December 13, 2016

Salty & Sweet Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars

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Holiday party, work potluck or a Friday night with friends, desserts are my go-to. And this holiday season, this Chocolate Butter Toffee Bar Recipe is on the top of my holiday treat list!

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

They say opposites attract, right? Well, when it comes to our favourite junk food, my husband and I couldn't be more opposite. I've always had a "salty tooth". My husband, on the other hand, is very much a "sweet tooth". While I steer towards the saltiest chips on the shelf, my husband is all chocolate all day.

You would think that our opposite cravings would be a blessing in disguise. That it would work in our favour, to keep the junk food out of the house. Wrong. Turns out, there are quite a few treats that are also opposite, both salty and sweet. Like chocolate peanut butter or chocolate toffee, just to name a few.

When it comes to what treats to make around the holidays, our opinions may be divided, but, one treat we can agree on are these deliciously addictive Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

This recipe for Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars is so easy to make because it only has 4 ingredients - butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips and RITZ Crackers. Yes, you read that right, RITZ Crackers. The salty buttery goodness of RITZ Crackers completes this holiday treat, and satisfies the cravings on both ends of the spectrum. Not to mention, they are a pretty fool-proof recipe, for even those non-bakers out there.

If you're looking for a treat for an upcoming holiday party, work potluck or Friday night with friends, make sure to add these Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars to the list.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars

  • 1 box RITZ Crackers Originals
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  • food colouring, red/green (optional)
  • 1 tsp canola oil (optional)
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Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe
Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Lining the pan will help with cleanup. Arrange the RITZ Crackers in a single layer at the bottom of the pan.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once butter has melted, whisk in brown sugar until smooth. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth and bubbly, about 2 minutes. 

Pour the butter brown sugar mixture evenly over the layer of crackers. You can use a spatula to even it out. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

Once out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate evenly on top. Return to the oven just long enough for the chocolate to melt.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

Remove from the oven and spread out the chocolate evenly with a spatula. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate is near firm.

If you want to add a festive touch to the treat, you can add a drizzle of coloured chocolate. While the milk chocolate is hardening in the fridge or freezer, add white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Add 1 tsp canola oil to the bowl and microwave, 30 seconds at a time stirring in between, until completely melted. Once melted, add food colouring colour of choice.

Remove pan from the fridge or freezer and drizzle the coloured chocolate on top of layer of milk chocolate. Repeat for additional colours. Place the pan back in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate is completely firm.

Once firm, remove the parchment paper from the pan and cut or break the butter toffee bars into pieces.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

All of the ingredients for this delicious recipe were purchased at my local Walmart. RITZ Crackers can be found in the Cracker & Cookie aisle, or like my local Walmart, on a standalone display between the Food and Health & Wellness departments.

Chocolate Butter Toffee Bars Recipe

For more holiday recipes using RITZ Crackers, check this out.

What are your favourite holiday treats? I'd love to hear!

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