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Saltine Toffee Bark Recipe

Saltine Toffee Bark Recipe

These salty-sweet treasures make great gifts, and their flavor is simply irresistible. The bark is like brittle, but better. Get ready for a new family favorite! —Laura Cox, Brewster, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 40 saltines
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits


  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil. Arrange saltines in a single layer on foil; set aside.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Pour evenly over crackers.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over top. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Cool.
  • 4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 pounds.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • High humidity can cause sugary treats to become tacky. It's best to make candy on drier days.
  • Matzo crackers are a great substitute for saltines and perfect for Passover.
  • For deeper, more nuanced flavors (toasty and a tad bitter—those are good things!), substitute brown sugar for white, or brown your butter before adding sugar.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 ounce: 171 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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    2124arizona User ID: 845443 268907
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

    "The combination of salty and sweet here is awesome!! This is one of my boy's favorite candies!! We love it!!"

    Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 258855
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

    "LOVE this and its super easy to make!"

    deb9962 User ID: 6353234 258142
    Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

    "I made this recipe using Round buttery crackers! It gave it a yum boost!! My family loved it"

    velvajean User ID: 2248904 248425
    Reviewed May. 20, 2016

    "Try using Ritz crackers, it is better than with saltines, adds a nice butter flavor."

    lbraden User ID: 3391766 239848
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

    "Super easy. I only use 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and spread them evenly after melting. You don't need any toppings either. Always a hit when I make it."

    angela32 User ID: 3084463 238915
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

    "Love these types of toffee, very easy and very addictive"

    annrms User ID: 2649709 238797
    Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

    "This is an easy and delicious recipe. I used toffee bits and chopped cashews as toppings. This a great recipe for holiday gift trays."

    jkhuggybear User ID: 6680072 238721
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

    "Try it with a layer of pretzels instead of saltines. Just be sure the pretzels are all flat and packed tightly together. Yum!"

    cassidy1 User ID: 923800 225820
    Reviewed May. 3, 2015

    "This was so easy and absolutely delicious. You can't stop eating it. This will also make great gifts."

    Greggsgirl User ID: 8351239 225426
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

    "Follow directions but sub graham crackers, must more delicious. .."

    slgoodman User ID: 3763311 224120
    Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

    "easy to make and very tasty"

    girlenblue User ID: 8183642 215977
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

    "I made these yesterday for the first time, and took them to a Christmas celebration last night. They were a huge hit, and several people asked for the recipe."

    tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 215657
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

    "I won't be making this again. I don't know if I did something wrong - I followed all the directions and it turned out a sticky mess. That aside, it tastes wonderful. Like Almond Rocca, When I tried to break it apart it stuck to the foil and the saltines were unmistakeable and the chocolate didn't want to stick to the crackers. I wanted to put these on some gift cookie plates but won't be doing that. My husband is enjoying eating the pieces though. Side note: If someone manages to succeed in making this (different cooking time perhaps?), they could probably get away with using half the amount of toffee bits if they wanted to."

    taximom21 User ID: 2491591 214046
    Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

    "Just made this. It is yummy and so easy! My family loves it!"

    DeboraLZ User ID: 7556927 214023
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

    "Super easy to make, so delicious! I like this even better than toffee. Thanks for all of the great reviews or I never would have tried the recipe."

    edemars User ID: 8123379 213910
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

    "I have made this....fantastic!!!"

    rlshumer User ID: 8113893 183578
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

    "I'll pour over a mix of fritos and pretzels for a TEXAS blend - wonderful also !"

    delowenstein User ID: 3766053 125678
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

    "Actually, I combined 2 recipes: Saltine Cracker Candy and the Saltine Toffee Bark!

    I used 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 cup butter, cubed, 35 saltine crackers, 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, heated until just smooth, 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, 8-oz. package of Bits o' Brickle Toffee Bits. I purposely omitted the chopped pecans! I'd sprinkled chocolate chips over the peanut butter and placed back in 350o F. oven 5 minutes, then using a flat metal spatula, I spread the chocolate chips evenly. I'd baked the crackers 8 to 10 minutes with the butter-sugar mixture before heating the peanut butter and spreading the peanut butter over the butter-sugar covering. I DID cover the pan of bark and chilled it until set. It will probably be all day in my refrigerator to make sure that the candy bark is REALLY firm! I thank you for this recipe! This is a great holiday recipe! delowenstein"

    kallsmom User ID: 2662239 187055
    Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

    "My family LOVES this stuff! This was my first time using English toffee bits as I had always just made them plain! This was a hit for sure!! I had to hide some so I could have a few pieces! will make again for sure! It is great to have at Christmas to bring to parties!"

