Gifts from the Kitchen, Sally’s Tempting Toffee

One of the gifts I received at my Birthday Christmas Cocktail Party

was a tin of homemade toffee from my good friend CCOG

{CC’s Other Grandmother}

The moment I lifted the lid, an irresistible aroma came wafting out

I quickly closed the lid told everyone to keep away,

this was all for me 😂

These squares are unbelievably delicious!

They are made with just a few ingredients

that you might even have in your pantry~

graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and pecans

A perfect last minute gift from your kitchen!

CCOG was so nice to give me the recipe and let me share it with you

Sally’s Tempting Toffee

Graham crackers baked with butter, brown sugar, vanilla and pecans turn into a delightful sweet toffee treat!
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 squares


  • foil or parchment paper
  • 2 cookie sheets


  • 24 graham crackers
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans* or more to taste


  • Line cookie sheets with foil or parchment
  • Place graham crackers close together on lined pans
  • Sprinkle nuts evenly over the tops of the crackers
  • Melt butter with brown sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla
  • Spoon sauce over the crackers and nuts
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes, then transfer to cooling racks
  • When crackers are cool break into smaller pieces
  • Store in an air tight container


*you can also use almonds
Keyword 5 minute dessert, caramel toffee cream, Christmas appetizer, cracker toffee, graham crackers, hostess gift, stuffing with celery and pecans

Here is another similar recipe and a few more last minute gift ideas

Raid the Pantry Cracker Toffee

Club Crackers, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups and cashews

Cranberry Mustard only takes minutes to prepare~

It makes a wonderful gift for your holiday host or hostess

It will make a Christmas ham extra festive!

Rosemary Mixed Nut Tartlettes can be put in a box or a tin for gifting,

They are a little sweet, a little savory, a little sinful

and the rosemary makes them feel like Christmas~

they are simple to make using filo shells and delightful to eat

I hope these last minute gift ideas

will come in handy!

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23 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Sally’s Tempting Toffee”
  1. Mary says:

    Looks delicious Jenna! Gifts from the kitchen are the best way to share the love for the holidays. Merry Thursday.♥

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    GM Jenna, these are really wonderful last minute gift ideas and can be gifts any time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Those are terrific, easy-looking and delicious ideas! I’m hoping to start baking/cooking today. We shall see!

  4. I love toffee flavour. The one with peanut butter cups and cashews looks terrific too.

  5. Wow, this is new to me. I love toffee, so I shall be making these for the family. The other version looks delicious with peanut butter cups, choc chips and cashews. Thanks for sharing this yummy gift ideas.

  6. This makes a lovely gift! Most people really adore toffee.

  7. I agree with all of your blogger friend’s comments!!!!!

  8. Mmmm mmm good! I think I gained 10 lbs. from just reading your post! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year, dear Jenna.

  9. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh my! Both varieties look fabulous! No wonder you closed the box up fast! 🤣 Thanks for the tips and recipes, and Happy Birthday to you my friend! I hope you have a great one, and a lovely holiday too!

  10. I love a gift from the kitchen! Both look delicious. So sweet of CCOG to share the recipe!

  11. lghiggins says:

    Wonderful suggestions!

  12. Kitty says:

    I’ll have to try the Graham cracker version, Jenna. In Trisha Yearwood’s cookbook she did mention using them for a sweeter version than using the saltines. Isn’t it addictive?? Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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