Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham cracker toffee is absolutely addictive and so easy to make.  It’s crunchy, buttery, chocolately, nutty and sugary all at the same time.  It’s the perfect holiday treat to share with family and friends.

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen
You only need 5 ingredients to make this – graham crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and pecans.

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen

You start by lining a pan snugly with graham crackers.  Next, bring the brown sugar and butter to a soft, bubbly boil in a saucepan.  Pour the brown sugar and butter mixture over the top of the graham crackers and pop it in the oven for 5 minutes.

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle it with the chopped chocolate.  After a minute or two the chocolate will melt – you’ll just need to smooth the chocolate with the back of a spoon so it covers the graham crackers completely.  Then sprinkle on the nuts and pop the pan in the fridge for 1 hour until the graham cracker toffee is cool and firm.

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen

This recipe is very flexible – if you don’t like dark chocolate, then you can use milk chocolate.  Not a nut fan, then try crushed candy canes or even mini M&Ms.

With all the holiday craziness, this is an easy holiday treat to whip up for family, friends, co-workers or neighbors.

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that Green Valley Kitchen looks a little different. After almost two years of blogging, I decide to treat myself to a custom blog design.  After a lot of searching, I came across Lindsay Humes’ site – White Oak Creative and loved her sense of style and design.  Working with Lindsay has been such a wonderful experience.  She took all my thoughts and ideas and turned them into everything I wanted – a clean, modern blog design.  Lindsay has given me a great new logo, a fancy slider on my home page and updated my site with a fresh and cohesive look.  Thank you, Lindsay, for all the great work that you did.

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday this season!

Graham Cracker Toffee
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Serves: 6 to 8
Graham cracker toffee is absolutely addictive and so easy to make. The perfect holiday treat to share with family and friends.
Ingredients
  • Graham crackers - about 10 crackers - enough to line a 9 x 13 pan.
  • 2 sticks of salted butter
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 - 3.5 oz dark chocolate bar - coarsely chopped - I used Godiva chocolate.
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 13 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Arrange the graham crackers snugly to fit the bottom of the pan in one single layer. You may need to cut up a few crackers to fit the sides or bottom.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and bring to a low boil. Let it continue to boil for 3 to 4 minutes. For the last minute, stir the brown sugar and butter to combine.
  5. Pour the hot brown sugar and butter mixture over the graham crackers. Spread the mixture evenly over all the graham crackers with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  6. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
  7. While the graham crackers are baking, chop the chocolate and the pecans.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate over the top of graham crackers and the brown sugar/butter sauce. Wait two minutes for the chocolate to melt and then spread the melted chocolate evenly over the graham crackers with the back of a spoon.
  9. Sprinkle with nuts and place in the fridge to cool/firm up for 1 hour.
  10. Once the graham cracker toffee is firm, break into individual sized pieces.
Notes
When making the brown sugar and butter mixture, it may not completely combine - but it's okay - just pour it over the graham crackers even if it's slightly separate - don't worry - it's going to be delicious.
Please be careful stirring the hot butter and brown sugar - it's really hot and you don't want any splatters.
When washing the saucepan - use hot water. This will make cleanup much easier than using cold water (which will harden any brown sugar/butter sauce left in the pan).

 

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30 comments on “Graham Cracker Toffee

  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I almost can’t believe this toffee only uses 5 ingredients!! It looks seriously delicious! Love the crunch and nut factor going on here! This would be absolutely perfect to leave out for guests over the holidays… however they might not want to leave!! So YUM! Pinned! Cheers, my dear! < 3

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks so much, Cheyanne – definitely an easy treat for these hectic last days before Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday! (and thanks for the pin!)

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  2. sippitysup

    Toffee is my all time favorite sweet as an adult, but as a kid I used to sneak boxes of grahams crackers into my tree fort. So this work for the young and the old me. GREG

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  3. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles

    Oh my goodness Geraldine… this is like campfire bark and what I keep reading in place of “cracker” is crack – lol – yes, addictive potential in these lovelies indeed! But what a delicious holiday treat and innovative too. I think my boys would simply flip over them 🙂 thank you for this delicious idea.

    Beautiful new blog design and I love your logo – memorable, distinctive and charming (the leaf for the ‘a’ is perfect – just enough flare without distracting). The overall feel is clean and unencumbered which makes for a great viewer experience. Really nice choices. I hope you have a beautiful holiday season Geraldine – full of warmth and sunshine, x.

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Kelly – you’ve describe exactly what I was trying to achieve with the blog redesign! Lindsay did such a good job and really “got” what I was trying to envision. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment. Hope you have a lovely holiday with your family – here’s to a safe, healthy and happy new year!

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  4. Meghan | Fox and Briar

    Love your new design, it is so clean and modern, totally beautiful! And this graham cracker toffee looks so good! I keep seeing that “crack” toffee on the internet, but I like that this one uses graham crackers, I have never seen that before and it sounds so much better! Love that this is an easy sweet to whip up for guests or just for me, haha! 🙂

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  5. traci | vanilla and bean

    Your blog looks fabulous… that’s the first thing I noticed when I landed here; your logo! Lindsay did a beautiful Job… I was going through some of her work and really appreciate her clean design. Congratulations my dear! Love it! I think by the end of the year, I’ll be itching for a redesign. What fun!

    Oh my this toffee!! So easy to pull together and I know tastes amazing! I love it, Geraldine! I’ll take the dark chocolate too…. and whats not to love about butter and brown sugar!? GAH!! Delicious my dear!!

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Traci – it was definitely a splurge for the redesign – but I’m so happy with it. It was a really interesting and collaborative process – I highly recommend Lindsay when you take the plunge. Hope you and Rob have a wonderful, peaceful holiday this year – looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous recipes in the new year! Cheers!

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  6. Izzy @ she likes food

    I love the new look of your site! What a nice holiday gift to yourself! I’ve tried to make toffee so many times and I have never gotten it to come out. I’ve used so much butter and sugar trying, haha! This looks like a recipe I may be able to tackle though! And the addition of the graham crackers sound delicious!

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