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Crack(er) 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 ((I'd go with unsalted))
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • Optional: Chocolate chips
  • Optional: Chopped Nuts
  • Optional: Sprinkles or other fun toppings!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (be sure to use a half size baking sheet, approx 13 x 18 inches that has a lip/edge). Lightly grease with butter or a small amount of vegetable oil. 
  3. Lay out your crackers on the baking sheet in tight rows, ensuring to cover the entire sheet. 
  4. In a medium pot, heat up the sugar and butter on medium heat until fully melted and it comes to a boil. Once you see the mixture boiling, remove from the heat.
  5. Pour the boiling butter/sugar mixture over the crackers. Carefully spread the mixture over each cracker evenly. 
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crackers are a medium golden brown. 
  7. 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. The toffee will begin to harden up, so be sure to do this quickly!
  8. To add a chocolate topping, generously sprinkle chocolate chips over the entire top of the crackers while the toffee is hot. Allow the chips 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. 
  9. 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.
  10. *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. 


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