Chocolate Toffee Bark

Here is another one of those recipes that I must have been buried under a rock for part of my lifetime.  It has been out there forever, but I’ve never had it.  Last weekend we got together for one of our family luncheons and Ken my sister-in-law brings in lots of goodies.  This being one of them and I just had to nibble before lunch and oh my!!!  This stuff is fabulous!  Then I was blown away when she told me the base was saltine crackers.  Unbelievable!  I knew right then and there that I would have to make it and I am not a candy lover, but this is really good.

After arriving home and searching the web for the recipe I found hundreds of  variations. Some use white chocolate while others add peppermint.  Play around with the topping and make it your way.   It’s easy!   The tricky part can be cooking the caramel.  Stir the butter and sugar constantly as it is melting.  Once it starts boiling I cooked it exactly five minutes  NO stirring as it boils.  This mixture is very easy to burn.  Make sure that the heat is not too high.  I have an electric range and the temperature is 0-10.  I cooked the mixture on 5.  After cooking the caramel the rest is a cinch to put together.

Place a sleeve of saltines , salt side up, on a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or foil that has been liberally sprayed with Pam.

Stirring constantly bring 2 sticks of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar to a boil.  After mixture comes to a boil cook without stirring for 5 minutes.  Pour mixture over crackers.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. This is what it should look like when it come out of the oven.

Add 12 oz. of milk chocolate.  Let it sit for about 5 minutes until melted and use the back of a spoon to spread over the top.

Then add 3/4 cup of toffee chips.

Place in the freezer for about an hour.  Using a spatula pop the bark from the pan and break into pieces.  Try not to eat any!!!

Chocolate Toffee Bark  from Ken

  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers about 25
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup toffee chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a jelly roll pan or a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Lay crackers in a single layer salt side up on the baking sheet.  The crackers should touch.
  4. In a small heavy saucepan heat butter and sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes without stirring.
  6. Add chopped pecans and stir.
  7. Pour the caramel and pecan mixture over the crackers.  Spread with the back of a spoon.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers.  Let them sit for a few minutes.  Spread with the back of a spoon.
  10. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of toffee chips.
  11. Cover and freeze for about an hour.
  12. Break apart.

Other variations you might want to check out:

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93 responses to “Chocolate Toffee Bark

  1. Kids love to make this!
    I used to get it as a gift from a family who had 5 kids – so, as they grew, I got a tin of it a year from at least one of them for a number of years. It is really, surprisingly addictive and yummy!
    So, I started making it with my students and they loved making it. :)
    V

  2. Isn’t this a wonderful & simple treat & everybody seems to love them! Happy Holidays!!

  3. This really looks fabulous. Time and God willin’ I’d like to try this before the holiday. I love the food and recipes you showcase here. It is a pleasure to visit. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  4. I’ve seen this recipe, years ago, but never have made it! Thanks for digging it out from under your rock and sharing it with us! :)

  5. i LOVE this stuff–it’s a staple for our christmas dessert table. should i make it year-round, i’d be as big as a house. :)

  6. Ashton- 1st :)

    I learned that burning the sugar will result in an awful flavor to the caramel and you will have to start over :)

  7. Noelle 1st

    I learned that the base of the dessert is a saltine cracker.

  8. linds

    baking for 10 is the best way to make them taste good cause its not to much and not to little

  9. Kaley G. 1st pd

    I learned that you can use saltine crackers to make chocolate toffee bark. I wouldn’t think that would be used, but it looks good!

  10. grace wilemon

    I learned that even though saltine crackers are salty they can make a great combination with sweet chocolate, pecans, and the rich taste of caramel.

  11. victoria 1st

    I learned that you have to let this recipe freeze for about an hour

  12. Haley

    I learned that you make these using saltine crackers.

  13. cory m

    i learned that you do not stir when its boiling. and if u burn the sugar it will taste horribleX(

  14. DMS1st

    I learned you can bake chocolate on a saltine cracker

  15. amanda ricciardi

    You must let the butter and sugar boil for 5 minutes without stiring. After its all finished you have to let it freeze for about an hour. I’ve never seen this before nor heard of it but looks good to eat!

