Saltine Toffee

by jerseygirl on December 21, 2008 · 45 comments

I am almost ready for Christmas. One more Target stop and I am DONE SHOPPING! Yahoo! I refuse to step in a store the day of Christmas Eve and prefer to be in my house baking up treats. I did get a head start on some treats today.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Saltine Toffee. It is easy to make and I bag it up and give it out to many of our friends. People just love it. Not including cooling time, I can whip up a batch in under 20 minutes. Below is the recipe for the base but feel free to decorate it with nuts, sprinkles, or swirled chocolate. I made some with multi colored sprinkles and some with almonds, drizzled with white chocolate. I also carry around the recipe on cards because after friends eat it, they always ask for the recipe.

Saltine Toffee
40 saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips

Line jelly roll pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Lay crackers out flat on foil. Melt sugar and butter and bring to boil until foamy (about 3 to 5 minutes). Pour over crackers and spread to coat. Bake 5 minutes in 400ΒΊ oven or until bubbly. Remove from oven. While hot, sprinkle with chocolate chips, let soften and melt, then spread. Sprinkle with whatever toppings you like. Let the chocolate harden then break into pieces. Keep stored in the refrigerator.

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ConversationsWithACupcake December 21, 2008 at 1:49 am

I LOVE saltine toffee! Though, I’ve never thought to top it with sprinkles. And, aren’t they festive?! Such a brilliant cook you are, Lisa! Such a brilliant cook.

Merry cooking!

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Aggie December 21, 2008 at 2:21 am

Oh Lisa, this looks and sounds great!! I love the sweet/salty combo…and easy too!!

I’m so over shopping! I think I’m done, I have maybe one more gift card to buy…I have 2 men in my family that are extremely hard to shop for!

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Tanya December 21, 2008 at 9:08 am

I’ve never heard of using saltines. It looks so easy and definitely yummy!

Merry Christmas!!

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Cristine December 21, 2008 at 9:32 am

So cute!!! I’ve heard this called crack because it’s so addicting! Yours looks great!

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Debbie December 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

Looks delicious! I am just about done with my shopping too…thank goodness!

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Veronica December 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

I love saltine toffee! Sometimes I’ll use matzoh. This year my daughter and I made it using white chips and topped it with brickle-it came out really yummy! I feel like my shopping is never done…but I think I might be!

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kat December 21, 2008 at 11:04 am

This is the second time of seen these & they sound so good. Think they'll have to go on my list for next year

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Stacey Snacks December 21, 2008 at 11:16 am

That sounds like my kind of treat.
Salty and sweet!

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Culinarywannabe December 21, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I can be easily bought with any combination of salty and sweet. πŸ™‚ And I love how easy it seems!

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Emily December 21, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I’m making my grocery list as I type (and browse blogs!) so I can make all these yummy goodies! Yours is definitely one I will be making later today!!

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Mary December 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm

What a great and fast treat. These look amazing and I love the salty-sweet combo.

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Priscilla December 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm

This looks so good. I am just about done with my shopping too, just my Dad and 2 of my cousins left.

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Barbara December 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Lisa, what an easy treat! I’ve never had this and it is so fast to make I think I’ll have time to fit it into my schedule.
Thanks for another great recipe.

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Tracy December 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Oh, I love this stuff … and haven’t made it yet this year. Now I think I’m going to have to!

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Jeena December 21, 2008 at 5:05 pm

I can just taste them now they look fabulous!

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Katrina December 21, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I just made and posted this the other day, too! I hadn’t seen it before this year. So easy and YUMMY! I’m about to assemble goodies to give away.

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culinarycory.com December 21, 2008 at 9:34 pm

I make these every year for the holidays. They are so easy and there are never leftovers.

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Proud Italian Cook December 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Love this idea Lisa, thanks for the recipe! Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Bunny December 21, 2008 at 10:35 pm

I would love this, I love salty sweet treats!

