Crack Candy Toffee Bites

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
These Crack Candy Toffee Bites didn't last long,  layers of crunchy crackers, soft caramel and chocolate, a quick easy candy to make in minutes.

We love easy candy making that's fast like this one and using saltine crackers or the buttery styles, I can see why this candy is so addictive.

It reminds me of a cross between a candy cookies bark or a filled caramel cookie bar.

The recipe has only 4 ingredients and is easy to find in your local supermarket!

Keep in mind how versatile this is to decorate as you can use any kind of flavored or tinted chocolate (mint, white or dark) on it.

Maybe you've heard this called by another name like Christmas toffee, Christmas crack, cracker candy, saltine cracker toffee, cracker caramel bites, Christmas crack toffee, salted saltine crack candy, chocolate-covered cracker bark this list goes on?

All I know is this candy is super simple to make and festive just by changing the top to a colorful sprinkle or even a tinted coconut on top to match the party holiday theme.

Best of all it's an inexpensive gift for teachers, associates at work, or that special neighbor wrapped in pretty tins.

We have even have made several batches for special giveaway events at local charities.

I love making easy candy and we have a terrific assortment we make every year to include Amaretto Fudge, Easy Chocolate Fudge, and Peanut Brittle that are all family favorites.

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this is a toffee candy made with crackers decorated in Holiday colors

Fun for the Whole Family

Here is a great little family candy that is so easy the kids can help make it and did I mention this candy is just 4 ingredients!!!

Get them involved to help decorate the candy to your party theme and put their creative minds to work

Thin cracker crust, a little salty touch in flavor, maybe irresistible and eaten before you get to give it away so make a double batch and thank me later.

We use to make it just around the Christmas holiday, but now I can make it all year long for any holiday just by changing the colors and adding candy sprinkles on top.

this is a holiday cracker candy ready for Christmas tins called crack candy with chocolate and toffee

Tip and Suggestions

  • If you add coconut on top, these remind me of the famous do- si- dos girl scout cookies.
  • Substitute the semi-sweet chocolate for peanut butter chips, mint chocolate white chocolate chips, or tinted colored chocolate melted
  • Make a bark on top with crushed candy bars, any kind of a whole nut, cherries, mini chocolate chips, tinted coconut
  • make a more topping with marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and cereal squares crushed
  • Summertime fun for picnics by topping with melted chocolate, mini marshmallows, mini chips, and graham cracker cereal crushed, and charity events
  • I have also used buttery round crackers and that works very well also
  • Holiday-themed candies, chopped candy bars
  • Keep in a tight container like a holiday tin or sealed plastic containers, mason jars, or  plastic ziplock bags
  • Use wax paper or squares of parchment paper in between the layers
  • If you make this ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator until ready to give away or eat
  • The candy stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks
  • I do not recommend freezing this kind of candy

this is a sheet pan of cracker covered toffee and chocolate

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • salted saltine crackers or use buttery round crackers
  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar packed
  • semi-sweet chocolate chip

these are crackers in the oven covered in toffee and chocolate

Tool You Will Need

  1. offset spatula for spreading the chocolate chips after melting
  2. cookie sheet
  3. parchment paper
  4. a small saucepan for the toffee to boil in
  5. silicone spatula to spread the toffee on the crackers evenly
  6. pretty tins for holiday, plastic ziplock bags, plastic containers or mason jars for storing the candy in

chocolate melted over the top of crackers using an offset spatula

Christmas Crack and Other Holiday Ideas Toppings

  • red and green candy-coated chocolate or pastel M&M's to match the holiday
  • chopped chocolate-covered mint candy
  • nuts chopped of any kind
  • crushed peppermint candy
  • conversation hearts
  • cinnamon candy
  • Easter malted milk ball egg candy
  • red white and blue sprinkles
  • green funfetti and lucky charms
  • mini marshmallows, graham cracker cereal crushed, and mini chocolate chips
  • tinted coconut
  • all of these can be mixed and matched put on while the chocolate is melted and will harden in the refrigerator

this is a pointsetta dish full of christmas crack candy

Step by Step

  1. spread out the saltines or buttery crackers
  2. boil the caramel toffee for 3 minutes
  3. pour over the crackers
  4. sprinkle the top with chocolate chips
  5. place in the oven to melt at 350 degrees to melt
  6. spread the chocolate out and top with sprinkles
  7. refrigerate 30 minutes
  8.  break it up and store in containers of choice

these are step by step photos of christmas crack candy

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I have never made anything so easy when it comes to candy making.

