Easy Saltine Toffee Bark

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This oh-so-perfect and crisp holiday treat is a sweet and buttery toffee bark covered in bittersweet chocolate, and earthy walnuts. High-quality, organic ingredients like Maple Hill Creamery’s unsalted grass-fed butter are what set this delicious and decadent treat apart from all the others.

Like many of you, around the holidays I do a lot of cooking and baking, and I love to share my creations with my family and friends. I feel good about sharing this simple toffee bark, aka “Christmas crack” because it tastes absolutely amazing, is so incredibly easy to make, and has only organic and whole food ingredients.

Why Grass-fed Butter?

With so many choices out there, why do I recommend grass-fed butter? 

  • Whole Food: One of the reasons I prefer to use only grass-fed butter in my dishes and cooking is because it is a whole food. Eating whole foods means that you are eating foods that are minimally processed and are closest to the way you would naturally find them.
  • Nutrient Dense: Grass-fed cows are healthier cows and their beef and butter are more nutrient dense since they are eating their natural diet.
  • Vitamin A: Grass-fed butter is high in beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body.  Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is necessary in eye health, cellular division, and immune health [1].
  • Vitamin K: Vitamin K is essential in bone health and it is converted to vitamin K2 by our gut microbiome, which supports our heart health!
  • Higher in unsaturated fatty acids [2]
  • Higher in Omega-3’s: support anti-inflammation pathways.
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): Grass-fed butter has been show to have a much higher concentration of CLA than butter from grain-fed cows.  CLA’s contain Omega-6 fatty acids that are converted in the body to arachidonic acid, the building block used to support inflammatory and anti-inflammatory pathways [3].
  • Taste and Satiety: Let’s just be honest, fat makes our food taste wonderful and it promotes satiety from our meals, so why not make the healthiest whole food choice like grass-fed butter.

So grab some Maple Hill Creamery unsalted grass-fed butter and let’s get cooking!

Easy Saltine Toffee Bark Ingredients

Makes 20-24 Servings

1.5 sleeves of Organic Saltine Crackers

1 cup Maple Hill Unsalted Grass-Fed Butter

1 cup Organic Brown Coconut Sugar

1/8 cup Filtered Water

1/4 tsp Real Salt, fine

1 tsp Pure Organic Vanilla Extract (opt)

1 cup Organic Semisweet Chocolate Chips

½ cup Organic Raw Nuts*, roughly chopped

1 Tbsp Flaked Sea Salt (opt)

*Walnuts, almonds, pecans, peptias, or any nut or seed you love!

How to Make Easy Saltine Toffee Bark

1. Line a rimmed bar pan with parchment paper and add the saltine crackers in a single layer.

2. In a medium saucepan, add the butter, coconut sugar, water, vanilla extract and real salt and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

3. Stir until the butter and sugar have combined and the sugar has melted.

4. Simmer undisturbed for approximately 10-minutes, or until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees.

5. Pour the toffee over the crackers and use a spatula to evenly coat them.

6. Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips onto the toffee and allow to sit for 3-minutes for the chocolate to soften.

7. Using a spatula or icing knife, spread the melted chocolate over the toffee and immediately sprinkle over the chopped nuts and flaked sea salt.

8. Freeze for 30-45 minutes until the chocolate and toffee and firmed up.

9. Break into 2″-3″ pieces and enjoy!

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Q: Why has the butter separated from the toffee?

A: Likely, the heat was too high and the butter and sugar did not melt evenly. Try lowering the heat some.

Q: How long does toffee bark last?

A: Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, toffee bark will last about 5-7 days.

Q: Can I use different crackers to make toffee bark?

A: Yes! You can try graham crackers, gluten free crackers, pretzels, or anything you think would taste great!

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