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Saltine Toffee Bark

These salty-sweet treasures make delightful gifts, and their flavor is simply irresistible. The bark is like brittle, but better. Get ready for a new family favorite! —Laura Cox, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 pounds


  • 40 saltines
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits


  • Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil. Arrange saltines in a single layer on foil; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Pour evenly over crackers.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over top. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Cool.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • High humidity can cause sugary treats to become tacky. It's best to make candy on drier days.
  • Matzo crackers are a great substitute for saltines and perfect for Passover.
  • For deeper, more nuanced flavors (toasty and a tad bitter—those are good things!), substitute brown sugar for white, or brown your butter before adding sugar.
  • Check out more ideas for barks and brittles.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 ounce: 171 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


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    • Jana
      Dec 28, 2019

      Made this for our family at Christmas. It was a love/meh response. Some thought it was a fantastic candy recipe and hoped I'd make it again, and about half of the rest of the family didn't care for it enough to have a second piece. Go figure.

    • rpj34God
      Dec 27, 2019

      Excellent recipe. Been using this for many years now. I use parchment paper rather than foil. So much easier than the foil.

    • Theresa
      Dec 23, 2019

      I used parchment paper and it worked good.

    • Lucy
      Dec 17, 2019

      I had the same problem as another person who made the recipe. The foil stuck and it was a sticky mess. What did I do wrong? In the video I don't even see foil. Should a heavier foil been used or can you make and not use foil just butter a pan? Would like to make again but don't want this to happen again.

    • Danella
      Dec 12, 2019

      I have this recipe in an old church cookbook

    • greatwithoutgluten
      Oct 29, 2019

      I make these all the time! So great and easy! I use gluten free crackers to make these gluten free for our family!

    • 328jason328328
      Dec 18, 2018

      I made this and put crushed candy canes and its now peppermint bark. Big hit with everyone.

    • wenona
      Dec 13, 2018

      Easy and truly delicious. Makes nice brittle for gift giving. Looks pretty in tins

    • 7833louis
      Dec 12, 2018

      These are so addictive, not to mention incredibly good and so easy to make. The only way I'll make them is when I need something to share otherwise I'd eat them all by myself. :) Thanks for sharing!

    • tomismyhusband
      Apr 25, 2018

      This bark is easy and delicious! It is hard to stop eating it. I made just as written and it turned out great. Next time may try dark chocolate chips. Highly recommend.