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 world version of a drug.  It’s impossible to stop eating! And, you are in luck! I also have a New Year’s Eve Crack recipe to bring in the new year!

Stack of Halloween Saltine Toffee

Halloween Saltine Toffee

This is my third tray of Halloween Saltine Toffee.  I may have just thrown 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.  The addiction to this toffee is no trick–it’s real!

Overhead of Halloween Saltine Toffee

Halloween Saltine Toffee Recipe

I can tell you with 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. You may want to stock up on the ingredients since I will bet you make these again for whatever holiday you come up with!


  • Saltine crackers
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Halloween themed sprinkles

To make the Halloween Saltine Toffee, preheat the oven to 425°F. Use aluminum foil to line a baking sheet, spraying the foil with nonstick spray. Lay the crackers, salt down, on the baking sheet. After preparing the brown sugar/butter mixture, pour that over the top of the crackers. Bake for 3-5 minutes until the toffee topping is bubbling all over! Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee to let them melt. Use an offset spatula to spread out the chocolate and add your Halloween sprinkles on top of it all! Freeze the pan for about 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, break the crackers apart and enjoy! I don’t know if I have to mention that these will last for up to a week in an airtight container, but just in case you have more self-control than me, I am letting you know!

In the meantime, I have hidden 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, thank goodness.)  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.

Pile of Halloween Saltine Toffee on a plate

Halloween Saltine Toffee
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Halloween Saltine Toffee is so addicting, you will want to make up your own holidays for an excuse to make it again!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Saltine Toffee
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 489 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net
  • 1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers, approximately
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cups of Halloween themed sprinkles
  1. Heat 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. Immediately 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 themed 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.

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  • Sara says:

    Oh, Everything on your blog truly looks amazing!

  • Raed says:

    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!

  • Raed says:

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

  • Terry says:

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

  • Liz says:

    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?

    • Liz says:

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

    • Amanda says:

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

    • Jules says:

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

  • Deborah says:

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

  • Jules says:

    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

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    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.) 😉

  • Amber says:

    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).

  • Virginia G says:

    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.