Graham Cracker Toffee

Okay. This is one recipe from my blog you HAVE to try! It is SO easy, SO simple, SO fast and OH SO good! My neighbor, Faith, gave us this recipe and we are HOOKED!

I could not stop eating these. Everyone who tried them wanted the recipe. The texture, the flavor, the whole recipe is perfection!  I enjoy recipes that my kids can be involved in and this happens to be one of those. My kids love to help me spread the chocolate and sprinkle the pecans on top.

This recipe makes for great gifts, a great finger-food dessert and a tasty snack. You really can’t mess this recipe up! The messier the prettier :)

Graham Cracker Toffee from …you will not even believe how easy this recipe is to make and how incredibly DELICIOUS it is!

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Graham Cracker Toffee
you will not even believe how easy this recipe is to make and how incredibly DELICIOUS it is!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 16 graham cracker sheets
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 oz. milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Cover prepared cookie sheet with whole graham cracker sheets.
  4. In saucepan, bring brown sugar and butter to a boil over medium heat. Boil for four minutes stirring constantly. Pour over graham crackers and bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  5. After baking, Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of graham cracker and let sit for about two minutes. Spread melted chocolate with a knife. Sprinkle nuts over the top.
  6. Let sit for about two hours and them cut and serve. Sometimes, if I am in a hurry, I will cool the cookies in the freezer for a quicker serve time.


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  1. Katie


    I love, love, love these toffees. I made them for my friend for her birthday and she loved them so much she gave them as neighbor gifts that Christmas. I keep extras in the freezer and snack on them straight from the freezer whenever the craving hits (aka all the time). This is one great recipe!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Whoa, girl!!! I do this with saltine crackers and it's politely called saltine toffee, otherwise known as Christmas Crack, but I can imagine your graham cracker toffee is highly addictive and amazing! I am loving this one!!!! Pinned :)

  3. Helen


    Sorry what are graham cracker sheets. We don't have such a thing here in New Zealand. Whats an alternative please?

    1. Linka

      I'd say digestive biscuit are the closest thing you could use as a substitute! Something like McVitie's if you have them...

    2. S. Lee

      Same problem in Korea. I also find digestive biscuits work really well instead of graham crackers though this recipe is also delicious on pecan cookies.

    3. leah van horn


      i just made my first batch which are cooling in the refrigerator, can't wait to taste them. it was very easy to make. thanks, love your web site!

    4. leah van horn

      Helen, i just used the squares of graham crackers right out of the box and laid them next to each other till the baking sheet was full. hope that helps.

    5. Annmarie

      You can you salten crackers. It make a salty and sweet toffee. Really good!

  4. Becca @ Heaven in a Dish

    I love these! I used to have a recipe for these and loved them, but then I lost it. I can't wait to try this again!

  5. Danielle

    Looks fabulous!!!!! Kids are not huge on nuts so maybe Mini M&M' s!!!

  6. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory

    I'm obsessed with toffee and the fact that these are super easy to make and fool-proof?! I'm in! I can't wait to make these with my kids! Do you normally use milk or semi sweet chips when you make yours?

  7. Linda

    Thanks for reposting this recipe. I haven't been watching your posts for very long, and so when I saw this photo I got really excited. I used to beg to make them as a kid at my grandma's house. I had the recipe when I left for college but lost along the way. I have sincerely searched for it but never found this exact one. Now I'll put it in my recipe box again and probably make them much too often. They are so easy and quick, they taste like they take a lot of time and work. Thanks again!

  8. Jennifer

    You can also use Saltines instead of graham crackers! This will give you the amazingly delicious combo of both sweet and salty!

  9. leah van horn


    hey Nikki, i like this recipe, ( cooled off enough to taste) but could you suggest a way to tone down the sugar in without ruining it? I found it to be VERY sweet. * i have been cutting back on sugar in my diet and everyday eating and I found the more I cut back the more I am aware of how overly sweet things really are. thank you in advance. :)

  10. Holly N

    I have always made the saltine type... I can only imagine how amazing this version is! Shared this one... dying to try it out!!

