Saltine Toffee Recipe
- 37 saltines cracker squares
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 ounce white baking chocolate
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1. Place crackers in a single layer in a foil-lined 15-in. x -10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large saucepan, bring butter and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and sugar is completely dissolved. Spread over crackers.
- 2. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with chips. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until chips begin to melt; spread chocolate evenly over top.
- 3. In a microwave, melt white chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over toffee. Chill for 15-20 minutes or until set; break into pieces. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds.
2 piece: 553 calories, 38g fat (23g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Saltine Toffee
"This is the recipe that we make every Christmas, ever since I saw it in Q/C of '04. Everyone loves it, and always ask "Are you making a lot of Saltine Toffee this year?" Quick, delicious, and can be topped with a variety of nuts or types of drizzles. Thank you Jo Ann for this recipe!"
"This is my go to no fail recipe. Everyone loves it where ever I take it. I don't usually bother with white drizzle I sprinkle with either walnuts or pecans what ever I have on hand. Makes it more like English toffee. Would not recommend for microwave"
"OK Girls what did I do wrong? Butter and sugar separated and the sugar never completely melted. I used the microwaves was that my problem?"
"I love this recipe. I have even used gluten free crackers and it still turns out great! Love how easy this recipe is. Everyone loves it and are always surprised it is made out of crackers!"
"an easy sweet to make for the Holidays!"
"My parents asked me NOT to make this for them anymore!!! Once you start eating these addicting saltines you can't stop. I also use brown sugar. The beauty of this recipe is it allows you to use what is on hand. Any kind of chocolate chips or nuts works great. This allows you to customize each tray."
"I used brown sugar instead of white. I have made this over and over again. It is very simple and makes a large batch. We like to package this up as gifts and have also sold it at craft fairs. Very, Very good!"
"Great recipe! I took the advice of the other reviewers and used brown sugar. That worked great! I did one batch with semi-sweet choc, but I also tried a batch with half butterscotch chips and half milk choc and peanut butter chip...these were harder to spread and didn't look at pretty, but they were tasty! Yummmmm!"
"Well-I am on my third pan of this delicious treat-everyone's who has eaten it really loves the taste-it is salty and crunchy and chocolately! For sure a must keep recipe."
"I had to admit I thought using saltine crackers in a candy recipe sounded weird, but thought I would give it a go considering the high ratings. Wow, did I get a surprise - it tastes amazing! Easy to make too. This will definitely become a favorite."
"Very Good! This was inexpensive and everything is always on hand. I am putting this in my x-mas gift baskets this year!"
"My friend made it with butterscotch chips and then drizzle caramel sauce over it."
"This treat has been on my Christmas Cooking list since it came out in 2004. I always get requests for the simple recipe."
"Success! This recipe was cheap and easy to make, and quick! I'll absolutely make it again, but I'll give the brown sugar a shot next time as suggested :)"
"I have been making this recipe for years! The only difference is that I use brown sugar. It is always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make.People are always surprised to learn they are made with crackers. I like to use salted tops."
"I have also used brown sugar in place of white and it gives it a more toffee taste...enjoy!"