Toffee Crumbles are a quick, easy and delicious topping for ice cream, cakes and more! Made in 15 minutes with only 3 ingredients, this toffee recipe adds a buttery, soft crunch to all your favorite desserts.
With summer upon us, I love working on fun recipes that are fast, easy and great for summer parties! Whenever I think of the perfect summer desserts, I think of low key, casual sweets that are simple and not fancy.
Ice cream certainly fits the bill. I’m sure most would agree that ice cream is probably the best dessert of summer (well, maybe aside from s’mores depending on who you ask). But, what I love most, are sundae bars. If you’re hosting a summer party, how easy is it to throw down a few gallons of ice cream, fun toppings and let everyone enjoy exactly what they want?
But, as a host, it’s still nice to put out something homemade, juuust to show off a little pizzazz. I have the perfect solution.
Toffee Crumbles are an absolute must for your next ice cream bar
Toffee Crumbles are the perfect ice cream topping. They are ridiculously easy to make, use only 3 ingredients and come together fast (about 15 minutes!).
These sweet, buttery little bits are made from my Cracker Toffee recipe.
TL; DR: Basically, you start with crackers; either unsalted saltines or my favorite, graham crackers. Then, you add a sugar/butter mixture and bake until the crackers are totally caramelized. At this point, you’d normally add chocolate or other toppings, but to make crumbles, I just leave it plain.
Once the toffee is cooled, break it up into pieces and further crush it by using a rolling pin or a few pulses in a food processor.
Sprinkle on top of ice cream.
Then, sprinkle a little more.
- 1 box of unsalted saltines or graham crackers
- 2 sticks of butter (I'd go with unsalted)
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- 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.
- Lay out your crackers on the baking sheet in tight rows, ensuring to cover the entire sheet.
- 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.
- Pour the boiling butter/sugar mixture over the crackers. Carefully spread the mixture over each cracker evenly.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crackers are a 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. The toffee will begin to harden up, so be sure to do this quickly!
- Allow to fully cool.
- Once fully cooled and hardened, break toffee into pieces. Place in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, or pulse a couple of times in a food processor.