Easy Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee Recipe

I have been making Easy Christmas Saltine Toffee Recipe for years. Also know as Valentine’s Day Crack, lol.  My sister originally introduced it to me and the other day I thought why should this amazing toffee only be made once a year so we adapted this Valentines Day Toffee Recipe.

Yes, I understand that you crave something more the less you have it. My solution for this is that I would make the saltine toffee base the same but mix things up with the chocolate toppings.

Instead of semi-sweet and butterscotch chips, I would use white and red chips. Either way we call this dessert crack because you can not eat just one.

I had fun making this for Valentine’s Day and already starting to think what I can make for St. Patrick’s day and Easter. Perhaps I will make the pretzel toffee recipe I have made a few years ago to mix things up. Either way, hope you enjoy this recipe and get creative with your easy toffee recipe. 

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Valentine’s Day Toffee Recipe

This is such an easy toffee recipe that does not require a candy thermometer like regular toffee recipe. You only need a few ingredients and a little imagination.

Ok, maybe not imagination just willing to experiment with flavor combinations. Start by layering a sheet pan with saltine crackers. I have tried whole wheat and unsalted, you need to go with the traditional saltine crackers. 


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Do I need a candy Thermometer to make saltine toffee?

No Just Melt butter and sugar until bubbly. Don’t walk away, you don’t want to burn this or you will have to start over.   This is Christmas crack converted for Valentines Day. 


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Pour the melted butter/brown sugar mixture evenly over the crackers and bake for 5 minutes. 


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We used white chocolate morsels for this recipe.  You can try using colored chocolate discs as well as the white chocolate ones melted better for me.  

Sprinkle your chocolate morsels over the hot crackers and place back in the oven for 2 minutes. (The white chips I used did not melt very well. I went back and added white chocolate discs)


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How to Make Pink Chocolate

Add a few red chips/chocolate discss and spread the mixture to get a marble effect. You can also use pink chocolate melting discs. 

Top with festive sprinkles if you desire and allow the saltine bark to set completely. 


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Either break or cut the easy saltine toffee recipe into serving sizes. 


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This was an easy dessert that I am sure will be a keeper in your home. 


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Bet you can’t eat just one of these sweet saltine toffee pieces. 


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Easy Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe

Easy Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe

Yield: 70 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A simple recipe that tastes like fancy toffee but this saltine cracker toffee takes less but doesn't sacrifice the flavor  Valentines Day crack toffee.


  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers, 35 fit in my jelly roll pan
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips, I use a combination of semi-sweet and butterscotch often
  • 1 cup of topping such as nuts, heath bits or crushed candy cane


  1. Preheat your oven to 350*
  2. Melt the butter and the brown sugar in a heavy bottomed pan, and let boil for 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, line a jelly roll or cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Line the crackers closely together on the pan.
  5. Evenly pour the butter/sugar mixture over the crackers being careful to cover most of the crackers.
  6. Put the pan into the oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the chips onto the bubbly mixture and allow to melt slightly. ( you can also put back into the oven for a minute or 2)
  8. Smooth the melted chips among the saltine crackers, covering the entire sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with desired toppings and press into the melted chocolate slightly.
  10. Place entire pan in the fridge until hardened.
  11. Once hardened, peel off the tin foil and break into desired size pieces.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1 cracker size
Amount Per Serving Calories 267Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 17mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 2g

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  1. This looks like a fun recipe the kids can help make. We’ll have to give this a try for Valentines day.

  2. My daughter is begging to make a valentine sweet. This one looks easy enough to let her help with! Thanks!

  3. Candy crack is right!!! I would be very intimidated to try a traditional toffee recipe but I would definitely try this. Starting with saltines is so smart.
    Thumbs up!

  4. I made this recipe for Christmas but I never thought to use White Choocolate. This looks so festive for Valentines Day!! And that treat is soooo good!!!

  5. I have never thought about trying toffee, this looks so good, I love the crackers! I am going to try this with my kids this weekend. Thanks

  6. This is such a neat recipe. I’ve never made anything like this before. I bet that salt and crunch from the crackers is wonderful!

  7. Wow, I never thought of the red and white chips for the pink effect! Saltine toffee is one of our favorites and the girls will love making this!!!

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