We always loved going to grandma’s house, but visiting around the holidays was even sweeter. She would make all sorts of candies for us to munch on as we played with our cousins and opened up our presents. The best was her Toffee Crack! We grandkids really thought the name was quite funny and we loved the taste of it even more. She’d take salty crackers and drizzle them with some homemade toffee, then add a bit of melted chocolate and top them with all of our favorite things. The way she’d sprinkle them with the satisfying flaky salt ensured there was just the right amount of salty to go with the sweet. Toffee Crack is a must at all of our holiday gatherings now and we think you should follow suit, because it’s just so tasty!


For the toffee-covered crackers:

  • 35 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, well-packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup chocolate chips


  • pecans, to taste, chopped
  • toffee bits, to taste
  • flaky salt, to taste
  • white vanilla-flavored melting wafers, to taste, melted


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan with nonstick foil.

Step 3 –Place the crackers in a single layer in the prepared pan.

Step 4 –In a 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, add the butter and the brown sugar, stirring frequently and allowing them to melt.

Step 5 –Bring the brown sugar mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.

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Step 6 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat and stir the vanilla extract and the salt into the brown sugar mixture.

Step 7 –Pour the toffee mixture over the saltines and evenly spread it over the crackers.

Step 8 –Bake the toffee-covered crackers until the toffee is bubbling vigorously, about 5 minutes.

Step 9 –Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee-covered crackers and cover the pan with foil. Let them sit for 5 minutes.

Step 10 –Discard the foil and use an offset spatula to gently spread the melted chocolate over the toffee-coated crackers.

Step 11 –Sprinkle the Toffee Crack with the pecans, the toffee bits, and the flaky salt, then drizzle with the melted white wafers.

Step 12 –Let the Toffee Crack set at room temperature until it is completely cooled or chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Step 13 –Carefully peel away the foil from the bottom of the Toffee Crack and then crack it into bite-size pieces.

Step 14 –Serve.