Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars

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Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars are outrageously good. They’re buttery, crunchy, and filled with salted caramel chocolate in every bite!

toffee bars with chocolate and dusted with salt on a floral cake plate
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Need to take something to the cookie swap? This is your date! Do you want a treat that takes only a few ingredients to come together? Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars couldn’t be easier to make and take!

Here’s the best part…these decadent cookies have everything you love wrapped up in one great bite! Buttery round crackers, decadent caramel toffee, crunchy pecans and salted chocolate….OH MY! I can hardly contain myself.

Did you know it smells so good in my kitchen right now I can barely pull myself away to write this post? Look no further. Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars are perfect for holidays such as Christmas, or any day in between!

Step by Step Instructions

1 – Start by layering buttery round crackers in a 13 X 9 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Next, melt butter in a saucepan and stir in brown sugar over medium heat.

2 – Stir the sugar and butter constantly, allowing it to come to a boil for 2 minutes. Take off heat and stir in chopped pecans.

buttery crackers in a pan with salted chocolate being poured over them

3 – Pour the buttery toffee spread over the top of every cracker, covering each one with the mixture. Be careful! It’s hot!

toffee poured over crackers in a pan

4 – Pop the whole pan in a 350 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes until bubbly. Take out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

chocolate chips scattered over caramel in a pan

5 – Let the chocolate sit for about 1 minute to melt, then spread lightly with a knife or spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate with a dusting of sea salt.

chocolate being spread over salted caramel in a baking pan

6 – Freeze the toffee for at least 1 hour until set, then thaw for 15 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares. The caramel toffee magically makes its way to the bottom of the cookie and creates a delicious crust with those buttery crackers.

Recipe FAQs

Can these cookies be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze this recipe in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw on the kitchen counter overnight, then separate and enjoy.

Are the cookies hard to get out of the pan?

If you make these cookies without using baking spray first, they will be almost impossible to get out of the pan. To make sure they release easily, use parchment paper to line the bottom before adding ingredients.

Can I use another type of cracker?

Yes, you can definitely use another type of cracker like saltines or club crackers. I like the buttery taste of the round crackers, but others work just as well.

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Recipe Card

salted chocolate toffee bars on a cake plate

Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars

Salted Chocolate Toffee Bars are made with buttery crackers, decadent toffee, crunchy pecans, and salted chocolate.
4 from 3 votes
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Course: Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 147kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 2 sleeves buttery round crackers
  • 2 sticks butter 1 cup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • dusting of sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Layer buttery round crackers in a 13 X 9 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in brown sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Take off heat and stir in pecans.
  • Pour toffee mixture over buttery crackers in pan.  Cover entire surface of crackers.  
  • Bake crackers at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until bubbly.  
  • Take crackers out of oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  • Let chocolate sit for 1 minute to melt, then spread to cover crackers.  Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Freeze toffee bars for 1 hour to set.
  • Take out of freezer and allow to thaw for 15 minutes.  Cut into squares with a sharp knife and serve!

Notes

  • Use parchment paper to line the pan before adding ingredients and the cookies will release easily.
  • Spraying the parchment paper with baking spray will make it even easier.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Naturally I had to add my flair to it. I used dark chocolate morsels and “added” the pecans to the crackers AFTER I poured the toffee sugar mixture on the single layer of Ritz crackers. I also wanted more toffee flavor so after I took the tray out of the oven, I then added some Health English Toffee Bits and then the sea salt. I liked the mixture of flavors. These are a hit. This recipe was part of homemade gifts for Christmas presents. Thanks!

    1. Wow, June…you made my day! Thanks for sharing your ideas for loading up this recipe! I’ll be sure to try the extra toffee bits! 🙂

  2. 3 stars
    who can go wrong with brown sugar, butter and chocolate , right? Apparently, me!! So I used 2 sleeves of buttery crackers ( 34 x 2=68 crackers) as indicated..Yes in a 13 x 9 x 2 pan…I was suspicious…it just seemed like a LOT of crackers ratio to the caramel. But I proceeded anyway. mine came out kind of dry…. when cut after frozen, didn’t cut like the picture….we still ate them, but can’t serve to company that’s for sure….do you mind telling me how many crackers were in your sleeves? I want to make these again, but it didn’t seem like there was enough caramel mixture to cover…

    1. Hey Di. Yes, there are 32 crackers in a sleeve, so you are right. Did your caramel cover all of your crackers like it did in my picture of the recipe? You should have had enough caramel for it to cover all of the crackers like it did in the photo. Did you see how I staggered the crackers? That allows the caramel to seep down into all the crevices. The crust is crispy and not gooey, so perhaps that is not what you were expecting? If you felt like the crackers were too dry, try using half of them next time. Or, you could use a single row of saltine crackers or a single row of graham crackers instead.

    2. 4 stars
      The flavors were perfect. My next batch I’m going to crush the crackers in a gallon Ziplock so as to form a uniform layer on the bottom. I used parchment paper on the bottom but due the spaces in between the crackers I had to peel it away but it did help to pull right out of the pan with no mess.

      1. I did the modified recipe today and loved it. I took two rolls of crackers and crushed them in a gallon Ziplock. I melted a cube of butter during preheat and sprinkled on the crushed crackers. It made for a buttery mono layer. It also cut and made for an easy cleanup without having to spray the pan. Thanks for a wonderful holiday treat. It’s now my Daughter’s favorite.

    3. Mine crystalized and I followed the directions exactly as written – what did I do wrong?

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