Crack Candy Toffee Bites

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
These Crack Candy Toffee Bites didn't last long, with layers of crunchy crackers, soft caramel, and chocolate, a quick easy candy to make in minutes.

An easy candy with a homemade toffee layer over saltine crackers and topped with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Broken into pieces after it cools an addicting treat that also makes a great gift.

It reminds me of a cross between a candy Heath bar with a crunchy kind of cookie bottom.

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 no candy thermometer is necessary, fast when you're in a hurry for a last-minute gift, and can be decorated for any themed occasion.

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

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toffee homemade easy and smothered in chocolate





Easy to Make Crack Candy Toffee Bites



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 for your party theme and put their creative minds to work


Thin cracker crust, with a little salty touch in flavor, may be 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.


a stack of chocolate covered 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 heath toffee 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


toffee candy in a pan boiling


Ingredients You Will Need:


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


spreading chocolate on the toffee


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


toffee candy


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


saltines crackers with toffee


Step by Step

  1. preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. spread out the saltines or buttery crackers (I line my pan with parchment paper)
  3. boil the caramel toffee for 3 minutes
  4. pour over the crackers
  5. place in the oven for 5 minutes then remove
  6. spread with chocolate chips
  7. return to oven for 2 minutes then spread with a spatula add whatever you want on top
  8. refrigerate 30 minutes
  9. break it up and store it in containers of choice

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crack candy toffee with chopped pecans and melted chocolate


Easiest Candy to Make Ever



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!


Crack Candy Toffee Bites

Crack Candy Toffee Bites
Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 12 Min
An easy candy with a homemade toffee layer over saltine crackers and topped with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Broken into pieces after it cools an addicting treat that also makes a great gift!

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve salted saltine crackers about 42 crackers
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 (12 oz) package of semi-sweet chocolate chip (around 2 cups)
  • Optional: shredded coconut, sprinkles of any colors, whole pecans, m & m candies, chopped nuts of any kind, chopped candy bars
  • Substitute peanut butter chips melted, or another flavored chip.
  • Sprinkle the top with dried fruits, cherries, raisins, and dried cranberries drizzle with white chocolate for a bark effect.
  • You can also do a s'more topping with mini marshmallows, mini chips, and crushed graham cracker cereal.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line an extra-large cookie sheet to fit 48 saltine or ritz-style crackers using parchment paper on it and not overlapping crackers.
  3. In a medium saucepan add: 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan then add the brown sugar and bring this mixture to a boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  5. Pour this caramel mixture over the laid-out saltine crackers and quickly smooth the caramel over the crackers it's ok for this to spill over in the spaces.
  6. Place the caramel pan into the oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven then evenly sprinkle chocolate chips over the toffee.
  8. Return to oven for two minutes, then remove and use a spatula or knife to spread chocolate evenly over crackers.
  9. Chocolate will be nice and soft and spreadable.
  10. Optional Suggestions for Toppings and Flavors:
  11. Decorate with chopped nuts or holiday-themed assorted colored sprinkles.
  12. These can be topped with any kind of chopped candy even crushed peppermints.
  13. An alternate flavor: substitute peanut butter chips instead of semi-sweet or white chocolate chips and top with crushed candy bars, pecans, cherries, or even some holiday-themed M&M's.
  14. You can even make the topping with dried fruit mixed with raisins, cherries, mini chocolate chips, and nuts to look like bark candy.
  15. Place the whole tray into the freezer until set for around 30 minutes.
  16. Remove from freezer.
  17. Break the toffee into all different-sized pieces.
  18. Makes great gifts, and it's delicious.
  19. The best way to store this is in a plastic freezer bag and then in an airtight container.
  20. I place it in the refrigerator until I am ready to serve it to my guests or give it away as a gift.
  21. Pretty tins lined with tissue paper and cut-up parchment paper or wax paper in between are suggested.

Notes

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


Nutrition Facts

Calories

225

Fat (grams)

26

Sat. Fat (grams)

11

Carbs (grams)

30

Net carbs

17

Sugar (grams)

26
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2022


12 comments

  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  11. This is always a favourite at Christmas

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

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