At my house, what do Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day have in common? Chocolate toffee cracker cookies, that’s what! I have no idea if these even qualify as cookies, but they’re more cookie than candy bark sooo they’re cookies to me!

My mom started making these back when I was 13-14, and the recipe stuck with us. Mandatory during winter holidays, it has become a seasonal traditional due to how addictive the cookies are. The recipe is super easy to make too! Crackers, butter, sugar, chocolate, toffee. Seriously…that’s all there is to it. In no time at all, you will have fantastic treats that look like something you could buy at a fancy chocolate store. At your next dinner party, show off to your friends and serve these cookies along with some hot chocolate. So so good!

**similar recipes for these cookies usually recommend brown sugar so the crackers become the toffee. My mom and I ignore this and 100% of the time use cleaner tasting granulated sugar instead (brown sugar adds a smokiness that muddles up the taste). To get that distinct toffee taste, we sprinkle toffee pieces on top of the melted chocolate before it cools**


Saltine Crackers

1 stick butter (melted)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 bag chocolate chips

¾ – 1 bag toffee pieces


Preheat your oven to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit (you can also use the broiler to carmelize the sugar, but keep an eye on it if you do. Burning it will taste disgusting).

On a baking sheet, lay out an even layer of Saltine crackers (try not to over lap)…fill the entire sheet.

Combine the melted butter with the sugar. Pour over crackers. Use a spatula to spread evenly.

Put baking sheet into the oven for 5-8 minutes so that it becomes SLIGHTLY light brown. Remove from oven.

Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot crackers. Wait 5 seconds then use a clean spatula to quickly spread out the chocolate so it covers every cracker. Sprinkle with the toffee pieces.

Put into the refrigerator or freeze and cool for around an hour.

Break into pieces, then serve and enjoy!