Saltine Toffee Cookies are crunchy, buttery and absolutely addicting. A delicious combination of sweet and salty, they’re also called Christmas Crack for good reason!
I’ve seen many versions of these saltine toffee cookies floating around on Pinterest and Facebook at the start of the holidays but I didn’t understand what the fuss was all about. I mean, what’s so special about something made with saltine crackers?
Oh, how wrong I was! G brought home yesterday a few chunks of saltine toffee cookies from the batch his mom made that morning. I took one skeptical bite from the piece he offered me and before he knew what hit him, I was all over the whole stash!
The three to four pieces I polished off in a nanosecond awakened such a mad craving, I was in his mom’s kitchen this afternoon with the ingredients needed so she could teach me how to make them.
The perfect combination of sweet, salty, and buttery, these saltine toffee cookies are called Christmas crack for good reason. They’re absolutely addicting, you wouldn’t be able to stop at one! And they really should be reserved for Christmas as it’s the only time of the year we won’t feel guilty eating a ton. 🙂
For someone who swore off saltine crackers after three months of nothing but saltine crackers while pregnant, I have to admit the saltine crackers are where the magic lies here. As the butter and sugar harden into a toffee coating, the saltine crackers turn into a crunchy, buttery canvas for the layers of chocolate and chopped nuts.
Saltine toffee cookies are so easy to make, no mad skills needed. Just make sure to line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and generously spray the lining with nonstick cooking spray so it will be easier to peel off.
Once completely cooled, you can cut the cookie slab into neat squares with a knife or you can break into random pieces with your hands like I do. Any way you take a crack at it, this Christmas crack is bound to be your holiday addiction.
Saltine Toffee Cookies are crunchy, buttery and absolutely addicting. A delicious combination of sweet and salty, they're also called Christmas Crack for good reason!
- 1 sleeve saltine crackers (about 40 crackers)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Arrange saltine crackers in a single layer on cookie sheet.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and sugar and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for about 3 to 5 minutes or until foamy.
Pour the sugar mixture over the layer of saltines. Using a spatula, spread to fully coat saltines.
Bake in a 400 F oven for about 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate over the hot toffee. Let stand for 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Spread the chocolate to coat surface.
Sprinkle walnuts on top.
Refrigerate until completely cooled and hardened. Cut with a knife or break with hands into pieces.
First published January 7, 2014. Updated December 8, 2016, with new photos.