5 Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee Bars #virtualcookieexchange @stacitroilo

Hey, readers! For many years, I would set aside a Saturday or Sunday before Christmas to bake. I always made my family favorites – chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sand tarts, and sugar cookies to name a few. I’d even make fudge and microwave peanut brittle. It’s been a while since I did that. Honestly, I don’t cook a lot these days. After he retired, my husband took over the kitchen. (I love it!)

Last year my friend Staci Troilo hosted her first annual virtual cookie exchange. I was a working woman then and didn’t participate, but both she and her sister, Michele, were very persuasive in getting me to join in this time.

I had planned to try a new recipe, but time got away, and I needed to come up with something quick. These are both easy and delicious, so I hope you’ll forgive me for not baking “real” made-from-scratch cookies. πŸ™‚

Okay, I know what you’re probably thinking. Toffee is a candy, not a cookie. And using graham crackers? That’s not really made from scratch. But since these are “bars,” I’m calling them cookies!

5 Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee Bars


  • 14-16 sheets graham crackers
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (two sticks) salted butter (use real butter, not margarine!)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line an 11 x 15-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. (If using foil, lightly mist with cooking spray.) Arrange graham crackers touching side by side in a single layer. If necessary, break some crackers in half in order to fit. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for two minutes, then remove from heat and pour over graham crackers. Use a spatula or spoon to spread evenly. Bake for 6-7 minutes until the butter mixture is bubbly.
  4. Remove from oven, then immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the crackers. Let sit for a few minutes until the chocolate is melted, then use a spoon to spread the chocolate evenly.
  5. Let sit for about two hours to cool, then break apart to serve. Makes about 25 pieces.

That’s it! Easy and oh-so-good!

Be sure to check out the other bakers and grab some fabulous recipes. Click this link to visit Staci’s blog and see a list of the participants.

56 thoughts on “5 Ingredient Graham Cracker Toffee Bars #virtualcookieexchange @stacitroilo

  1. I love these and would add pistachio nuts to the topping. I call these cookies as well. I have seen them on several cookie trays. I think you should consider the peanut brittle for next year’s cookie exchange. I would love that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. As long as you can use brown sugar and butter, they should be good. Matter of fact, I went to a Christmas party one year and a friend made some gluten-free pecan tassies. They tasted better than the ones with gluten.


      1. My husband will eat sugar and diary once in awhile so it should work. I think the different flours bring a unique taste, which can make it better.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Those look great, Joan, and easy to make. I love recipes like that! I’m so glad you participated this year even though retirement is keeping you busy. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Getting ready to publish a book, so I’m doing final edits and getting ready to format. (I won’t admit to wasting some time each day. LOL) Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I have made these with regular saltines as well and they are always a hit. I love the addition of pecans on top. We always call it Christmas Crack as I have sprinkled them with various decorations. Great share, Joan.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. These are absolutely cookies, Joan. (I make something similar, and I’ve always called them cookies.) Everyone needs a fast go-to bar recipe. This was the perfect one to share. I’m looking forward to trying it. Thank you. πŸͺ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Then cookies they are! As I said, they are so easy. Probably 30 minutes from start to finish, not including the cool-down time.

      I’m so glad I joined the cookie share this year. It’s so much fun and helps get me in the holiday spirit.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Now, don’t you want to visit Texas and sample some of these? πŸ™‚

      Seriously, it would be fun to meet in person. Maybe one of these days, I can come your way. Visiting the UK has always been a dream.

      Liked by 1 person

Let's chat! I enjoy hearing from you.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.