The fun thing about this Saltine Toffee recipe is that you can customize it any way you want. For Christmas, top with crushed candy canes. For a taste just like Almond Roca, sprinkle almond bits over the top. You can even add shredded coconut!
I know this Saltine Toffee recipe is already all over the internet, and you may have already seen it (sometimes called by a name I loathe: Christmas Crack), but it was a treat that my great-grandma Grace always made us when we were kids so for the sake of nostalgia, I just had to share it. The last time I remember her making her much loved saltine toffee was just before I went off to college.
Saltine Toffees are so easy to make. And, as I’ve learned through experience, it is pretty hard to mess up this recipe–good news for beginning candy makers out there. If you do happen to mess up this Saltine Toffee Recipe, your result may turn out a bit different than the original, but it will still taste just as yummy. Case in point, the first time I made this, I didn’t heat the toffee mixture quite enough. The result was Chocolate Saltine Caramels instead of Chocolate Saltine Toffee. One of my nephews even preferred the caramel version better!
The key to getting your chocolate saltine toffee to come out just right is to use a candy thermometer. I also use a silicone baking mat with parchment paper underneath. (I don’t just the parchment paper alone because the liquid toffee mixture tends to crinkle the paper. It can be annoying to peel parchment paper from the creases of the toffee.)
Saltine Toffee Recipe
Any way you make it, this saltine toffee recipe is a winner!