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White Chocolate Peppermint Cracker Toffee

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One of my favorite homemade candies, no matter what the occasion, is this Ritz cracker toffee – so I thought I’d get festive and make a Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee for the holidays!


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No matter what (or if) you celebrate during the month of December, everyone can agree that this Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee is the perfect easy candy recipe to treat yourself and your guests to – crunchy, sweet toffee topped with a smooth layer of white chocolate sprinkled with little bursts of peppermint!

Feel free to substitute your favorite holiday candy for the peppermint candies, or just opt for seasonal sprinkles.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

This whole recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and then it just sets up in the fridge as you get ready for your holiday get-together (or just get into some cozy pyjamas and make a cup of hot chocolate if you’re making this as a late night treat).

The last time I made a white chocolate cracker toffee I used candy melts and placed it in the microwave – this time, I used chopped almond bark. I didn’t love how it turned out in the oven and still prefer melting the topping in the microwave, if your pan isn’t too hot to be placed in there.

Ingredients To Make Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

  • 12 Ritz crackers (enough to cover the bottom of your chosen pan)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or white candy melts
  • 10 Peppermint Candies
  • Red sprinkles, optional

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

How to Make Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and melt.
3. Avoid the urge to stir it too much, as that can separate the caramel.
4. Meanwhile, line a baking tray and cover the bottom with saltine crackers (or Ritz crackers – my favourite!)

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee
5. Bring the caramel to 250F if you have a candy thermometer, or to about this colour – it should be a consistent texture with no standing butter.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee
6. Pour the caramel over the crackers and spread to the edges with an offset spatula.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee
7. Place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes until the caramel has formed a hard candy with the crackers.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

8. Meanwhile, chop up your almond bark or measure out your candy melts.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

9. Sprinkle enough white candy melts or chopped almond bark over the toffee to cover it completely, and then melt in the microwave in 30-45 second bursts. Spread with an offset spatula to cover.
10. Place the peppermint candies in a small bag and smash with a mallet or rolling pin.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee
11. Sprinkle the crushed peppermints over the melted chocolate while it is still wet and then add on sprinkles, if using.
12. Place the whole thing in the fridge and allow to set at least one hour.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee

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Peppermint White Chocolate Cracker Toffee


Ingredients

  • 12 Ritz crackers (enough to cover the bottom of your chosen pan)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or white candy melts
  • 10 Peppermint Candies
  • Red sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and melt.
  3. Avoid the urge to stir it too much, as that can separate the caramel.
  4. Meanwhile, line a baking tray and cover the bottom with saltine crackers (or Ritz crackers – my favourite!)
  5. Bring the caramel to 250F if you have a candy thermometer, or to about this colour – it should be a consistent texture with no standing butter.
  6. Pour the caramel over the crackers and spread to the edges with an offset spatula.
  7. Place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes until the caramel has formed a hard candy with the crackers.
  8. Sprinkle enough white candy melts or chocolate chips over the toffee to cover it completely, and then melt in the microwave in 30-45 second bursts. Spread with an offset spatula to cover.
  9. Place the peppermint candies in a small bag and smash with a mallet or rolling pin.
  10. Sprinkle the crushed peppermints over the melted chocolate while it is still wet and then add on sprinkles, if using.
  11. Place the whole thing in the fridge and allow to set at least one hour.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 5235
  • Sugar: 594
  • Sodium: 709
  • Fat: 279
  • Saturated Fat: 170
  • Unsaturated Fat: 81
  • Trans Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 692
  • Protein: 24
  • Cholesterol: 528

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