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Ritz Cracker Toffee

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This amazing Ritz cracker toffee recipe is totally addictive and so easy to make!
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  1. RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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This easy Ritz cracker toffee recipe is completely addictive and I bet that this homemade candy will be gone just minutes after it’s made. Buttery Ritz crackers are topped with crunchy caramel toffee and rich chocolate for this irresistible treat.

If you love this sweet treat, you might want to try our chocolate peanut toffee and chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies.

RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • Box of Ritz crackers
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch of sea salt, optional

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

GARNISH: You can also choose to use other optional garnishes of your liking for this great recipe! You can use M&Ms, sea salt, toffee bits, or another favorite topping. I’ve used cream eggs and candy corn for other seasons.

HOLIDAY EFFECT: If you want to up the holiday effect, try adding Christmas sprinkles or bits of candy canes for a mint chocolate treat. The sky’s the limit with this crack toffee!

CRACKERS: This simple toffee recipe also works well with saltine crackers.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 425°F. Start out by lining your baking sheet with parchment paper because this is going to get sticky!

STEP TWO: Place crackers in an even layer along the bottom of the pan. When I had a bit of a gap, I just broke a cracker in half and fit the cracker pieces in.

PRO TIP:

Try to create even layers of crackers that are touching. This ensures that the toffee doesn’t run through the cracks, making it hard to remove from the pan.

STEP THREE: Place your butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat on the stove top until completely melted. Boil for 2 to 4 minutes until it looks like the picture below.

PRO TIP:

Resist the urge to stir the caramel mixture – that can actually ruin your caramel.

STEP FOUR: Immediately pour your homemade caramel over top of the Ritz crackers. Use an offset spatula (the kind you use for icing cakes) to spread that gooey caramel evenly across the crackers.

STEP FIVE: Pop the tray of crackers into the oven for 5 minutes to help thicken and set the caramel.

PRO TIP:

Keep a close eye on this in the oven and don’t overbake. You don’t want the edges of the crackers to burn or this treat will taste burnt.

STEP SIX: Carefully remove the crackers and place them on a heat-proof surface for the next step.

STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle chocolate chips in an even layer on top of the toffee. Pop the tray back in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to help the chocolate chips melt a bit.

STEP EIGHT: Remove the baking tray and immediately spread the melted chocolate chips with the offset spatula. The chocolate chips may not melt completely but you don’t want to risk burning the chocolate and ruining the whole pan.

STEP NINE: Let pan cool and then put it in the fridge to finish setting for up to 2 hours. It will get hard enough that you can “crack” it or slice through it with a sharp knife.

HOW TO SERVE

This Christmas crack recipe is a yummy treat to make during the holiday season. Both for snacking and giving as gifts. Add this to a gift box or cookie tin along with our butterscotch haystacks and reindeer pretzels.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers of this delicious treat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Holiday baking is time-consuming and sometimes those parties sneak up on you before you’ve really had time to get all of your goodies made. It’s a good idea to have a go-to recipe like this Ritz cracker toffee for a quick and easy treat to bring to a party or even give as a gift.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use a different type of cracker for this recipe?

This easy cracker toffee recipe could be made with any buttery cracker that you are able to get at the grocery store.

How do I store this treat?

You can keep this cracker toffee in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

Why did this treat turn out chewy?

Your final product may have turned out chewy either because you didn’t boil the butter and caramel long enough or because you didn’t cool the treat long enough before breaking into pieces.

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Ritz Cracker Toffee stacked on top of each other

Ritz Cracker Toffee

5 from 14 votes
This amazing Ritz cracker toffee recipe is totally addictive and so easy to make!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Ritz crackers
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • pinch sea salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Start out by lining your baking tray with parchment because this is going to get sticky!
  • Place your Ritz crackers in an even layer along the bottom of the pan. When I had a bit of a gap, I just broke a cracker in half and fit it in.
  • Next, place your butter and brown sugar in a pot and heat until completely melted. Boil for 2 to 4 minutes and resist the urge to stir it – that can actually ruin your caramel.
  • Immediately pour your homemade caramel over top of the Ritz crackers. Use an offset spatula (the kind you use for icing cakes) to spread that gooey caramel evenly across the crackers.
  • Pop the tray of crackers into the oven for 5 minutes to help thicken and set the caramel.
  • Carefully remove the crackers after 5 minutes and place on a heat-proof surface for the next step.
  • Next, sprinkle your chocolate chips in an even layer on top of your caramelized-crackers. Pop the tray back in the oven to help the chocolate chips melt a bit.
  • After 2-3 minutes, remove the tray and immediately spread the chocolate chips with the offset spatula. The chocolate chips may not melt completely but you don’t want to risk burning the chocolate and ruining the whole pan.
  • Once the pan has cooled off, put it in the fridge to finish setting for about 2 hours. It will get hard enough that you can “crack” it or slice through it with a sharp knife.

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Notes

TIP: Resist the urge to stir the caramel mixture – that can actually ruin your caramel.
TIP: Keep a close eye on this in the oven and don’t overbake. You don’t want the edges of the crackers to burn or this treat will taste burnt.
TIP: Try to create even layers of crackers that are touching. This ensures that the toffee doesn’t run through the cracks, making it hard to remove from the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Kerry says

    5 stars
    I found melting the chocolate in the microwave 30sec, stir, then 15 sec increments was better then in the oven. Excellent recipe!

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