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SkyFlakes Peanut Toffee Recipe: Our Local Saltine Cracker Candies

Talia Cortez (@taliacor)

Talia Cortez (@taliacor),
Jerome Jocson (@emowredge)

Jica Simpas (@jicasimpas)

SkyFlakes are one of the most versatile snacks out there. It’s great plain: crunchy, salty, and filling. But it also works with a variety of dips, both sweet and savory. This SkyFlakes peanut toffee recipe goes beyond just slathering something onto the crackers. (Though, in process, that’s basically what we’re doing here). It gives it a nice, crackly caramel-peanut topping; and broken into pieces, it becomes nifty bite-sized (-ish) snacks.

This recipe is inspired by southern saltine cracker candies (aka toffee bark) from the US. The original version uses saltines and is topped with caramel, melted chocolate, and chopped pecans. But ours uses SkyFlakes (“because what are they but Filipino saltines“) and does without the chocolate. We’ve also swapped the pecans with regular nuts for a more familiar and snack-y experience.

SkyFlakes Peanut Toffee
SkyFlakes pre-peanut toffee.

The process of making these SkyFlakes peanut toffee candies is simple. It does involve making caramel from scratch, which we know can be intimidating for some people. But it’s an easy recipe that only mixes butter and brown sugar. To make making your toffee goes off without a hitch, stay by the stove and keep an eye on it. You want the sugar just melted and the color just shy of golden brown. It will take about five minutes to get there.

After making the caramel, the rest of the method is straightforward—just pour the toffee onto your pan of SkyFlakes, bake, then finish with roasted nuts. Let it cool, then you can eat it as is or break it off into pieces. You can even pack them up—they’re great to give as gifts!

If you don’t have roasted peanuts, you can roast some raw ones. Just place your raw peanuts on a tray, then place it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. You can put your pan of SkyFlakes and caramel 15-20 minutes after your peanuts so they finish at the same time.

SkyFlakes Peanut Toffee Recipe

Difficulty

Medium

Serving Size

6-8 people

Active Time

1 hr

Total Time

1 hr

Instructions for SkyFlakes Peanut Toffee

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a 9×13 inch sheet pan with foil.
  3. Cover the pan in a single layer of crackers, then set aside.
  4. In a pot over medium heat, add the butter and sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has darkened.
  6. Carefully and evenly pour over the crackers in the prepared pan.
  7. If needed, spread out into an even layer to cover the crackers.
  8. Place the pan of crackers and caramel in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped, roasted peanuts.
  10. Let cool completely and then break the SkyFlakes toffee into pieces before serving.

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