Really just 4 ingredients and you're on your way to the perfect gift for someone who loves candy and is hard to please.

Just remember cracker candy is super delicious besides being simple to make you may want to make a double batch.

Don't forget to check out all our topping ideas so you can make a variety of Christmas crack for holiday time!

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Yield: 10

Crack Candy Toffee Bites

Salted Caramel Toffee Bites

This is a quick candy made with saltine crackers, melted chocolate and a mixture of very soft caramel. The candy has several names for it, saltine crack candy and made usually at Christmas time for gift giving. This tastes just like a cookie with caramel toffee topping or similar to heath bars with a cracker layer.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 7 Mtotal time: 12 M


  • 1 sleeve salted saltine crackers about 42 crackers ( I use also have used buttery style ritz )
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chip
  • Optional: shredded coconut, sprinkles of any colors, whole pecans, m & m candies,  chopped nuts of any kind, chopped candy bars, white chocolate melted or peanut butter chips melted,  colors of melted chocolate by Wilton see tips above in article for melting, cherries, raisins, dried cranberries. You can also do a s'more topping with mini marshmallows, mini chips, crushed graham cracker cereal.


How to cook Salted Caramel Toffee Bites

  1. Line an extra-large cookie sheet to fit 48 saltine or ritz-style crackers using parchment paper on it and not overlapping crackers.
  2. In a medium saucepan add: 1 cup butter and the 1 cup brown sugar
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan adds brown sugar boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Pour this caramel mixture over the laid-out saltine crackers and quickly smooth the caramel over the crackers.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Top of the caramel mixture with around 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips and place in a hot oven of 350 degrees until melted around 5 to 7 minutes. 
  7. Spread the chocolate over the top with an offset spatula. 
  8. Chocolate will be nice and soft and spreadable.
  9. Decorate with assorted colored sprinkles to match any holiday or party theme.
  10. If you add coconut on top, these remind me of the famous do- si- dos girl scout cookies.
  11. You can also use peanut butter chips instead of semi-sweet or white chocolate chips and top with crushed candy bars, pecans, cherries or anything another topping you like. holiday-themed M&M's are great on top also.
  12. You can even make the topping with dried fruit mixed with raisins, cherries, mini chocolate chips, nuts to look like a bark candy.
  13. Place the whole tray into the freezer until set around 30 minutes. 
  14. Remove from freezer. 
  15. Break it -in all different sized pieces. 
  16. Makes great gifts, it's delicious. 
  17. The best way to store this is in a plastic freezer bag and then to an airtight container.
  18.  I place it in the refrigerator until I am ready to serve it to my guests or give it away as gifts.
  19. Pretty tins lined with tissue paper and cut-up parchment paper or wax paper in between are suggested.
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this is a homemade salted caramel toffee bite candy made with a cracker crust into toffee bites. It has caramel on top along with colored sprinkles, chocolate melted and pecans. It also has peanut butter and caramel chips and some white chocolate chips.

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2020


  1. Oh yum! These toffee bites sound amazing! Salted caramel is a favorite of mine. I love how customizable they are for any time of year.

  2. These toffee bites look so good and they are an absolute must during the holiday season.

  3. What a fantastic recipe for toffee bites! Definitely a winner for the festive season. Would love to try it with peanut butter chips next time!

  4. These look perfect for Christmas and I love how you decorate the caramel toffee bites, so festive!

  5. Looks so good! I could eat this whole batch like right nwo!

  6. AH-MAZING!!! Would love to try these!

  7. Your Salted Caramel Toffee Bites look amazing! Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,516. We hope to see you back here again soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Easy and delicious - who could ask for more?

  9. This is so fun. Love that I can get the kiddos involved in helping me make it!

  10. These toffee bites sound amazing! Looks perfect for Christmas.

  11. This is always a favourite at Christmas

  12. This is seriously amazing! Everyone at my house was impressed! Thanks for sharing!


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