  11. Linda


    I love these. I have been making these for 25 years. The recipe was published in "Enquirer". It was a recipe used in a bed and breakfast owned by Sally Jessy Raphael. I would make these for cookie exchanges at Christmas time. It was always a big hit.

  12. Faye Griffith

    I don't understand the 6 oz of milk OR semi sweet choc. Chips? Do you melt the chips in the milk and then spread on?

    1. Chef in Training

      sorry for the confusion. Its milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, up to you and your personal preference :)

  13. Judi

    Can you freeze these cookies?

  14. C

    Yummy!! :) Planning on making in advance for a party. How long will it keep? Should I store in fridge? Thanks!!

  15. Nikole

    Okay, I may be stupid. I have read over the recipe several times. Why do we need to preheat the oven?!

    1. Chef in Training

      You need to bake it for 8 minutes after pouring the butter/brown sugar mixture over the top. It was kind of hidden in there so I tried to clarify it better in the recipe. Hopefully this helps you out :) Sorry for the confusion.

  16. Bess Lysy

    Looks delicious!

  17. Donna Howard

    I can't wait to make these! Just curious - cause I really am not good at this, but if a person is eating gluten free is this recipe acceptable?? I am never sure what is gluten!!!

  18. Cheri


    Toffee chocolate chips instead pecans !!!!!! Real good !!!!!!!

  19. Vicki


    you could change from chocolate chips to white chocolate or butterscotch....I am going to do white chocolate for Christmas....

  20. andi

    What's a Graham cracker from UK? ?

  21. Jen


    I made this recipe the other day and everyone loved it! It was so easy to make and a delicious snack!! The chocolate chips didn't melt very well to spread but still turned out perfectly! Thanks for posting :)

  22. ,Heather

    I live in Australia, What is Graham sheets ? We don't have that here. What could l substitute with please. Could someone please let me know? Thankyou, Heather. XOX

  23. pamela eiseman

    We make the szme thing exactcly except i use saltines and we call it crack, lol

  24. Adrienne Trotter Booth


    I do this with saltines for the sweet/salty taste.....the easiest and favorite during the holidays!!

  25. Rekaya Gibson


    I never had this before, so I made it yesterday. I used chocolate graham cracker. It was "the bombdiggity." I have to make up for lost time. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Craig


    I made these yesterday and everyone loved them. They are dangerously good and so simple. I will definitely make these again. Maybe a double batch!

  27. Michelle Sheehan

    Hi! Wondering if you toasted the pecans before you put them on the chocolate?

    1. Chef in Training

      I didn't toast them before hand, just sprinkled them on top :) I am sure you could if you wanted to though

  28. Vicky

    What is a graham cracker sheet?
    I have purchased Honey Maid Graham crackers but don't know how many to use.
    What size cookie sheet should I be using?

  29. Don't understand

    I don't understand. 6 oz of choc chips didn't even begin to cover the crackers and toffee. No one else has said anything about this. Can you please either update or explain.


  30. Heidi Knight

    What is a graham cracker "sheet" ? Do you mean 16 SQUARES (8 whole crackers?)

    1. Marina


      Yes, you just make a sheet using graham crackers.

  31. Vicky

    I've made these using saltine crackers and then sprinkled English toffee bits on them. Very good. I pinned yours.

  32. Ellen Lambert


    I remember making this about 20 yrs ago for parties at work. It was always the first thing to go. Thanks for posting, I had forgotten what a great easy treat it is to make!

  33. Kristen

    Wow!! This was delicious!! I love toffee and this tastes just like it!! I just made it and shoved in the fridge because I couldn't wait any longer , it was so simple to throw together. I have an 8 month old and 2yr old and quick recipes are much appreciated!! Great recipe thank you

  34. Ellen Clare

    This sounds just like what my mom used to make. She called them Soldier Boys and we all called them Granny Crack because the grandkids called her Granny. She passed away in January and I’ve been looking for the recipe ever since. I will make for a Christmas to surprise everyone as we face our first Christmas without her. Thank you for sharing!