If you have never tried saltine toffee before (also known as Christmas Crack, similar to Easter Crack), I have to warn you that this candy recipe can be very addictive, just like the ever-famous Peanut Brittle! I don’t think it’s possible to stop at just one piece. Bring this homemade toffee to your holiday gatherings and everyone will be begging for the recipe. You can also package it up in pretty containers for a delicious homemade Christmas gift!
Saltine toffee has been around a long time but has really taken the Internet by storm in the last couple of years. I had never tried it before, but I was so pleasantly surprised at just how good it really is!
Saltine cracker toffee hits the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with a deep, rich flavor and crunchy-yet-a-little-chewy texture. It might sound like a strange combination, but trust me! This is definitely one of those recipes that is much greater than the sum of its humble parts.
Making Saltine Toffee
Making homemade toffee from Saltine crackers is really, really easy. On one hand, that’s a good thing, because who doesn’t love an easy recipe? But on the other hand, being able to whip up something this delicious with so little effort could be dangerous! (Diets don’t count during the holidays, right?)
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Ingredients needed to make saltine toffee
- 40 saltine crackers
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
YOU CAN PRINT OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
As usual, you can find the full recipe in a printable format at the bottom of this post. Do you have a favorite homemade candy recipe? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Can’t get enough toffee? Try some pumpkin toffee cookies with salted caramel glaze, or maybe some peanutty pumpkin spice toffee bars!
- If pumpkin isn’t your thing, you can also make a batch of chocolate toffee almond shortbread bars.
- For a classic holiday treat, make my peanut brittle recipe.
- My easy pumpkin pie fudge is sure to be a hit at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner!
- Are you crazy for candy? You definitely need to try these easy homemade candy bars.
This post was originally published on November 20, 2015