  16. wayne 1st

    i learned that you have to be especially careful when making the caramel but if it is done correctly, then the rest of the recipe is easy to make.

  17. Evan Foerster

    I learned that you can take everday household ingredients such as saltine crackers and brown sugar to make something different and with better taste.

  18. Taylor Miles

    I learned caramel and butter mixture is easy to burn

  19. Taylor Miles

    ^^^ i meant brown sugar

  20. Bailey Barnett

    I learned that saltine crackers make it even better with the other ingredients.

  21. dre dat guy

    I learned that you can use saltine crackers to make chocolate toffee bark. I wouldn’t think that would be used, but it looks good!

  22. andrea brown

    i learned that you can not burn the sugar

  23. Courtney Thompson 1st

    These look like a sweet and salty treat, and i would like to make them

  24. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you have to cover and freeze it for an hour before you eat it!

  25. Angel W.

    I do not like saltine crackers and this might be the only way I eat them.

  26. Brittany

    i learned that the saltine crackers is a great combination with a sweet chocolate!

  27. britnee williams

    i learned that you can use somethings as simple as some saltines and chocolate to make a deliscous snack!i didnt know something salty and sweet could mix so well!

  28. Hector Melara

    i learned the crackers have to be salt side up and not touching

  29. Jessica Shearer

    I learned that you should freeze it for an hour before breaking apart and eating. Also, this looks really easy and good I might try it sometime!

  30. Hayley

    Looks very tasty!! I learned that when you spread the pecan and caramel mixture, you use the back of a spoon to spread it.

  31. Tiffany Brown 2nd

    I learned that even though saltine crackers are salty they can make a great combination with sweet chocolate, pecans, and the rich taste of caramel. Also you have to cover them before you freeze.

  32. archie

    learned u had to let them freeze for a few minutes before breaking apart

  33. Paige Horton 2nd.

    I Learned that you have to constantly stir the sugar and butter for about 5 minutes as its melting.

  34. Paige S

    I learned that you have to stir the sugar and the butter constantly while its melting, but when its boiling not too.

  35. Erin

    I learned that the crackers have to be salt side up and they have to cook for 10 minutes.

  36. cristian valecnia

    I learned that the dishes base it saltine crackers.

  37. mary depaola

    i learned that you have to freeze it for an hour before you eat it.

  38. Grayling

    I learned that there are graham crackers used in this recipie and they play a bigger part than i’d imagined.

  39. whitney hobbs

    After reading how to prepare Chocolate Toffee Bark, I learned you should begin by placing a sleeve of saltines , salt side up, on a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or foil that has been liberally sprayed with Pam.

  40. Brittany Collins

    I learned that it’s better to let it freeze, then eat it, rather then to try & eat it before it hardens. :)

  41. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned through reading the recipe that it is extremely important to stir the sugar and butter constantly while cooking the caramel. You want the perfect consistency!

  42. courtney vasquez

    i learned that you can use crackers to make it

  43. mallory l.

    I learned that you have to cover and freeze it an hour before you eat it.

  44. Kiara

    I didn’t know that you had to wait for an hour until the toffee would be ready.

  45. Beth 3rd

    I learned that you heat butter and sugar together stirring it constantly and after you finish with everything you have to let it freeze for about an hour.

  46. morgan jones

    I learn that in this recipe you should stir the sugar and the butter as it is melting and once it starts boiling then don’t start it at all leave it alone but make sure the heat is not too high

  47. Tyra Alston 3rd

    i learned that these are easy to make if you make the caramel right. i also learned that you can use crackers to make them .

  48. Catie M. 3rd

    I learned that you use saltine crackers to make these.

  49. Jude Thornton 3rd

    I learned from this recipe that you should not stir the butter and sugar as the mixture boils.

  50. Austin Cunningham

    i learned that you can use saltine crackers to make toffee

  51. aimee stephens

    hmm didnt know that a carmal and butter mixture is easy to burn..this recipe sounds amazing.

  52. frederick welch

    I learned that you should stir this constantly.