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Andrea December 22, 2008 at 12:22 am

I’ve heard of saltine toffee before, but I’ve never had it. I would guess that I’d love it, though, because I love the salty/sweet combo. Lucky friends!

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Annie December 22, 2008 at 12:32 am

I have had this before and it is really good! I couldn’t believe that it was made with saltines!!!
It makes a great gift. Pretty packages, by the way.
I wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday!

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Cynthia December 22, 2008 at 12:40 am

I have a couple stops tomorrow and I am done!

You are so organised!

Merry Christmas!

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Sara December 22, 2008 at 2:06 am

This sounds really interesting, I’ve never tried anything like it before. I’m sure the salty/sweet combination is delicious.

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Amber December 22, 2008 at 2:13 am

I love toffee but have never had it with saltines. But then I had never had strawberry pretzel jello either and I love that stuff. Salty and sweet always seems to work. You are a good friend giving these away. I only do that to 2 neighbors and a plate for work if I get the time. We are to busy at the grocery store. I even work 10-7 Christmas Eve. Everyone, be nice to your grocery checkers, okay?
Have a very blessed Christmas Lisa.

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Pam December 22, 2008 at 2:23 am

Such a clever idea…I just recently heard of this tasty treat. Great recipe Lisa.

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Leslie December 22, 2008 at 9:32 am

ohhh..I will take some of this!!

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chefdruck December 22, 2008 at 10:05 am

These look awesome (and easy) thanks for the great idea!

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Allie December 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Love the sweet and salty combo and it looks so quick and easy!

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Dawn December 22, 2008 at 12:12 pm

I love making this every year…but I do a different twist. I’ll have to share that.
I am all done, but one more gift. I think Aggie said it best: I’m so over shopping!

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mikky December 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm

what a perfect treat… happy holidays!!! πŸ™‚

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Mandy December 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

You can do a batch in under 20 minutes! I LOVE THAT!

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black eyed susans kitchen December 22, 2008 at 4:11 pm

lisa, I have never heard of this recipe before, but we will be trying it out! We needed one more cookie style item to add to our cookie trays and this sounds just right.
β™₯, Susan

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The Blonde Duck December 22, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I’ve never had saltine toffee, but it looks tasty!

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Peter M December 22, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I had something like this while in MYC – loved it.

I’m emailing you my address for the “care package”. πŸ˜‰

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Clumbsy Cookie December 22, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Everyone is making this lately, I’m really gonna have to make it, lol! Happy holidays Lisa!

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Prudy December 23, 2008 at 8:54 am

Yummy! What a fun give away treat. I gotta get back in the kitchen! Merry Christmas!

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Erica December 23, 2008 at 9:43 am

mmmmmmmm- I love this kind of toffee! I have made it last Christmas! Glad you have all of your shopping pretty much done- how exciting! Merry Christmas (early πŸ˜‰

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Maria December 23, 2008 at 10:57 am

I have been seeing this toffee around, I will have to try it. I love toffee! Happy Holidays Lisa!

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giz December 23, 2008 at 11:11 am

Yup, I know this – I make it with matzoh but I understand the salt in the saltines makes it extra special.

Happy holidays to you and your family.

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HoneyB December 23, 2008 at 10:11 pm

I have never made this – I am going to have to try it!

Happy Holidays!

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Jan December 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm

That looks yummy, Lisa, and so easy to make.

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Proud Italian Cook December 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Thanks to you Lisa, I made a batch of these! Yumm! and very addicting!

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That Girl December 29, 2008 at 2:51 am

I feel like everyone in the world makes this but me.

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Lisa magicsprinkles February 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Made these and gave you credit on my blog. Thanks so much for introducing me to these lovelies!

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Bill Medifast November 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I have been looking for a good saltine toffee recipe all morning for Christmas and looks like you are going to be the winner. I thankfully looked back into your archives and found this!

Christmas is coming up fast again… can't wait to see this years recipes.

Bill M.

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