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Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee

This Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee is a great way to turn saltine crackers into a totally delicious dessert!

plate of easy saltine pecan toffee

That sounds weird, right?  Turning crackers into dessert?!  You’ve gotta trust me though. And remember… we did it with our Chocolate Dipped Ritz Marshmallow Reeses recipe too. This has been a classic Southern recipe for many years. And this Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee is so simple and quick to make too. It will be a hit with everyone you serve it. The recipe makes quite a bit, so plan to display it at a gathering of friends… or bring it to a party and watch it fly off the table.

The Southern Entertainer's Cookbook Cover

The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook:

This recipe comes from The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes for Modern Gatherings by Courtney Dial Whitmore. Courtney is a talented expert in sharing recipes for entertaining and elaborately themed parties. She also shares all of her fantastic ideas on her blog:

This book contains several themed party menus (recipes included) as well as classic recipes for Southern entertaining: appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes, vegetables, side dishes, breads, cookies, candies, cakes, pies, cobblers, miscellaneous desserts and cocktails/drinks.

Here are some Southern favorites in the book that are kid friendly:

  • mini twice-baked potatoes
  • cozy chicken pot pie
  • cheesy baked potato soup
  • backyard pulled pork sliders
  • buttermilk fried chicken
  • Sunday supper pot roast
  • creamy macaroni and cheese
  • slow cooked baked beans
  • classic southern biscuits
  • southern spoon bread
  • blueberry banana bread
  • cream cheese cookies
  • strawberry cake
  • peach lattice cobbler
  • old fashioned homemade lemonade

two photos showing how to make syrup to add to saltine toffee

How to make Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee:

The complete, printable recipe is included at the bottom of this post.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out Saltine crackers in a single layer, side-by-side on top of the parchment paper.

Combine butter and sugar in a saucepan. Let the butter melt, and then boil the mixture for three minutes.

one pan of saltine crackers and one pan with syrup poured on top

Spoon the sugar mixture on top of the crackers, making sure that all of the crackers are coated. Bake for 5 minutes.

three photos showing how to make saltine toffee chocolate and pecans spread on saltines

As soon as you take the sugar-baked crackers out of the oven, sprinkle them with chocolate chips. Give the chocolate chips a chance to melt for a few minutes. Then spread the melted chocolate over the crackers.

Sprinkle the melted chocolate layer with chopped pecans. Regular, chopped pecans can be used for this recipe, but toasted pecans are so much more delicious. Then give the chocolate a chance to cool completely.

How to toast pecans:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.

pan with easy saltine pecan toffee

Once the melted chocolate has reached a solid consistency again, you can break the toffee apart.

plate of easy saltine pecan toffee

Store Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee in a covered container for up to one week. Take out and serve, as desired. Enjoy!

plate of easy saltine pecan toffee

Easy Saltine Pecan Toffee (shared from The Southern Entertainer's Cookbook)
This easy toffee recipe takes just minutes to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 pieces (1 per serving)
Calories 194 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the crackers in a single layer, covering the baking sheet.
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter and sugar. Stirring frequently, bring the mixture to a boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately pour over the saltines, spread it to the edges to evenly coat. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Allow to cool on the counter for 5 minutes, then spread the melted chocolate chips evenly across the toffee. Top with chopped pecans and allow to cool completely before breaking into toffee pieces.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword saltine, toffee
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Recipe Rating

Georgia Bartolomucci

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Instead of chocolate chips, would using caramel type chips or another flavor be too much?


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

You could certainly try it!

Denise Champagnehudson

Friday 21st of January 2022

Made the easy saltine pecan toffee, I had a problem spreading the chocolate layer. I ended up leaving them unspread and I left the pecans off (allergies). They were great! Thank you, Denise