    Devinelady66 User ID: 7554906 196707
    Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

    "I have made these before and they are wonderful, everyone should try them. There are so easy to make. And you will love them."

    csulliv6 User ID: 4906103 121438
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

    "I've been making these for a few years now. They are everyone's favorite and I get requests for them all year round. I've started to get creative with different combinations. I've done dark chocolate with coconut flakes and Mint choc chips with crushed M&Ms (In the future I'd definitely use mini M&Ms, unless you need to get out some frustration, then stick with the regular size ones and hammer them!). The classic is still a crowd favorite!"

    lorstout User ID: 2537668 187054
    Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

    "These are a huge hit every time I make them! The sweet and salty combination is irresistible."

    alight3 User ID: 6947040 136677
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

    "Fantastic recipe! I made it twice, the first time I used Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate morsels and it came out perfect. The second time I used toll house semi sweet morsels and the chocolate totally seized and it didn't work at all."

    kara7h User ID: 7015276 197034
    Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

    "I made 6 batches of this for a group of employees. I perfected it a bit as a went. It needs a little salt added to the butter/sugar mixture, and I generally don't salt many things. Also, It didn't need a full 8oz bag of toffee bits. If you are making mutiple patches, 2 pkgs will do 3 pans of bark. For the cooking portion, I felt it produced a better product when I boiled the butter sugar mixture for 3-4 minutes and then baked it for 10-12 minutes until it was golden and bubbly. It was a crispier product that broke into pieces much better than when I only baked it only 8-10. It was stickier and didn't break as nice. But the taste is excellent either way!"

    ccada User ID: 5279055 125677
    Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

    "This was the grossest thing I ever made. A waste of good ingredients, time and money."

    nilouve User ID: 5114810 151642
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

    "I just have to add my comments to the already numerous praises. This is an outstanding recipe! easy and addictive, you have to try this one!"

    MandisaFan User ID: 6102396 183577
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

    "This bark is amazing. I took one reviews addvice and put crushed peppermint candy on the top. I got a lot of compliments and people kept coming back for more."

    Banjoboy User ID: 2646947 137767
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

    "chocolate didn't stay on the cracker."

    abelew98 User ID: 6524682 196104
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

    "I made this at Christmas and again this week for my sons church youth. Huge hit both times and so easy."

    acedecade3 User ID: 6506322 196706
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

    "This is a perfect recipe for presents, get togethers or sharing with the kids. I had saltine crackers lying around and saw this recipe and it is soooo good!"

    suebort User ID: 1780202 183558
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

    "Substituted Pretzel Crisps for the saltines. What a hit - Everyone has asked for the recipe!"

    karynp6 User ID: 867957 121412
    Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

    "I made this along with my favorite truffles for Christmas gifts, and this was the thing I got the most compliments on. Everyone loved it. So did I, but as someone who occasionally takes a little too much pride in never making anything grainy, I thought this was a bit. I tried making it again, wondering if I should cook it longer and really make sure the sugar was dissolved, but the stuff becomes very thick and hard to cook for too long. Anyway, it didn't help with the graininess. Yet, it was only very slight and nobody else noticed it but me. In spite of that, I thought it was delicious and addicting, along with everyone else. I only used a half bag of Heath bits and that was plenty."

    pixx User ID: 1427197 187052
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

    "Granddaughter and I made it--easy, fun to do and did we ever get great reviews!!"

    bdpowell User ID: 6285764 114916
    Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

    "I've had many compliments and recipe requests when I've taken it to events. It is super easy to make but delicious!"

    jldelgad User ID: 523640 136665
    Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

    "it was so quick and easy - i replaced the toffee with peppermint candy bits"

    JZAnderson User ID: 1266313 197031
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

    "Very good and easy. My mom and I both made it with Club crackers instead of saltines (we had Club crackers). It is very addicting."

    cheriy User ID: 6410661 193754
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

    "Absolutly awesome!

    They are so easy and soooooo yummy!"

    [email protected] User ID: 5782143 193716
    Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

    "Smashed up candy canes or peanut brittle are much less expensive than english toffee bits and just as tasty!"

    mundee User ID: 3041047 125674
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

    "I usually make toffee every Christmas and when I went to pull up the recipe, this popped up. I had everything in the pantry to make it, so I thought I would try it. Well, it is wonderful!! I will definitely be making this instead this year. Toffee is easy, but this is easier and just as tasty. I also made a batch tonight but used white chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles. It is just as rich and yummy. I like the toffee bits better, but this is so festive with the white chocolate and sprinkles."

    [email protected] User ID: 77962 119925
    Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

    "Super-easy and salty-sweet! My family loves it. I look forward to giving it as gifts (it's too addictive to keep in the house!). Instead of buying a bag of Heath bits I ground up some homemade toffee we had lying around and that worked fine."

    oeg1kallee User ID: 152044 183557
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

    "I made this yesterday- it's gone. No one can believe it uses saltines. We are making another batch today- simple, fast, a keeper"

    jab23 User ID: 4529035 151613
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

    "I chopped peppermint candy and sprinkled it on top of the chocolate. Delicious !!!!"

    eplomin User ID: 4659398 121411
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

    "I have made this for years. I use chopped pecans on top, but might try the toffee pieces next time. Everyone loves this treat. My friends say it so addicting that they now call it crack."

    zsanna User ID: 9849 114913
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

    "My daughter and I have been making this for a number of Christmas seasons. It is the best! Never lasts!"

    mjounan User ID: 5799644 196102
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

    "A friend just gave me a small container of this as a gift; it was gone in a day. She put toasted coconut on top of hers instead of the toffee pieces."

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