Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee is an easy holiday treat made with saltine crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate, and nuts! It comes together in less than 15 minutes and is the perfect addition to a Christmas cookie tray.

Saltine Toffee

While I thoroughly enjoy making new recipes for the holidays to share on the blog, there's nothing like making my tried and true classics. The ones I make every year, that remind me of home. This Saltine Toffee is one of those recipes that it just doesn't feel like Christmas without.

Ingredients in Saltine Toffee

Saltine Crackers


Brown Sugar

Chocolate Chips

Walnuts or Pecans

Saltine Toffee

How to Make Saltine Toffee

Line a large baking sheet with the saltine crackers. You can line them up neatly or just lay them all out on the baking sheet. I always line mine with foil first to make cleanup easier.

Next, melt the butter and brown sugar in a small pan over medium heat. Whisk well to combine and then boil for about 3 minutes. Pour the mixture over the saltine crackers and then bake.

Once baked, sprinkle the top with chocolate chips, wait a few minutes until they melt, and then spread it out. Finally, top with some chopped nuts. I like to use walnuts or pecans but almonds are a great choice, too!

Saltine Toffee
If you're looking for a quick and last minute treat to bring to a holiday party or gathering, this is your recipe.  It takes a matter of 15 minutes to prepare from start to end, then finishes up chilling in the fridge for a couple of hours.  And let's be honest, you need those extra hours to finish up some last minute shopping done.  The end result is a sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy, and insanely delicious holiday treat.  

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Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee

Saltine Toffee is an easy treat made with saltines, butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and nuts!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 186kcal


  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, then place saltines in single layer on foil.
  • Melt butter and sugar in medium pot over medium heat.  Boil for 3 minutes.  Pour over saltines. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.  Immediately out of oven, evenly sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Let sit for 5 minutes, then spread to smooth with a knife.  Sprinkle with nuts.  
  • Let chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  Remove from fridge and cut or break into pieces. 
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Enjoy your family time! Thanks for this crowd-pleaser recipe. If I was throwing a Christmas party, I would definitely serve these up.

  2. Wow what a fun recipe using saltines!! The hardest thing for me will be waiting 2 hours for it to chill haha. Happy holidays!

  3. Glad you are back home. This toffee is one of my favorites...Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  4. My roommate in college used to make this! It's so easy and so delicious! No one ever believes its just saltines 🙂 Happy to hear you're spending the holidays at home- I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  5. i love toffee... more than the average girl!

    this looks delicious- did you have a hard time making sure it didnt crumble?

  6. Claire - I set them out for about 15 minutes after they were in the fridge so they wouldn't crumble as much. Even if they do crumble, they are just as delicious and just look a little more "rustic" 🙂