Chocolate Toffee Saltines Print Recipe Print Recipe

{Photographed by With Style and Grace}

If you didn’t like saltines before, I can guarantee you’ll like them now. Yes, believe it or not those are saltiness, the same cracker we ate with soup when we were sick as kids. Bad association, scratch that. The same cracker we {still} eat with soup. Moving on. This my friend, is another favorite holiday recipe passed from my Grandma, made every Christmas since I can remember. I’m pretty sure this is ranked #1 in our family book. At least if we had a family book, it would be #1. They’re amazing, end of story. Remember the Orange Chocolate Chipper recipe I shared with you last week? That was hers too and they’re also amazing. She’s my hero.

Time for batch number two. Damn, I love holiday baking.

As you can see I decided to take advantage of the natural light in my parent’s kitchen and document my baking process. Enjoy…

this is the first and last image of it being anything healthy

ummm… butter and sugar, you smell divine.

the magic of butter and sugar melted together makes everything taste like candy. oh whatever, you know what I mean.

there’s something relaxing about melting chocolate. just me? figured.

hello chocolate. maybe someday you’ll find residence somewhere other than my ass. xo

after more baking and an hour of cooling, you can {finally} enjoy a little piece of heaven

If you’re willing to share, these also make great gifts.

{Photographed by With Style and Grace}

Chocolate Toffee Saltines Recipe


1-2 stacks of saltine crackers [or Glutino Table Crackers to make gluten-free]

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 bag of chocolate chips


Preheat oven 400-425 degrees F. Line baking sheet, including the sides with foil. Arrange saltines, side by side, covering the entire baking sheet. In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar, bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Carefully pour mixture over the saltines and bake for 7 minutes.

Using a double boiler (or bowl & pot), melt the chocolate chips.

After the 7 minutes, remove from the saltines from the oven. Carefully pour the melted chocolate over the caramelized saltines, spread with spatula and put back in the oven for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Don’t remove the crackers. Refrigerate entire baking sheet for an hour. Finally, remove and crack into pieces and enjoy!

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  • Amanda

    You totally made me snort out loud reading this. (of hell) Great recipe girl!

  • Amanda

    Whoops! Wrong comment on wrong post… YOUR comment reads:

    This looks gorgeous!! I love every single ingredient in this, and I bet the combination is just to die for! Great pictures too… well done!

    (sorry about that! feel free to delete other comment!)

  • Colleen

    These are amazing…YUMMY

  • With Style and Grace

    I can’t stop laughing, you totally made my morning! I don’t think I can delete it, it’s too awesome 🙂

  • Annie-Rose

    Hi! These are SO good. I just made them last week! Except, I just skipped the whole melting chocolate part and sprinkled the chips over the toffee/cracker combo out of the oven. Wait a minute and they’re all melty and ready to spread. So now it’s even easier to make such a healthy snack 😉

  • Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }

    These are one of my favorites! I actually call them Surprize English Toffee, since most folks can never guess the saltine. I also add toasted pecan peices on top and do like Annie-Rose, just melt the chips on top. Great photos!!! Thanks for posting – it reminds me to make a batch for the holidays. Happy Holidays!!!

  • Danielle

    I can not wait to try these. Salt & Chocolate, I am in heaven!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    These things are dangerous, way too addicting. 🙂 I made them one year and I couldn’t stop eating it! The salty sweet combination is just killer.

  • sad baker

    I just attempted to make these and the toffee part burned in the oven!!! I didn’t realize until the timer went off and I walked in to check them. The whole house is filled with smoke…..anyone else w/ an electric stove have issues?? They look too delicious to pass up, but I’m scared to try again!

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  • Cathy Fischer

    Never knew what these where called…. we have made hem for years. My children….now grown loved them.
    As for the person with the issue of them burning…. sure hope that you gave it a try again and that they worked out for you.