Sweet and salty, this sea salt saltine toffee is simple and incredibly easy. Who knew such deliciousness could come from just a few simple ingredients.
Last, week I stumbled upon the title of a recipe for Saltine Toffee. My first thought was what the…? I vaguely remember someone telling me about this sort of thing before but they lost me at the saltine cracker part. But seeing this recipe also came with a few photos, really put it all into perspective for me. Crispy, salty and sweet. Helloooo… how could I have been so dense? This was a perfect combo!
Since the invention of chocolate covered pretzels I’ve been a HUGE fan of… well, chocolate covered anything. But this takes it to a whole-nother level with the toffee. I really dig the simplicity of the ingredients, something about it only having 4 ingredients really jived with me so I placed this in my forever growing stack of “recipes to make”… and it’s time was up. I needed some salty-sweet goodness and fast. In a last minute decision I decided that I wanted to sprinkle it with some sea salt, and Oh-Em-Gee, it’s a treat so delicious that you won’t believe you taste buds!
TO Make This Sea Salt Saltine Toffee You Will Need:
- saltine crackers
- dark brown sugar
- milk chocolate chips
- sea salt
Heavily foil and heavily butter/grease a half sheet pan.
Use enough saltines to fill up the space (about a sleeve and a half).
Preheat your oven to 350° and in a heavy 2 quart sauce pan add in the butter and dark brown sugar.
Stir and melt over medium heat until it’s all hot and bubbly.
Pour evenly over the saltines. Try not be tempted to put your finger in that hot stream of toffee… it will hurt. Wait for it to cool on the spatula then attempt.
Spread so every inch of every saltine is covered.
Evenly sprinkle 2 cups chocolate chips over top and place in a preheated oven for 5 minutes.
Immediately when the pan is out of the oven spread the chocolate with an off-set spatula.
Before placing it in the fridge to set…
I grabbed about a teaspoon maybe more of the sea salt I used in (and on) those Salted Fudge Brownies.
And sprinkle it over top. Now you’ll want to let the pan cool before you put it into the fridge to set, that should take about 10 minutes or so.
Pop this into the fridge, it should only take about 30 minutes to set. It’s the slowest 30 minutes just waiting to get the caramel and chocolate to cool and harden.
When that happens you can break it all up into whatever size chunks you want.
Who’d ever thought 4 ingredients could taste so good?
I’d never believe you could eat saltine crackers as a dessert. When I was a kid we would eat them with butter or crushed in our soup. That’s it. Who knew its possibilities?
Now whose going to help me eat the rest of the sheet pan?
Enjoy! And if you give this Sea Salt Saltine Toffee recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Sea Salt Saltine Toffee
- 60 salted saltine crackers, or about 1½ sleeves
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, plus more for pans
- 1½ cups dark brown sugar
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon flaked sea salt, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Heavily line a half sheet pan with foil and grease corner to corner with a little butter.
- Lay the crackers out onto the sheet pan, in an even layer.
- Heat the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Pour the toffee over the crackers, and then use a spatula to smooth it out over the entire surface.
- Sprinkle with the milk chocolate chips and transfer to the oven to bake for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for a minute.
- Now the chocolate chips have begun to soften and melt. Use an off-set spatula to spread the melted chocolate evenly over the toffee.
- Sprinkle with about a teaspoon or more to taste of the large flaked sea salt, if you choose.
- Once the pan has cooled slightly, place it in the fridge until the toffee and chocolate are set... about 30 minutes. Break it up into any size pieces you'd like and serve. The toffee can be stored in an airtight container (either refrigerated or in a cool dry spot) for up to one week.
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I could not be trusted with these. Last night I did something similiar while binging in front of the tv. When will I ever learn? I grabbed oyster crackers and M&Ms and went overboard so I know my thighs wouldn't stand a chance with this in the house. YUMMY!
Lol Rochelle!! It's that salty/sweet thing… gets me every time!
We called Saltine "feel well" cracker because we eat it when we didn't feel like eating anything else. We dipped it in condensed milk which was yum. This reminds me of millionaire's shortbread but with a salty kick. Fab!
Excuse me….do you see my hand up in the air waving it in a frantic life-or-death way???? Didn't I already offer to be your taste-tester before? Looks great…if I could…I'd make some right now!
Definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks!
I'm just in love with your pictures! I've seen these around but have never made them. Thankfully I have had the good fortune to taste tham and they truly are delicious! I love your take on them! ♥- Katrina
YUM! The sea salt looks like little gems sitting on top and sparkling!
Beautiful recipe and photos! These would be addicting to me I think
My roommate in college would make these when we needed a snack (not very healthy ha) but I really need to make some.. they are soo good!
I have the same fear…making these and eating them all myself. I'm a sucker for toffee…yum.
Great recipe! I just made this not too long ago, they're delicious!!!
I'd heard about this around Christmas but I'd heard people calling it Christmas Crack. Well, when I went to my mom's for Christmas she told me that one of her customers (she's a mail carrier) gave her something that was yummy and she couldn't quite figure out what it was. OMG!!! This was exactly what she had. You should have seen the look on her face when I told her she
This looks like a great dessert to have on hand for company. I would get a kick out of telling people that it was saltines! They'd be shocked. 🙂
what an elegant dessert! you have definitely elevated the lowly saltine with this one : j
I just voted for you over at Babble.com! ♥- Katrina
ohhh, delicious. i'm a huge lover of the sweet/salty thing. love your addition of sea salt on top!
this looks tasty! i'm gonna try and make this tonight so i can have something to munch on with my coffee.
I've made these so many times—they're so simple, so addictive, and everybody eats them up. When you tell them how to make them, they're always like,"REALLY? That's it?" I just got a box of Saltines for when my stomach wasn't feeling well recently–and I know what I'm doing with the leftovers. 🙂
My mom's been making this my whole life and it might be my favorite dessert ever! Try making it with semisweet chocolate chips, its divine!
Ok so I was seriously about to break out the super intimidating candy thermometer and the boring Paula Dean toffee recipe (no offence to her, I love the woman) But then I came upon this! OoooOoooOooh toffee but not so boring with the saltines? Woah. I gotta try it. And of course you added sea salt so I'm sold just on that. Oh and I'm returning the candy thermometer and making these for
Hi Tilly… actually you don't *need* the offset spatula, but it helps make the spreading A LOT easier! Enjoy!
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