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This easy Graham Cracker Toffee is the perfect candy to make for the Holidays or Christmas. The combination of honey graham crackers, buttery caramel, dark chocolate, and crunchy toffee bits is hard to resist. This toffee is simple to make with only 5 ingredients!

For more delicious toffee recipes be sure and try my Triple Layer Cracker Toffee Bars or this Ritz Cracker Toffee

A stack of toffee with crackers, chocolate, and caramel toffee layer.

Graham Cracker Toffee Recipe

Homemade toffee is the perfect treat to make for the Holidays or put it inside a decorative tin and give it to friends & neighbors. This graham cracker toffee has a layer of honey graham crackers, topped with an easy Carmel toffee, a dark chocolate layer, and then finished off with toffee bits. 

It’s sweet, salty, buttery, crunchy, chewy and basically just the perfect toffee!

A layer of toffee with one on it's side to show the middle.

Ingredients Needed

  • Honey Graham Crackers – You need 13 whole sheets of graham crackers, which is equal to about 1 1/2 sleeves of graham crackers. A sleeve meaning that brown plastic square bag they come in, inside the box. 
  • Salted Butter – I recommend using salted butter but unsalted butter can be used as well. You may want to add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter. 
  • Dark Brown Sugar – The dark sugar adds more depth of flavor to the toffee but light brown sugar can be used just as easily. The toffee will be lighter in color. Some actually prefer the light brown sugar because it’s a more mild flavor. 
  • Dark Chocolate Chips – This form the chocolate layer. You can use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips instead if wanted. 
  • Toffee Bits – You can find these by the chocolate chips already chopped. I would recommend using the plain toffee bits and not the milk chocolate covered ones. 

Ingredients for this toffee recipe with each one labeled in text with what it is.

How To Make Homemade Toffee with Graham Crackers

Learn how to make this easy recipe for graham cracker toffee with the simple steps below. Be sure and read to the bottom of the post where there is a detailed recipe card with a printable option, as well as a pin it button so you can save the recipe for later. 

  • Preparation : Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 10×15-inch Jelly Roll pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Graham Cracker Layer : Layer the sheets of graham crackers in the pan. Breaking some in half or pieces if necessary, but try to keep them whole as much as possible. 
  • Toffee Sugar Mixture : Add the butter and brown sugar to a saucepan, over medium-high heat, and let it melt completely while stirring. Bring this mixture to a boil and once boiling reduce the heat to medium-low, and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and it’s lighter in color. 
  • Bake : Pour the toffee mixture over the graham crackers and spread it out into an even layer with a spatula. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until it’s bubbly all over the sugar mixture. 
  • Chocolate Layer : Immediately sprinkle the dark chocolate chips and let it sit for 5 minutes so the chocolate can melt. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Top it with toffee bits. Let it cool for about 30 minutes to room temperature. 
  • Chill : Place the toffee in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until it’s completely set. 
  • Serve : Cut into squares and eat!

How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.

How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.

How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.

How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.

How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.

Graham Cracker Toffee FAQ’s

  • Do I Need a Candy Thermometer to Make Toffee?

    • Fortunately, this is one candy that can easily be made without a candy thermometer. What you want to look for when cooking the sugar and butter together is for them to combine and then simmer together until they are thickened. The color will change from a dark brown to a more caramel brown color. This is usually achieved within about 5 minutes of simmering and stirring constantly. 
  • Crispy Toffee vs. Chewy Toffee

    • There are two ways that you can make this toffee. Either crispy or softer & chewier. It all depends on how long you cook the toffee in the oven. The more you cook the sugar mixture in the oven, the crispier it will turn out. If you don’t cook it as long then it will turn out softer and chewier. Neither way is wrong, it just depends on what you prefer. 
    • I will say that you at least need to cook it until it is bubbly all over the toffee layer. Even in the middle. At this point you can take it out or leave it in longer for a crisper crunch to it. 
  • How To Store Graham Cracker Toffee

    • This graham cracker toffee can be stored in an airtight container or inside a Ziploc plastic bag. It will last for 5-7 days at room temperature. You can also store it in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Some people prefer to eat this toffee cold from the fridge while others like it at room temperature. It’s good either way. 
    • I don’t recommend freezing it because the graham crackers get very hard and tend to thaw soggy. The texture is off and it’s just not pleasant. 
  • What Changes Can I Make to This Recipe?

