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chocolate toffee bark on a sheet pan
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Chocolate Saltine Toffee Bark

Saltine crackers form a crunchy base for this easy Chocolate Saltine Toffee Bark (or Cracker Candy) that is always a crowd-pleaser at the holidays. Dark chocolate, toffee bits, and a pinch of flaked sea salt balance the sweetness of the rich toffee layer.
Prep Time30 mins
Freeze Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, easy toffee, holiday desserts, saltine toffee
Servings: 24
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00

Equipment

  • sheet pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Saucepan
  • Microwave Safe Bowl or Measuring Cup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Chopped Pecans (look for pre-chopped or chop them yourself)
  • 48 Saltine Crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 sticks (1/2 lb) Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 12 oz bag Dark Chocolate Chips (look for 60% cacao or higher)
  • 1 cup Heath Toffee Baking Bits (you can buy these with or without the chocolate)
  • 4 oz Milk Chocolate, for drizzling (optional)
  • Flaked Sea Salt, for topping (optional; I like Maldon flaked salt)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C.
  • Spread pecans out on a sheet pan and toast in the oven until fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking. Set aside.
  • Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper (this will prevent the toffee from sticking). Spray the parchment lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Arrange saltine crackers in a single layer on the sheet pan. (It’s okay to use broken crackers.)
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and light corn syrup. Cook over low until sugar is melted. Increase heat to medium and cook, stirring continuously, for about 5 minutes until the syrup simmers. Simmer for 5 to 6 more minutes until it turns a light caramel color (a candy thermometer should register 300 degrees).
  • Working slowly (be very careful - the toffee is super hot!) pour the toffee over the saltines. Use a spatula to spread it out to evenly cover the top.
  • Let the toffee sit for 2-3 minutes until it is cooled slightly and then scatter chocolate chips over top. Let stand until chocolate is melted and then use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the toffee.
  • Scatter the toffee baking bits and pecans over the melted chocolate. Freeze until set, about 20 minutes.
  • Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave, stirring frequently. Drizzle in thin lines over all of the toffee. Sprinkle a small amount of flaked sea salt on top.
  • Return to the freezer until fully set, about 20 minutes more. Carefully invert the toffee onto a large cutting board or counter and peel off parchment paper. Break into pieces.
  • Store toffee in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Serve chilled.

Notes

Recipe inspired by Chocolate Brittle Surprise but adapted to be made on the stovetop.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg