gltsoi (gltsoi) wrote,

White Trash Toffee

Sorry for the awful name – I assume it refers to the use of saltine crackers in the recipe. But, regardless of what it’s called, it’s a simple, quick and easy recipe that results in a highly addictive treat. I watched one of Steve’s friends sit next to the bowl and eat 6 pieces in a row. The recipe calls for nuts, but I used crushed candy cane for a festive holiday spin. Enjoy!


White Trash Toffee from


40 saltine crackers
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup unsalted butter
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup roughly chopped roasted almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Place the saltines side by side on a large rimmed baking sheet. (I put the salt side down)
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the butter and sugar just to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes, until thicker, but not until it becomes caramel.
  4. Pour butter and sugar mixture over saltines and place in oven for 3 minutes, or until very bubbly.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips all over the saltine mess and place back in the oven for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from the oven. Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate evenly over the saltines. Sprinkle lightly with chopped almonds.
  7. Allow to cool. Place cookie sheet in freezer for about an hour to set. Once hardened, remove and break into rustic pieces.

Makes about a 16" x 12" sheet of toffee, or, depending on the size of your pieces, about 15 to 25 pieces of toffee.

Tags: candy, chocolate, dessert, recipe
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