Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

I originally posted this for Chocolate Week but as it’s also known as Christmas Crack I thought it was too good not to share this recipe for Chocolate Saltine Toffee again.

We recently went to a lovely wedding held at the magical Enchanted Oaks in California. The family has bakers and chefs on both sides so we were treated to a wonderful food spread. Amongst the delicious dessert selection was one particular treat that both my husband and I become particularly enamoured with called Chocolate Saltine Toffee.  It was something that we had never come across before. When we saw the newlyweds later in the week, we asked what it was and requested the recipe.  Cyndi told me that it is one of her mum’s recipes and was made with saltine crackers. I made sure that I bought a box to take back home as I was unsure if they were available in England (they are).

Miss Vickie’s recipe followed shortly after and I set about modifying it to UK measurements and ingredients and made it the very same day. It is utterly sublime and so quick and easy to make. And even easier to eat.  I’ve included both recipes here for you to try out.

plate of chocolate saltine cracker toffee
pictured with sultana and nut toppings

Box of saltine crackers
115g butter
100g brown sugar
125g broken chocolate pieces (I used supermarket branded dark chocolate bars)
crushed brazil nuts
additional melted chocolate to drizzle as a topping

(most UK supermarkets sell Doria Doriano but I think you could also use other similar flat crackers and get a similar result)

15-20 saltine crackers
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
5 oz Hershey Kisses (Pumpkin Spice)
¼ cup crushed pecans
¼ cup melted chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 200.
2. Line a flat baking tray with greaseproof paper and spray with cooking oil.
3. Lay the crackers on the tray touching each other.
4. Melt butter in a pan on the hob and stir in the sugar.
5. Bring to the boil, remove from hob and let the mixture thicken for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Pour the toffee mix over the crackers and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Remove from oven, place chocolate pieces/Hersheys over the toffee and return to the oven for approx. 2 more minutes.
8. Remove from oven and spread the softened chocolate evenly with a spatula.
9. Sprinkle the crushed nuts over the top and drizzle additional chocolate if required.
10. Allow to cool and place in the freezer for 30 mins.


I also topped with sultanas which gave a more chewy texture.
To try and recreate the spice of the Hersheys, I added just a dash of ginger powder or mixed spice to the nuts or sultanas before sprinkling over the chocolate. My husband thought I was mad but it did give a hint of warmth and flavour which we really liked.
It would be nice to drizzle with white chocolate too, the options are endless.
I’ve since seen variations topped with red and green crushed M&Ms and called Christmas Crack!

These can be stored in an airtight tub, if they last that long.

So huge thanks to Cyndi Vavra Hren and Miss Vickie for introducing us to this delight. Guess what I will be bringing back in bulk when I visit the USA next? Yep boxes and boxes of saltine crackers!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe, please consider giving it a like, comment or share. It does help to give my blog more exposure and is very much appreciated. I’ve got more recipes coming up throughout Blogtober to celebrate National Baking Day and Apple Day.

In the meantime here are some more chocolate based recipes that you might like to try:

Giant White Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate and Raisin Squares
Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

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This recipe is also linked up on the November Love Cake Jibber Jabber.

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28 thoughts on “Christmas Crack – Chocolate Saltine Toffee Recipe

    • Ritz are a bit sweeter but I think they would work ok and it was something I was going to try once I run out of my saltine ones.

      It really is worth a go. Just make a smaller batch if you’re unsure. I think you will make more though 😉


  1. I’m a chocolate purist in that I HATE my sweets and chocolate to be contaminated with anything but pure sugar but I have a soft spot for anything with sultanas and nuts – maybe all the Cadbury fruit and nuts I consumed growing up! Will definitely give this a go next time we get our bake on 🙂

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  2. Wow, these sound delicious! You’ve actually reminded me of a recipe my mum used to make which is similar and I think I need to dust it off! I wonder if there will be a ‘Delia effect’ on saltine cracker sales? I will see if my local Tesco do them!

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