Easy Toffee Candy

I flipped through my recipe box this morning while breakfast was cooking, and found this old favorite:

Easy Toffee Candy
makes 50 pieces – great for gifts

1 1/4 cups butter, divided
35-40 saltine-style crackers
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cups finely chopped walnuts

  1. Melt 1/4 cup butter; pour into foil-lined jelly roll pan.
  2. Arrange crackers over butter, evenly spaced.
  3. Melt remaining butter; add sugar and boil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and add condensed milk. Spread over crackers.
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, until bubbly and slightly darkened.
  6. Remove from oven, cool 1 minute, and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes (until chocolate is soft and melty) and spread.
  7. Sprinkle with nuts; press lightly into chocolate.
  8. Cool; refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  9. Remove foil and cut candy.

Yum! Rich, delicious and very impressive, and much faster and easier than it sounds. No one can ever guess the saltine cracker base – it tastes a lot like Almond Roca.


  1. I’m heading out to the store to get the ingredients! Thanks for posting this recipe!

  2. Ooooh, yum! I don’t have a lot of baking stuff around the house, but I do have those ingredients, minus the chocolate chips. I may have to splurge and go get some!

  3. Headmistress, zookeeper says:

    We did try these, and oh. My.

    They are so delicious. I love toffee anyway, and this stuff is addicting. Pipsqueak made them herself, and I think she might should have boiled the sugar just a wee bit longer, but still- delicious. This is definitely a keeper of a recipe!

  4. Headmistress, zookeeper says:

    Mmmm, that looks yummy. We’ll be trying these out in the next day or two! Thanks!

  5. We call these “Poor Man’s Toffee” and they are completely addicting (in a marvelous way!). However, we’ve never made ’em with the sweetened condensed milk. Oh, the yum factor just went up in my book. I will definitely have to try them this way!

    Thanks for the reminder of a yummy treat!

  6. I have made these before and they are truly delicious!!

  7. stephanie says:

    These sound yummy!

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