Saltine Cracker Bars

4 Mar

When I was in Iowa at my good friend, Jen Olsen’s, in October, she busted these amazing sweet snacks out one afternoon. We were blown away! I don’t really need to talk these up too much – there are 4 ingredients, they are salty-sweet, and they are portable and great for gatherings!

Just 4 ingredients!

I got the recipe that weekend from Jen, and immediately started making them at home. I couldn’t believe how easy they were to throw together. Everyone who has had one, takes and bite and immediately they are going “mmmmmmm”! They taste JUST like toffee! These are great for parties.

Saltines arranged on tray

Baked butter/sugar over the crackers

Now if you want the REAL deal gourmet toffee, I recommend supporting my good friend Maggie and her kids with their company: Brandini Toffee. Her kids developed this whole company on their own to raise money for a school trip. And ever since then, they have perfected it and turned it into a business that grows exponentially every year. I’ve watched it grow along the years and am proud of them and their accomplishments. And their toffee is literally like CRACK.

Just finished.....

Delicious - like "crack"

Saltine Cracker Bars


1 1/4 package saltines (or however many it takes to fill a cookie tray)
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet choco chips

– Preheat oven to 400
– Spread saltines on layer of wax paper or reynolds on a cookie sheet
– Combine sugar and butter in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes. Then spread over crackers
– Bake for 5-6 minutes
– Remove and sprinkle choco chips over the top. Wait a minute or two, and then spread all over the top

Then I usually add sprinkles of sea salt on top to give an extra salty zing against the chocolate layer.


4 Responses to “Saltine Cracker Bars”

  1. Heidi March 5, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    These look yumalicious, will definitely give these a whirl

  2. Jessica March 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    These are to die for. so easy anyone can do it, and super quick! I recommend when using reynolds wrap, that you spray it with a non stick spray though. I forgot that the first time!

    • lmullane March 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      That’s a good suggestion, Jess! I dont typically have too much trouble getting the crackers off the foil, but I can see how spraying with non-stick spray would help avoid any issues at all 🙂

      And these are like CRACK.

      • Jessica March 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

        Um, these ARE like crack! haha. If it is gonna get stuck on foil, it will happen to me:) I asked Jen how she avoided it and she told me the little trick:) I do like your adding the sea salt to the top, that sounds awesome. I will definitely need to try that next time. These things are so so good!

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