    • If you’re looking for ways to mix up your graham cracker toffee, there are a few things you can do. 
      • Change Up The Cracker Base : Try using saltine crackers for a saltier snack, ritz crackers, Club crackers, or even potato chips. I prefer the honey graham crackers so that is what I always use. 
      • Chocolate Chips : You can literally use any chocolate chips you like! Peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, butterscotch chips, or try using two different types for a girl type pattern for the chocolate layer. 
      • Topping : Again, use anything you want to top this toffee with. If you use peanut butter chips try topping it with some chopped Reese’s. Or you can top this toffee with almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Or try using some Holiday sprinkles if making this for Christmas. 

Stack of toffee bars

Recipe Tips

Here are a few of my helpful tips so that you can have success recreating this toffee recipe in your own kitchen ♥

  • Cook Toffee Mixture Until Bubbly All Over : It’s important to let the toffee cook in the oven until its bubbly all over, including in the middle. This allows the sugar mixture to harden and form a sturdy base for the chocolate. If you prefer a crispier, crunchier toffee then leave it in the oven for a few additional minutes. There recipe, as followed, yields a firm slightly crispy toffee that is still soft enough to easily bite into and chew. It’s like the best of both worlds when it comes to toffee. 
  • Toffee Tip : Once you pour the hot sugar mixture from the saucepan, over the graham crackers, it does firm and seize up pretty quickly. Have your spatula ready and immediately spread it in an even layer of the graham crackers inside the pan. 
  • Decorations : If making this toffee for Christmas try adding some Christmas themed sprinkles on top of the chocolate, or some red & green mini m&m candies on top. 
  • Chocolate Layer : Get creative here and use any chocolate chips you want. For a sweeter toffee use milk chocolate or semi-sweet. You can also use white chocolate chips or try using some white + dark chocolate chips for a swirl pattern. 

Overhead shot of squares of toffee

Pile of toffee with crackers.

More Toffee Dessert Recipes You’ll Love

  • No Bake Toffee Cheesecake Pie – This pie is so creamy and easy to make too! Bits of Heath toffee bars fill this pie that’s made with cream cheese, whipped topping, and tons of toffee pieces through out. 
  • Toffee Cake Mix Cookies – So easy to make with a buttery yellow cake mix + Heath toffee pieces.
  • Toffee Apple Dip – This is literally the best dip for apples. Ever!
A layer of toffee with one on it's side to show the middle.
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Graham Cracker Toffee


Author Jessica - Together as Family
Course Christmas, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 24 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
This easy Graham Cracker Toffee is the perfect candy to make for the Holidays or Christmas. The combination of honey graham crackers, buttery caramel, dark chocolate, and crunchy toffee bits is hard to resist. This toffee is simple to make with only 5 ingredients!

Ingredients
  

  • 13 honey graham crackers (about 1½ sleeves)
  • cup (2½ sticks) salted butter
  • cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 bag (10 oz) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Heath toffee bits

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare a Jelly Roll Pan (10x15-inches) with parchment paper.
  • Lay the whole graham cracker sheets on the bottom of the pan in one layer. You may need to break some in half, but try to keep as many of the graham cracker sheets whole as possible. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, over medium high heat, stir the butter and dark brown sugar together until the butter has melted and everything is combined.
    How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, while stirring continuously, until it has thickened and lightened slightly in color.
    How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.
  • Pour the hot toffee mixture over the graham crackers inside the pan and immediately spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  • Place the pan in the oven and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sugar mixture is bubbling evenly all over.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the dark chocolate chips over it. Let it sit for 5 minutes so the chocolate chips can melt enough to spread.
    How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.
  • Use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the toffee layer.
  • Top with the chopped Heath toffee bits and allow the toffee to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
    How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.
  • Place the toffee in the refrigerator to cool for 1-2 hours or until it's completely set.
    How to make graham cracker toffee with step by step process photos.
  • Cut into squares using a knife or pizza cutter or use your hands and break it apart.

Notes

Butter : I recommend using salted butter to balance the sweetness. If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt in with the other saucepan ingredients. 
The recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups of butter which is equal to 2 1/2 sticks of butter. Each stick is 8 tablespoons so it's equivalent to 20 tablespoons of butter. 
Brown Sugar : You can substitute with light brown sugar if you prefer, though the dark brown sugar adds depth to the flavor of the toffee. Either one will work just fine. Just note that if you use light brown sugar, the caramel won't be as dark as what is pictured. 
Toffee Bits : I recommend buying the already chopped toffee bits (without the milk chocolate coating) that you can find in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips. In a pinch you can use a Heath toffee bar that you chop up, but it does have that milk chocolate coating so it will melt when you sprinkle it over top the chocolate layer of the toffee. 
Chocolate Chips : Feel free to use semi-sweet chocolate chips or even milk chocolate chips instead of dark. It will be slightly sweeter if you choose to use another type, but still delicious! 

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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