Sprinkled Toffee Homemade Valentine’s Candy

LAST UPDATED: Jan 27, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Jan 10, 2017 | By:

This four ingredient toffee recipe is the perfect Valentine’s Day sweet treat! Topped with sprinkles, this is an incredibly easy toffee that you’ll crave for every special occasion.

sprinkled toffee Valentine's Day candy on a white plate.

Years ago, I took a cooking class at my elementary school. It was unconventional to say the least, but it was fun to explore what became a passion for cooking and baking.

We created cookbooks, writing the recipes we made throughout the session and coloring a cover that was later bound. One of the recipes we made was saltine toffee, which became a family favorite because we almost always had the ingredients on hand and it only takes a few minutes to make.

It’s extremely adaptable! You can decorate it with sprinkles to make Valentine’s Toffee, use white chocolate and Cadbury eggs to make Saltine Toffee Easter Treats, swap out saltines for graham crackers and add marshmallows to make S’mores Toffee or make it classic Cracker Toffee!

homemade toffee made from melted chocolate and saltines, sprinkled with Valentine's sprinkles on a white plate.

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I still like making saltine toffee on occasion for the same reasons. I just have to have a plan to share in mind before I start because we’re all addicted to it.

So, I sprinkled it up for Valentine’s Day and made pretty little gift bags to share. Nothing like a little homemade treat to spread the love, any time of the year!

Why You’ll Love this Valentine’s Toffee

  • It’s fun and festive
  • It’s amazing! If you’ve had it, you’ll know why it’s such a crowd pleaser!
  • Foolproof
  • You don’t need a candy thermometer

Valentine’s Day Toffee Ingredients

  • Saltine Crackers – Salted, to create the toffee base. You can also use Ritz Crackers, Club Crackers or Graham Crackers.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your preference, keeping in mind that the crackers are salted.
  • Brown Sugar – Combines with butter to make the rich toffee layer.
  • Chocolate Chips – Use your favorite including milk chocolate, semi-sweet, dark or white chocolate.
  • Sprinkles – Have fun with it! The more festive, the better!
homemade toffee made from melted chocolate and saltines, sprinkled with Valentine's sprinkles on a white plate.

Variations

  • Use White Chocolate – It’s delicious either way!
  • Switch up your crackers for a fun variation
  • Use Different Sprinkles for Various Holidays
  • Add Valentine’s Day M&M’s

How to Make Valentine’s Toffee

  1. Prep – Preheat oven. Optional: Line cookie sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
  2. Layer 1 – Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers.
  3. Layer 2 – In a saucepan on medium, combine butter and brown sugar to create the amazing buttery toffee. Bring mixture to a boil stirring continuously 3-5 minutes. When it comes to a boil, slowly pour mixture over crackers and spread with a spatula. It doesn’t have to be perfect! Bake 5 minutes. This helps the toffee achieve the right consistency.
  4. Layer 3 – Remove from oven and cover with chocolate chips. Allow them to melt and spread to cover.
  5. Layer 4 – SPRINKLES! Cover toffee with sprinkles immediately.
  6. Allow to Set and Break Into Small or Medium Pieces

Tips

  • Line Baking Sheet – Use parchment, foil or a silicone liner for easy cleanup. Make sure it extends past your crackers because the mixture will spread.
  • High Altitude – You may need to increase boil time.
  • Be Careful – Toffee mixture is piping hot.
  • Decorate Quickly – Chocolate doesn’t take long to set.
  • Refrigerate or Freeze to Set – While unnecessary, it speeds up the process.
homemade toffee made from melted chocolate and saltines, sprinkled with Valentine's sprinkles on a white plate.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Can you freeze saltine toffee?

Unfortunately, no, it doesn’t freeze well. As it thaws, it turns mushy. It can however be refrigerated.

Where to Find Sprinkles

I sent a sneak preview to my friend Christina who immediately asked where I found the sprinkles. I desperately wanted a mix of pink, red, white and a few hearts, but Target’s selection was extremely limited.

However, there was a can of funfetti frosting sitting right next to them with red, white and heart sprinkles, for just $1.50 – all of the sprinkles were $4 or more, so win, right? I also had leftover pink sprinkles from Ani’s party, which is another little secret I use from time to time.

Most grocery store bakeries are happy to sell you sprinkles for a nominal fee and they have them in individual colors! The options are endless!

If you have plenty of time to plan, you can of course order your own Valentine’s Day sprinkles to be delivered right to your door!

homemade toffee made from melted chocolate and saltines, sprinkled with Valentine's sprinkles on a white plate.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – this saltine toffee can be stored for up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container refrigerated up to 2 weeks.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free – Simply swap with gluten free crackers.

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More Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Easy toffee made with saltines, decorated with valentine's sprinkles on a white plate.

Sprinkled Toffee Homemade Valentine’s Candy

Author: Julie Blanner
This cracker toffee is a timeless tradition and makes the perfect homemade Valentine's Day candy, great for gifting!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 12 ounces miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with a sleeve of saltine crackers.
  • In a saucepan on medium, combine butter and brown sugar. Stir continuously for 3 minutes. When it comes to a boil, slowly pour mixture over crackers and spread with a spatula. {It doesn't have to be perfect!}
  • Bake 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips, allow a minute or two to melt, smoothing the chocolate with a spatula.
  • Top with sprinkles.
  • Once it has completely set {you can refrigerate to speed the process}, cut or break into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories:101kcalCarbohydrates:11gProtein:1gFat:6gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:7mgSodium:25mgPotassium:62mgFiber:1gSugar:9gVitamin A:84IUCalcium:12mgIron:1mg
5 from 3 votes
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