Saltine Toffee Squares

Traditional saltine toffee squares recipe, all dressed up for Christmas!
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Two Stacks of Saltine Toffee Squares in a White Plate

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.

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!



Saltine Toffee Squares

Traditional saltine toffee squares recipe, all dressed up for Christmas!
4.50 from 2 votes
Close up of Saltine Toffee Squares in a White Plate
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
6 minutes
Total Time
16 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Line a rimmed cookie sheet (also known as a jelly roll pan) with parchment paper. 
  • Align crackers side by side in a single layer along baking sheet then set aside.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Place in the oven and bake 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly.
  • 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. 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. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 107mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 245IU, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Crystal says

    Made these today. The chocolate took a long time to melt. Evidently I’m the only one with this problem? I’m experimenting with melting my chocolate in the Carmel before pouring it over the crackers. We shall see4 stars

  2. Shannon Ebbesen says

    I cannot be left alone with these. Ever.

  3. Elisa Boyce says

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

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Oh that sweet and salty gets me every time!!

    • Leanne Williams says

      I made them with pretzels last year and *drooooool*

  4. DoulaMel says

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

  5. Kristen Kolster says

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

  6. Bryan Sewell says

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

  7. The Kitchen Magpie says

    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!

  8. Seana Langille says

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

  9. The Kitchen Magpie says

    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)!

  10. Seana Langille says

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

  11. Kathleen Klohn says

    I also use milk chocolate chocolate chips

  12. Kathleen Klohn says

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

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