Easy Toffee

I love making sweets that can be made on a whim because they only require a few minutes and staple ingredients.  I learned this toffee recipe in an elementary school cooking class and have been making it from memory ever since.  It doesn’t get any easier!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet and line with a sleeve of saltine crackers.  In a saucepan on medium, combine 1 stick of butter and 1 cup brown sugar.  Stir continuously.  When it comes to a boil, slowly pour mixture over crackers and spread with a spatula.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  That’s why I love this recipe!  Bake 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1 bag milk chocolate chips and if you wish, a half cup of chopped nuts.  Allow to melt, smoothing the chocolate with a spatula.  Once it has completely set {you can refrigerate to speed the process}, break into pieces.


Love s’mores?  Substitue saltines for graham crackers and top with marshmallows.

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


  • Reply September 24, 2011


    Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. This looks amazing! and toffee is one of my all time favs. I have always been too afraid to try to make it though. Maybe I’ll give it a shot? You have made me a hungry girl ;) Hope your weekend is fantastic.

  • Reply September 27, 2011

    Kim from Maiden D'Shade

    I love these! I have never thought to use graham crackers and marshmallows for a s’mores version. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply September 28, 2011


    Mmmm..this looks amazing. Pinning this to make very soon. Visiting from Homework.

  • Reply July 2, 2013


    I have made this before and it is SO good! Most people won’t guess there are saltines in there!

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