Chocolate Toffee Crack Recipe

by Anne Maxfield on January 19, 2017

Accidental Locavore Toffee Crack You may want to stop reading here.

This toffee really is like crack.

Easy and addictive.

And you probably have all four ingredients in your kitchen.

Don’t blame the Accidental Locavore for this.

Makes one large sheet pan.

Toffee Crack:

  • 40 saltine crackers (or more to fill the pan)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Accidental Locavore Toffee Crack CrackersPre-heat oven to 350°.

Spray a sheet pan with vegetable spray.  Line with crackers.

Put the butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Spread sugar and butter mixture evenly over the crackers.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool slightly (mostly so you don’t burn yourself), then top with chocolate chips.

As chips melt, spread them out until the crackers are covered.

Let cool completely, break into pieces. Serve and enjoy! 

Accidental Locavore Butter for Toffee CrackMy verdict:

Blame my cousin Ellen (and her friend Mollie). She gave me a bag for Christmas.

I should never have gotten the recipe. It’s amazingly good and stupidly easy.

Mine wasn’t as good as Ellen’s but we talked it out and I think it was the sugar.

Light or dark brown sugar or a mix will work, but don’t make my mistake and use a granular (organic) brown sugar. It doesn’t melt thoroughly and my batch came out a little grainy.

For a large sheet pan, it’s a little more than a sleeve of saltines. I put them all salty side up. Ellen has done it like that and mixed it up. She says it doesn’t matter and I believe her.

This is Ellen’s advice: “You can also sprinkle toasted sliced almonds on top of the chocolate, but Mollie does not use nuts and her toffee crack is perfect.”








{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne Maxfield February 15, 2018 at 8:55 am

LOL! Julia would approve!

Richard February 14, 2018 at 10:46 pm

This seemed idiot proof enough for me to make a batch to split up and give away to people for Valentine’s Day. It was indeed idiot proof and so addictive that I kept the whole tray, which could feed an army.

Word to the wise, though: it takes a while for these things to cool off. You can make it in 20 minutes but that doesn’t mean you can pack up parts and then run out the door and start delivering it. Which is another good excuse to just keep them. After all, if a tray of these disappear in your kitchen, does anyone know that they were there?

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