and unsalted butter. I think that the salted top crackers are just way too salty and as most people say, it’s just better to have full control of the amount of salt that goes in your recipe. If you’re into the salty/sweet thing, definitely get yourself some flaky sea salt and sprinkle that on top of the melted chocolate. That way, you’ll get the exact salty bite you’re looking for.
Second, make sure you bake your toffee long enough. 15min is the right amount of time for my oven to achieve a medium-deep golden brown. Just make sure you keep an eye on the tray while it’s in the oven.
And as a side note, when you lay down the crackers on the tray in a perfectly neat rows, they will probably shift as they bake; the butter/sugar mixture bubbles up pretty aggressively. Once it’s done baking, you can take a knife or fork and gently move the crackers back in line before the toffee sets.
So like I said, you can make plain toffee and turn it into lil crunchies to top more desserts.
- I’ve made this recipe with chocolate graham crackers with chocolate (phenomenal).
- Honey grahams + butterscotch baking chips.
- Grahams + Chocolate + Rainbow Sprinkles
…and some other concepts in my idea box…
- Saltines + chocolate + chopped walnuts or pecans… + flaky sea salt
- You could do graham crackers with freeze dried strawberries or raspberries. Dang…
- Saltines + dark chocolate + flaked coconut.
You don't need to be an expert candy-maker to create sweet, caramel-y delicious toffee. This foolproof recipe is fast, easy and has only 3 basic ingredients! Often referred to as 'candy crack', this treat is totally addicting! It's a really fun dessert or snack for kids and the customization options are endless!
- 1 box of unsalted saltines or graham crackers
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- Optional: Chocolate chips
- Optional: Chopped Nuts
- Optional: Sprinkles or other fun toppings!
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet (be sure to use a half size baking sheet, approx 13 x 18 inches that has a lip/edge) with aluminum foil. Lightly grease with butter or a small amount of vegetable oil.
In a medium pot, heat up the sugar and butter on medium heat until fully melted and it comes to a boil.
Lay out your crackers on the baking sheet in tight rows, ensuring to cover the entire sheet.
Pour the boiling butter/sugar mixture over the crackers.
Carefully spread the mixture over each cracker evenly.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until medium golden brown.
The crackers will likely shift around due to the candy bubbling in the oven. Once removed from the oven, take a knife or fork to gently get the crackers back in line.
To add a chocolate topping, generously sprinkle chocolate chips over the entire top of the crackers while the toffee is hot. Allow to sit for a few minutes. Once you notice that the chips are melted, take an offset spatula and smooth the chocolate evenly over the crackers.
Once fully cooled and hardened, carefully cut (per directions below) and peel off the foil. Be sure to check no foil is stuck to the bottom of the toffee.
*To create perfect squares, take a sharp knife and cut while the toffee is still slightly warm.
*If you want a 'broken up toffee' look, allow to cool fully and snap into pieces.
*Make a crumble topping by allowing to cool completely and place in a large zip lock bag; break up using a rolling pin.
Recipe by: Owlbbaking.com