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  • halloween saltine toffee

    filed under: Candy on October 21, 2013

    I know that this recipe has been around forever, but I had not tried it until my beautiful friend Kristine brought it over.  After my first bite the word ‘crack’ came to mind.  As in, this is the food worlds version of a drug.  Its impossible to stop eating!

    Halloween Saltine Toffee

    This is my third tray of it.  I may have just throw some orange and black ghosts on top so that I could pretend that I had to make them for Halloween.  But really, I just couldn’t stop.  I am totally addicted.

    halloween saltine toffee candy

        Ingredients

        • 1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers (approximately)
        • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
        • 1 c packed brown sugar
        • 1 1/2 c chocolate chips
        • 1/4 c of holiday inspired sprinkles

        Instructions

        1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
        2. Arrange the crackers salt side down in a single layer on the baking sheet.
        3. Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir while the butter melts, and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. (about 3-5 minutes) Remove from heat and carefully pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crackers on the baking sheet.
        4. Bake the toffee crackers at 425 degrees for 3-5 minutes, until the toffee is bubbling all over. Carefully remove the pan from the oven.
        5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee, and allow them to sit for one minute to soften and melt. Once softened, use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the entire surface of the toffee as evenly as possible.
        6. Cover with halloween inspired sprinkles.
        7. Freeze the pan for about 30 minutes. Once set, break into small uneven pieces by hand. Store uneaten saltine toffee in an airtight container for up to a week.

        Halloween Saltine Toffee

        I can tell you with most certainty that I will be making these for every holiday.  I may even make up holidays just so I can make these.  Have you heard that saying, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels?”  THESE TASTE BETTER.

        In the mean time I have hid the scale in a closet and am getting comfortable in my exercise pants that I never actually use for exercise.  (they have an elastic waist)  That is my warning to you.  I want to tell you to enjoy in moderation but since I was totally and completely unsuccessful in doing that it would be hypocritical of me.

        Halloween Saltine Toffee

        Never mind.  Just don’t make these.  Ever.  If you see one at a party run away.

        Run I tell you!

        Just in case you like seeing how things are made, here is a video of Trisha Yearwood making hers!

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        Comments

        Oh, Everything on your blog truly looks amazing!

        New to a lot of “American” food, I made the mistake of trying these at a potluck. I probably ate most of the tray (while forcing everyone else to try them as well).

        I hounded the maker of these crack bites until she promised to give me the recipe. I even put my contact details in her phone so she could email me the recipe. But I guess I freaked her out and she never did.

        But now, thanks to you I have it! Ahhh hahahaha!

        “2 sticks of butter”…… Where are my baggy pants?

        Hi I make these at Christmas and it is called Crack. But I use graham wafers instead of saltines.

        I’ve read the ingredients list more than once, no where do I see TOFFEE
        except in the name of the recipe. Hunted all over for Halloween sprinkles, bought 2 bags of chocolate chips, butter, saltines and a fresh bag of brown sugar. Finally am home and getting all the ingredients out, fins the recipe again and in the instructions I see TOFFEE CRACKERS what the heck? Scrolled through a few of the comments and no help there. I just hope Walmart has some and there aren’t too many choices. OR shold I be looking for toffee crackers?

          never mind. found another recipe, thanks for the idea though.

          Toffee is in reference to the flavor that the recipe produces, not a specific ingredient. 🙂

          The toffee is created when you combine the butter and the brown sugar

        I’m afraid I could do some serious damage on a tray of this!!

        This is great. I came to this site to grab your Candy Cane Cake recipe. My next stop was going to be Trisha Yearwood’s site for HER Crack recipe. And here it is, featured for the holiday. Thanks for reading my mind!! Hahaha

        Hello, lover. Where have you been all my life?

        (Just to be clear, I was talking to the toffee. I didn’t want to scare you.) 😉

        As it always is with your recipes, this is DElicious! I was wondering, though, how you kept the toffee stuff from getting under the crackers? My crackers weren’t packed in tightly – could that have been the problem. It doesn’t taste bad – just makes for an extra messy dessert (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either).

        I just had these for the first time at a recipe swap party a few weeks ago, and I told them I couldn’t even take the recipe because I MUST NEVER MAKE THESE.

        Don't Pass on Dessert!