Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This makes a wonderful treat to serve at the holidays or to bring as a gift. I use the non-stick foil for this but a piece of buttered parchment paper lined in the pan will work fine also --- servings is only estimated, really it should be only one serving I could eat the whole thing myself, these are very addicting :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) package saltine crackers (make certain that you use the salted crackers and do not break)
  • 1 12 cups butter (preferably butter, margaine is not as good!)
  • 1 12 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips (can use semi-sweet)
  • 12 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped (or use almonds)


  1. Set oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a 10 x 15-inch baking sheet with non-stick foil (or use parchment paper).
  3. Place each cracker in a single layer in the baking sheet (add on more if needed to cover the sheet).
  4. In a medium saucepan bring the butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat.
  5. When the mixture comes to a FULL boil, boil for 3 minutes (set timer for 3 minutes after mixture reaches a full boil) you may reduce the heat so that the mixture does not boil over the saucepan.
  6. Mix in vanilla (if using) then immediately pour the hot mixture over the top of the crackers.
  7. Bake in a 400°F oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers, then spread using a back of a spoon to smooth out and cover.
  9. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the top.
  10. Place in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours or until set.
  11. Break into pieces and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
  12. Delicious!
Most Helpful

This candy is amazing and oh-so-easy. I'm sure you've heard of all the better-than-you-know-what cake recipes...this tops all any of them for a sweet treat. I leave the nuts off of 1/2 the pan because the kids don't like them.

Blessed Wyoming Mom November 29, 2011

Wow!!! Of all the candy I made this year, this was the big favorite. It is so good.....the saltine turns into a crunchy pastry-like base for the candy. I was surprised at how good it was, and how much people loved it. It was so easy too!! I couldn't get as many saltines on the pan as the recipe called for, but no matter. The nonstick foil was a great suggestion too....not sure how things would have gone without it. Makes alot of candy too. Great recipe!!!

saraquarius January 02, 2011

Yum. So easy, I even used whole wheat saltines and they are so very good. I sprinkled some coconut on top of the toffee layer, then the chocolate chips. I wish I would have had the milk chocolate chips, but I used semi-sweet ones, still great! It took only 10 minutes to make, the hardest part was letting them cool ;)

Grammabobbie April 17, 2010