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This amazing toffee recipe is totally addictive and so easy to make!
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The Ritz cracker toffee recipe is completely addictive. This homemade candy is likely to be gone just minutes after it’s finished. They call it “Christmas Crack” for a reason. The best part? You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to make this delicious treat.

This holiday snack is easy to make and combines just four ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards. You might want to even try the white chocolate peppermint version.

ritz cracker toffee

MORE SIMILAR RECIPES:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee | Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies


RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE INGREDIENTS

ritz cracker toffee raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • Box of Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch of sea salt optional

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Garnishing: You can also choose to use other optional garnishes of your liking! You can use M&Ms, sea salt, or another ingredient of your choosing. I’ve used cream eggs and candy corn for other seasons.

Holiday Effect: If you want to up the holiday effect, try adding bits of candy canes for a mint chocolate treat. The sky’s the limit with this one!

HOW TO MAKE THIS RITZ CRACKER TOFFEE RECIPE

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

STEP TWO: 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.

STEP THREE: Place your butter and brown sugar in a pot and heat until completely melted. Boil for 2-4 minutes until it looks like the picture below and resist the urge to stir it – that can actually ruin your caramel.

ritz cracker toffee process shot

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.

ritz cracker toffee process shot

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

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

ritz cracker toffee process shot

STEP EIGHT: 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.

STEP NINE: Once the pan has cooled off, 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.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.

close up shot of ritz cracker toffee stacked on top of each other

While the holidays are a joyful time, they are also a busy time. 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 for a quick and easy treat to bring to a party.

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Ritz Cracker Toffee

5 from 13 votes
This amazing 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
  

  • Box of Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • pinch sea salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425F. 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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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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