  53. Tiffany Swanson

    I learned you use saltine crakers to make these. I found that very interesting.

  54. Morgan Woods

    I learned that burning the sugar will result in a horrible flavor to the caramel and you will have to start over.

  55. brianna oliver

    i learned that this recipe is made with saltine crackers

  56. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that you need to let the recipie freeze for about and hour.

  57. ashley cunningham

    i learned that if you burn the sugar it will make the caremal taste really bad and you will have to start over also that you use saltine crackers to make it.

  58. Maeghan D

    i learned that you should spread the caramel out with the back of a spoon and let it freeze for about an hour

  59. Rebecca Bass 4th

    I learned that you use saltines, and even though their salty they still mix good with the sweetness of the chocolate.

  60. Morgan Barnwell 4th

    i learned that you have to be extremely careful to not burn and ruin this recipe

  61. jamile.h

    I learned that you have to add crackers to Chocolate Toffee Bark

  62. Raenah B. 4TH

    I learned that you should lay crackers in a single layer salt side up on the baking sheet and the crackers should touch

  63. oliviaalbanese4th

    i learned you use 1 sleeve of saltine crackers !

  64. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that the hardest part is cooking the caramel; you have to stir the sugar and butter constantly.

  65. morgan hollomon

    i learned you can bake chocolate onto crakers

  66. Chelsea Tidwell 4th

    I learned that you have to stir the butter and sugar continuously until it starts to boil, but as it is boiling do not stir it.

  67. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you can use saltine crackers as the base, I didn’t even think of that to be a base for toffee.

  68. Cole Small

    I learned that you can use saltine crackers to make chocolate toffee bark. And i learned that Mrs Lupo is brilliant!

  69. Jared Miller 4th

    I learned that you have to keep stirring the butter and sugar.

  70. katie schindehette

    I learned that burning the sugar will result in an awful flavor to the caramel and you will have to start over unless you like gross stuff!

  71. nikki burns 4th

    bring sugar and butter to a boil for 5 minutes without stirring

  72. Melijah Mason

    I learned that the bottom of the dessert is a saltine cracker.

  73. Ali Nayeem

    I learned that saltine crackers are good with chocolate.

  74. Jorman 4th

    this is a creative way to eat crackers, i would have normally just eaten them plain, but this is another creative way to make something in your spare time

  75. travis a platt

    you can make this with all different toppings so this is a good recipe.

  76. arkell evans

    I learned that saltine crackers and chocolate obviously makes a good combination.

  77. Payton Horton

    This seems like a hard dish to make but I learned that you have to stir the butter and sugar constantly over heat but not when it comes to a boil.

  78. tahir

    i learned that the base was actually made of saltine crackers.

  79. janasia

    i learned that you can use saltine crackers to make a delicious treat.

  80. Noel

    I learned that you can use saltine crackers to make this along with many other ingredients.

  81. Olivia Walker

    I learned that in order to keep the chocolate toffee bark fresh and delicious then you need to freeze it for at least an hour.

  82. Jackie

    I learned that the crackers shouldn’t touch.

  83. tyler edenfield

    i learned you can make saltine crackers taste good!!

  84. Destiny Williams

    I had no idea saltine crackers could be useful for making a sweet snack such as toffee.

  85. astrid 1st pd

    i learned that you have top use 2 sticks of unsalted butter.

  86. Ivry

    I learned that you aren’t supposed to stir the caramel as it is boiling and it can easily burn.

  87. Maryann Rodriguez 3rd.

    After mixture comes to a boil cook without stirring for 5 minutes

  88. Alina 4th pd

    I learned that you have to CONSTANTLY stir the butter and sugar as its melting.

  89. Sydnee Council 3rd period

    i learned that chocolate and salty crackers mix well together.

  90. ALEXXXX:)

    I learned that you have to cover and freeze it for an hour before you eat it

  91. madison hayes

    I learned that you have to CONSTANTLY stir the butter and sugar as its melting. and cooking with carmel is very hard

  92. james

    I learned to Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. Let them sit for a few minutes. Spread with the back of a spoon

  93. Ondea Stokes

    I learned that you absolutely can NOT burn the sugar

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