This Bacon Toffee is easy, delicious, and super addictive! Bacon adds a smoky, salty twist to a classic holiday favorite. Only five ingredients!
Today I teamed up with some amazing bloggers in honor of an exciting celebration: David from Spiced Blog and his wife Laura are expecting a baby boy! In honor of the baby on the way, Chris from Shared Appetite organized a super manly baby shower to help send David and Laura some delicious blogger love before their little sous chef arrives. Everyone made some delicious things – you can see the full list down below!
I love following David’s blog and seeing how guys can kill it as food bloggers too! I was also super excited to come up with a “manly” treat to share for this virtual baby shower.
My first thought was bacon. Obviously, I had to put bacon into something. Probably something chocolatey, if the success of my Bacon Caramel Brownies gave any indication of how much people like chocolate and bacon together.
I ended up settling on a recipe that’s super easy and always a crowd pleaser: toffee. This isn’t regular English toffee, but more similar to the “crack toffee” that’s so often made around the holidays. It has a layer of Saltines on the bottom, topped with a brown sugar butter mixture that turns into crunchy toffee, chocolate spread on top, and of course – tons of bacon bits!
I baked and drained the bacon and then chopped it up into little bits so you’d get some in each bite. I sprinkled half the bits below the caramel mixture and half the bits on top of the chocolate – there’s more bacon hidden in these bars then meets the eye!
The smoky bacon and the crunchy, saltiness of the saltines paired with the sweetness of the toffee and the chocolate is an irresistible combination. The bacon adds a little manliness, but these bacon toffee shards are good enough to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.
If you want to enhance the salty sweet even more, sprinkle a bit of fleur de sel on top of the chocolate along with the bacon. I wish I had! I love the immediate hit of salt that sprinkling a little fleur de sel on top of a sweet dessert adds. It really balances out the sweetness of the chocolate and the toffee.
After you whip up this easy toffee, take a stroll around the rest of the baby shower and check out all of these delicious recipes from some of my blogger friends, listed below the recipe! Enjoy :)Print
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 4 ounce package saltine crackers (1 sleeve if you have a big box)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 10 slices bacon (cooked, drained, and chopped into bits)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper; spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange saltine crackers in single layer on the bottom of the sheet pan. Sprinkle evenly with half of the bacon bits.
- In a saucepan, whisk together butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil for 3 minutes without stirring. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
- Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly and top with chopped bacon. Cool completely and break into pieces.
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i thought regular toffee was good until you added bacon, now its amazing!!!
I saw “bacon toffee” and my fingers just had to wander over! This is amazing! Bacon+chocolate is a magical combo! Love the suggestion to sprinkle some fleur de sel on top of these too!
Oh my gosh. Where do I even begin with this recipe? It’s easy (+1), includes chocolate (+1), toffee (+2) and bacon (+6). Therefore you win by a landslide! Thank you so much for this post, and I truly mean that. You rock, Rachel!!
Bacon is always a good choice for dude food! I’m loving the simplicity of 5 ingredients and the extra hidden bacon!
That smoky, salty, savory, sweet flavor is unreal! And such pretty pictures :)
I am digging all this manly food – bacon and bourbon and meat. YUM! Some of my favorite food groups. Ha ha ha. This toffee sounds amazing and I want to gobble it ALL up! Perfect for gift giving too!
This is just. Absolutely. Genius.
You had me at bacon! Sweet, salty, chocolatey bacon greatness… Dangerously brilliant, Rachel!
omg I am drooling over this bacon toffee! There is nothing better than bacon and chocolate together and you have nailed it again!!! Love.
These are the epitome of dude food! Totally digging the sweet and salty combo.
These look unreal, girl! Adding bacon makes these the king of all toffee and the perfect treat for a dude! Love the sweet and salty combo!
Mmm bacon toffee? So clever, Rachel! My brother-in-law LOVES bacon anything, so I will have to make this for him! Sounds delish!
Holy, crack toffee is right! The addition of bacon is stellar! These look deliciously dangerous, girlfriend!! Such a fantastic way to celebrate David and Laura! They would also make a great gift for the holidays! Cheers!
I’m totally making this as Christmas gifts for the guys in my fam!!! Love the short ingredient list and easy instructions. Pinned!
This should basically be its own food group. Amazing!
Do women only have ONE template for their food blogs?? These all look the SAME!!!
AWE! So cute that you’re participating in this baby shower! And seriously, bacon toffee? Sounds incredible!
Thanks so much, Phi!
Can you say yum?! What a great way to makee this toffee more dude-like by adding bacon! Who am I kidding, I love bacon just as much as the guys do!
Can you say yum?! What a great way to make this toffee more dude-like by adding bacon! Who am I kidding, I love bacon just as much as the guys do!
lol!!! I love the “manly” theme! and this toffee looks GOSH DURNED FANTASTIC! so rich and delicious!
Oh my, what a wicked idea!! It has got to be delicious!
Have a nice week!
Yum! Manly or not, this is my kind of treat!
Can these be made ahead and stored? I worry that the cracker
might get soggy.
Hi Kate. How long did you want to store it for? I kept the toffee for a few days and it held up well! Just make sure it’s stored tightly sealed in an airtight container.
Ermagherd this toffee sounds AMAZING!!! Bacon + Chocolate = manly flavor explosion! Thanks so much for participating in the shower and for bringing such an AWESOME recipe to the party!