Poor man’s toffee recipe

Delicious chocolate and caramel snack for the most intense of sweet cravings.

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This brittle toffee treat only takes minutes to make and will be an instant family favorite!

Whether you're poor or not, this recipe is guaranteed to make even the richest person happy. Growing up, this was a special snack we made often. It has been brought as a dessert to potlucks, served as a late-night snack for board game nights, has been made for sleepovers with friends, or as an after-school snack.

Now I still I find myself craving this and indulge myself. It only takes minutes to make, can be eaten warm from the oven or cold from the freezer (my favorite). Crumbled on ice-cream, it makes a delicious, crunchy topping and can be used even as a base for homemade ice-cream cake. However, once it's made, it won't last long.

Poor man's toffee

5 Servings


  • 16 soda crackers
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds


  1. Bring butter and sugar to a boil on the stove.
  2. While it's heating up, lay out about 16 (or so) crackers, flat onto a 9 x 9-inch pan.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips over it.
  4. Once the sugar mixture has boiled, spoon it over the crackers.
  5. Top with slivered almonds.
  6. Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  7. Let it cool and then put it in the freezer/fridge until the crackers have hardened. Enjoy!

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Charissa is passionate about motivating others to a healthy and fit lifestyle! Her specialty is making healthy recipes that are quick, easy, and kid friendly! She is also a health and fitness blogger at Colourful Palate.