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.
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.