Salted Toffee

12 reviews / 4.9 average

This is my perfect food.

But I have to admit, things didn’t start out so well.

In fact, there were a few tears and a lot of vacuuming after attempt number one:

Pieces of broken glass on a smooth surface.

Good bye, new Pyrex baking dish.

My self confidence plummeted after these horrendous results.

But luckily I have strong determination when it comes to making food with peanut butter, chocolate, and candy.

And so I tried again. This time, I used more safe kitchen practices, such as turning off the burner before setting pans on top of it.

And the end result was glorious: salted toffee. Check out those sweet layers!  Toffee, saltine, peanut butter, chocolate, and candy. Delicious.

Salted toffee with colorful candy toppings.
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Salted Toffee

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x


This salted toffee is the perfect treat for peanut butter chocolate lovers. Made with 5 ingredients, it’s super easy and so addicting!


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  • One sleeve saltines (salted, obvs)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  • several spoonfuls of peanut butter
  • Chopped candy – pretzel M&M’s, KitKats, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Place saltines in a pan (I used a nonstick cake pan) and leave just a little bit of room between each cracker.
  2. Bring sugar and butter to a boil. Once the whole thing starts boiling, boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Pour boiling mixture over crackers. Bake for 5 minutes.
  3. Put small spoonfuls of peanut butter on top of the crackers and toffee. Return to the oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and spread the melted peanut butter.
  4. Top with chocolate chips and return to the oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and spread melted chocolate chips until smooth. Top with chopped candy.
  5. Freeze for 1 hour (minimum). Break toffee into small pieces and enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: salted toffee, toffee, peanut butter chocolate toffee

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The one and only problem with this toffee is that, without fail, I always end up with chocolate all over my face.

Has anyone else ever shattered a glass pan? This was officially my most significant kitchen mishap. And I hope I never outdo myself…

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I googled peanut butter saltine toffee and found this…
    This might be my perfect food too. No, it IS my perfect food! And yes, I’ve shattered a glass pyrex dish IN the oven. It exploded in the oven and I thought our house was being bombed. Glad no hidden cameras saw my reaction.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo
    mary lou jones

    re: shattered Pyrex pan

    Yes! The newer Pyrex and Anchor Hocking dishes are made with a different glass formula and are susceptible to shattering, especially if you take a hot dish and set it on a cooler surface, such as a granite counter top. Glad you were not injured!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I broke my mom’s pyrex dish when I was trying to melt some chocolate and didn’t see that the boiling water was touching its bottom. Yikes!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi Lindsay,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I tried it out and the result was really awesome. I have been following your blog for some time and It is really helpful. I would also like to know whether you purchase all your ingredients online or through local stores.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hey, I am allergic to peanut butter – what can I substitute for that?


  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hello Lindsay,
    Thank you for sharing your recipe, it look so delicous, I will try to do it tomorrow. Can I use walnuts too?