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From the GRP Kitchen: Holiday Toffee

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Holiday cracker toffee is a simple and delicious recipe that has been around for as long as I can remember. It’s sweet, salty, crunchy with the perfect distribution of chocolate and toffee makes this one of my top tier desserts for the holidays. Not only is it a wonderful dessert but it can be packaged and given as a gift. The base ingredients are standard but the types of toppings are unlimited from: candies, crushed cookies,chopped nuts, pretzels etc… you can’t go wrong with this recipe!


  • 40-50 saltine crackers
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Optional Toppings

  • 1 cup toasted pecans optional
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt optional
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels optional
  • 1 cup candies optional
  • 1 cup toffee bits optional


Preheat the oven to 350º F.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Arrange crackers onto the sheet pan close together. Set aside.
  • Add butter and sugar to a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once it begins to bubble around the edges, allow to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour over crackers and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 5 minutes until bubbles. Remove from the oven.
  • Sprinkle on chocolate chips and allow to sit for about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Spread the softened chocolate evenly over the top of the crackers and caramel.
  • Sprinkle with preferred toppings of nuts, pretzels, candies, or sea salt, if using.
  • Freeze for 5 minutes to harden. To serve, break pieces of cracker toffee apart and place onto a plate. ENJOY