Salty and Sweet Saltine Toffee

Salty and Sweet Saltine Toffee

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
385 Calories
19g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 6g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With just five common ingredients, you can make delicious saltine toffee at home. The recipe is so easy and creates a crispy, crunchy toffee that you have to taste to believe.

The secret to this simple candy recipe is that it uses saltine crackers as the base. When topped with buttery brown sugar, melted chocolate, and chopped peanuts, it becomes a sweet and salty treat that everyone will love.

To make the recipe even more appealing, the toffee will be ready in little more than an hour! It's a perfect last-minute sweet that you can whip together for any party, occasion, or to simply enjoy on your own.


  • 50 saltine crackers (about 1 1/2 sleeves)
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (salted, coarsely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Salty and Sweet Saltine Toffee ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare an 11- by 17-inch baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

    aluminum foil lined baking sheet

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  3. Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet so that there are no empty spaces between them. Break a few crackers into pieces if needed to fill all the gaps.

    crackers on a baking sheet

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  4. Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir while the butter melts, and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Once boiling, carefully pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crackers on the baking sheet in an even layer, trying to cover most of the crackers. Don’t worry about missing a few spots, as the toffee will spread in the oven.

    toffee on top of crackers

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  5. Bake the toffee crackers for 5 minutes, until the toffee is bubbling all over. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for one minute.

    baked toffee crackers

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  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee, and allow them to sit for one minute to soften and melt. Once softened, use an offset spatula or knife to spread the melted chocolate over the entire surface of the toffee in an even layer. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with the chopped peanuts.

    melted chocolate and nuts on top of the toffee crackers

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  7. Refrigerate the pan to set the toffee and chocolate for about 30 minutes. Once set, cut into small pieces.

    Salty and Sweet Saltine Toffee in a baking sheet

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  • Store the saltine toffee in an airtight container. It will keep for up to a week.

  • If you're concerned about nut allergies, skip the peanuts.

  • Though salt adds to the flavor of the toffee, you can replace the saltines with salt-free crackers and use unsalted peanuts. Or, reduce the saltiness by brushing some of the salt off saltines.


  • Feel free to add other nuts or dried fruit to the top of the melted chocolate.

  • Give the toffee a little extra decoration by adding swirls of white or milk chocolate. It's an easy way to dress up the candy for a special occasion.

  • More toffee recipes to try.