Thanksgiving Cracker Toffee

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Get ready to fall in love with this Thanksgiving cracker toffee! It’s a delicious mix of buttery toffee-covered crackers, topped with a layer of chocolate, spiced apples, streusel, and pecans.

Thanksgiving cracker toffee is like the Thanksgiving version of “Christmas crack.” It starts with a base of Ritz crackers, topped with homemade toffee and chocolate. The twist for Thanksgiving? It’s also topped with spiced apples, crunchy streusel, and pecans. Imagine all the best parts of apple and pecan pie combined into a delectable cracker toffee! It’s easy to make and irresistibly delicious. Perfect to nibble on while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner – trust me, you won’t be able to stop at just one piece!

Why You’ll Love This Thanksgiving Cracker Toffee

  • Easy to Make: With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll have the best cracker toffee candy ready to enjoy.
  • Perfect for Thanksgiving: This sweet and salty treat is ideal for special occasions.
  • Incredibly Delicious: Crunchy, salty crackers topped with toffee, melted chocolate, spiced apples, streusel, and pecans – it doesn’t get any better!

Thanksgiving Cracker Toffee

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 30 pieces


**For the Spiced Apples:**

  • 1 ½ cups apples peeled and diced into ¼ inch pieces (about 210 g)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar about 25 g
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon allspice
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of cloves

**For the Streusel:**

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled (about 31 g)
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar about 55 g
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

**For the Cracker Toffee:**

  • 48 Ritz crackers
  • 1 cup salted butter about 224 g
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar about 220 g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips about 500 g
  • ¾ cup whole pecans about 84 g
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted for drizzling (about 50 g)


**For the Spiced Apples:**

  • Add the chopped apples, sugar, and spices to a small saucepan.
  • Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.

**For the Streusel:**

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter. Use your fingers to mix until small crumbles form.
  • Transfer the streusel to a small parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely.

**For the Cracker Toffee:**

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F if not already preheated. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray (or use a silicone baking mat).
  • Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • In a small pot, combine the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the brown sugar mixture over the crackers and spread evenly with a mini offset spatula. Bake the toffee-covered crackers for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers. Return to the oven and bake for 3 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted. Spread the chocolate evenly across the crackers with a mini offset spatula.
  • Sprinkle the cooled apples, streusel, and pecans over the melted chocolate layer. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate and toffee are hardened.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over everything and return to the fridge for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is set.
  • Break or cut the cracker toffee into smaller pieces. Serve and enjoy!


Store leftovers in an airtight container. This toffee is perfect to share or gift, but you’ll probably want to keep it all for yourself!

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