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Saltine Toffee Squares

Saltine Toffee Squares

Ok, raise your hand if you ate these as a kid at Christmas time. Whoever though of using salted soup crackers as the base of a square is absolutely brilliant in my mind. Salty, sweet and chocolate? Yes, please!

My mom loved to make these every Christmas and now I know why; they are so easy and fast to make it’s crazy! I ended up baking these for gifts this year because I am on a time budget like nobody’s business. This was my kind of recipe!

These take about fifteen minutes out of your day to make, perhaps another five if you actually want to cut them into squares all neatly and pretty instead of just smacking them to break them apart.

Saltine Toffee Squares

While my Mom’s never had sprinkles on them I thought they are a beautiful festive addition to these delightful holiday treats!

So, have you ever eaten these? If not, try them and I certainly would encourage you to gift these this year, they are so fast and easy. Any recipe that lessens the stress at Christmas is a winner in my books!

Happy Baking everyone!

Love,

Karlynn

 

 

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Saltine Toffee Squares


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total Time: 16 min
  • Cuisine: Squares

Description

Traditional saltine toffee squares recipe, all dressed up for Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 40 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed cookie sheet (also can be known as a jelly roll pan) with parchment paper. Align crackers side by side in a single layer along baking sheet then set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine the butter and brown sugar and bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a boil stop stirring and allow to boil 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla then immediately and carefully pour mixture over crackers in an even layer. You will need to spread it out evenly using the back of spoon.
  5. Place in the oven and bake 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top evenly with the chocolate chips. Let rest 5 minutes then using the back of a spoon spread the melted chocolate into a smooth layer.
  7. Sprinkle the sprinkles over the top evenly. Move to the freezer (or outside if you live where I live!) and allow to chill 20 minutes or until chocolate has set. Remove from freezer and break or cut into pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 24

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacey Lovelock
    December 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    these are the best

  • Reply
    Shannon Ebbesen
    December 21, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I cannot be left alone with these. Ever.

  • Reply
    Lori Gladden
    December 9, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Making this tomorrow!! Ty!!

  • Reply
    Karen Czerniel
    December 9, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Does this freeze by any chance?

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Yes, very well!

  • Reply
    Elisa Boyce
    December 9, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Totally was looking for this recipe!! Thanks KM!!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Awesome, happy baking!

  • Reply
    Leanne Williams
    December 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    These are the besssssssst

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      December 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Oh that sweet and salty gets me every time!!

    • Reply
      Leanne Williams
      December 9, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      I made them with pretzels last year and *drooooool*

  • Reply
    Mary P Hoffman
    December 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Love that sweet-salty combo!

  • Reply
    DoulaMel
    December 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Would this be better with graham crackers or is saltine the way to go?

  • Reply
    Kristen Kolster
    December 26, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Yea!!! you changed the name to Xmas crack!!!

  • Reply
    Mary Cain
    December 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Sooo Good made it with peanut butter chips

  • Reply
    Bryan Sewell
    December 24, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Yup! Lee-Ann Lee-Ann Sewell Chin only we used crushed candycane

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 3:10 am

    No, you really don’t! Save yourself time and it’s just a couple of minutes! It won’t affect the quality at all and makes your life easier!

  • Reply
    Seana Langille
    December 24, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I just made some the other day you have to get your caramel to soft ball stage.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Oh don’t do that! It says 3 not 30! It’s literally done ASAP and then you cool it (which isn’t work or prep)!

  • Reply
    Seana Langille
    December 24, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Takes more then minutes. … considering you boil the caramel for half an hour. Then it takes a few hours to harden.

  • Reply
    Keyko Davidson
    December 24, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Moderwhat? Hee hee hee

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I totally just snorted!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Right? So evil!!!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I’m evil!

  • Reply
    Kathleen Klohn
    December 24, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I also use milk chocolate chocolate chips

  • Reply
    Kathleen Klohn
    December 24, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I make mine with graham crackers, salted butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips. I don’t use vanilla and I also sprinkle with Skor bits.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Hmmm. Not sure if they would soak up the mixutre AND you would need to add salt. It’s the sweet and salty that make then divine! Add in about 1/4 tsp of salt if you do.

  • Reply
    Krista Canfield
    December 24, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I would think this would be even yummier with graham crackers. I will have to try.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Ooh that sounds yummy!

  • Reply
    Cheryl Harrison
    December 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I love them

  • Reply
    Betty Wendell Ellis
    December 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Yea I do also have a recipe starting with graham crackers

  • Reply
    Gena Adams
    December 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I might need to make them for work.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 4, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Sooo delicious!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 4, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Would I let you down with sweets? NEVER. Trust magpie 😉

  • Reply
    Jinka Knight Bloom
    December 4, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Mmmm! Me tooooo!

  • Reply
    Candace Calkins
    December 4, 2014 at 1:11 am

    OMG. I’ve seen this recipe many times before and always passed it off thinking “Crackers?? Eww! That can’t be any good!” Then you posted it, and I thought “Well, Ive liked everything else she’s posted”, and I decided to try it. Now my belly hurts because I can’t stop sneaking pieces! So good.

  • Reply
    Gena Adams
    December 3, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Sounds yummy!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Mmm I’m totally jealous!!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    That’s a perfect name for it!!

  • Reply
    Kristen Kolster
    December 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    We call it Xmas crack!! So good!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh they are SO addicting!

  • Reply
    Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley
    December 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    i made these last month for the first time. we all got addicted! so i will definitely be making these for the holidays! love the xmas sprinkles on them!

  • Reply
    Anne Taylor
    December 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Too delicious for words really!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Salt and sweet, right? So. Good.

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my goodness! Well yes, bake away! Soooo delicious!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    My mom froze them ALL the time!

  • Reply
    Karen Harnett-Voigt
    December 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve never even heard of these much less make them … till now!! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Sheryl L McDonald
    December 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    i LOVE these!!

  • Reply
    Ida Pence Waterous
    December 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Can these be made ahead? How long can you keep them?

  • Reply
    Lois Maillet Lynn
    December 21, 2013 at 1:14 am

    They are so good

  • Reply
    Keyko Davidson
    December 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    My sister made these with club crackers… Delish!

  • Reply
    Leanne Williams
    December 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Making these today!

  • Reply
    Deb McKay
    December 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Yup, pretty much the same, just your directions are better/more detailed. I put cinnamon instead of vanilla in this batch, plus I pull the crackers off the tray while still warm and put them in the fridge on a parchment lined tray to cool. I find it is an easier way to get a nice looking cookie, and less messy. (I had never heard of these until my Hubby’s Aunt gave me one about 15 yrs ago and I was amazed it was just a saltine.)

  • Reply
    Amy Moeller-Stiles
    December 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    no! but I just used my bag of toffee bits on the brownies with heath and pecan topping…… now I just need an idea for all those caramels I purchsed!

  • Reply
    Deb McKay
    December 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151742982231784&set=a.10151288073576784.1073741825.590566783&type=3&theater They are a favorite over here. Going to have a look at your recipe, see if we have the same one.

  • Reply
    Candice Gamez
    December 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Just had some last night from my bake exchange. Very good!

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