Marbled Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

Say hello to marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack); your newest dessert BFF. It’s beautiful, addictive, and ridiculously easy to make. That’s my kind of dessert, and I’m guessing it’s yours too!

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Now I’ll admit that I’m on a bit of a marbling kick lately. It all started with those DIY marbled pumpkins I created back in the Fall, and then I spotted Amy’s marble-dipped Oreos, and I knew I had to combine my love for marbling with my love … okay, obsession … with graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack.) I mean, have you tried it? Come on. Graham cracker toffee bark is LEGIT. It’s actually a variation on the classic toffee crack using saltine crackers, but here, the graham crackers replace saltines. Upgrade, if you ask me.

Graham cracker toffee bark is quick and simple to make and is totally addictive. Taste-wise, it’s sweet, buttery, caramel-y (admittedly, not a word), crunchy, and chewy all at the same time. The graham cracker gives it the perfect crunch, and when soaked up with your homemade brown sugar caramel toffee, it tastes amazing. You’ll be wondering why you haven’t been caramelizing your graham crackers all along. What a waste.

Adding melted white chocolate is just the icing on the cake … errr, cracker.

Plus, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s as good a time as any to make a decadently sweet, pretty in pink dessert.

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And don’t feel limited to just Valentine’s Day. This dessert is pretty much my secret weapon. If you’re looking for a recipe that will disappear at holiday parties, birthday parties, cookie exchanges, book club, school bake sales, it even makes the perfect little “thank you” gift, this is your dessert. It’s addictive. Addictive.

How to make marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack). It's kind of perfect for Valentine's Day, don't ya think? Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Marbled Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

INGREDIENTS

about 10 full-size honey graham crackers, or enough to cover pan
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 cups white chocolate chips or white melting chocolate
red or pink food coloring
toothpick

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with a non-stick silicone baking mat*, parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. (*The baking mat you see in the pictures is a Silpat, and it’s my absolute favorite for baking.)
  2. Place graham crackers in pan in a single, flat layer so pan is completely covered with them. You will have to break some crackers to fill in the smaller spaces at the edges. It’s ok if there are slight gaps; it doesn’t have to be perfect. Set aside.
  3. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan with high sides, add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and heat over medium-high heat to melt. Stir constantly until butter has melted.
  4. After butter has melted, allow mixture to boil for about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes at a medium-fast boil (lots of bubbles). Stir constantly to prevent burning. As you approach the 4 minute mark, mixture should seem thickened with the consistency of medium-thick caramel sauce. Don’t overcook.
  5. Evenly pour mixture over graham crackers.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until there’s bubbling around the edges.
  7. While baking, melt white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, removing from microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  8. Remove pan from oven at the 7-minute mark. Pour melted chocolate evenly over the caramel-covered grahams. If needed, use a spatula to smooth it into an even, smooth layer of melted chocolate.
  9. Drop one drop of food coloring at a time, every few inches apart, on your melted chocolate layer, and using a toothpick, swirl the food coloring drop to create a “marbled” effect. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect, just spread it around gently with a toothpick in swirls and it will look like marble. (I was amazed at how easy it was to get the “marbled” effect just by swirling my toothpick around.)
  10. Allow to cool for about 3 to 4 hours, or until chocolate has set and dessert is sliceable. Cut into squares once chocolate has completely hardened. Note: you can refrigerate this to speed up the cooling/firming process, but it will create a bit of condensation on the chocolate. This is merely a cosmetic issue, but obviously, you can avoid this by just allowing it to dry completely on your countertop. Your toffee bark will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted via Averie Cooks

How to make marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack). It's kind of perfect for Valentine's Day, don't ya think? Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc How to make marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack). It's kind of perfect for Valentine's Day, don't ya think? Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Some edges will break, but don’t fret, it’s all still delicious.

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Any fun Valentine’s Day plans this year? If you find yourself baking up a batch of marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack), be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties and desserts!

How to make marbled graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack). It's kind of perfect for Valentine's Day, don't ya think? Click through for the recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Psst … if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration, why not try the perfect sugar cookies for decorating (we used pink rock candy!), throw together a last-minute date night (from the comfort of your sofa!), DIY the cutest mess-free craft with your little ones, make strawberry cheesecake macarons, big and fluffy homemade raspberry marshmallowsOreo macaronsnutella-chocolate covered strawberries, or the best ever red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, or any one of these 14 favorite valentine’s day desserts?

Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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Lexi

41 comments


  1. Oh my gosh this looks so dang good!! I’m going to have to try and make this!

  2. Anna English

    These look delicious, as always!

  3. You make the best treats!! My husband and kids would love these! Perfect for Valentines Day!!

  4. Jessica

    Hi Lexi, wow these look just amazing! I can’t wait to try them for Valentine’s day 🙂
    ~Jessica

  5. miriam

    oh my this looks so yummy! making me drool!

  6. Oh em gee, this looks like heaven!

  7. alyson

    seriously though… can you live closer to me?! actually don’t… I’d be huge! 🙂 LOL, pinned this girl… YUM!

    • Lexi

      haha, I just send everything to the hospital and with my photographer! Must get everything out of the house as soon as possible!

  8. Nataly

    These look so good! I need to make these asap!

  9. sarah lindner

    OMG these look so delish! And the photos look straight out of a magazine! I am def going to have to try this one 🙂

  10. Nina

    Umm I think I know what I’ll be making this weekend! This looks SO tasty!

    xx Nina
    http://www.theHSSfeed.com

  11. Erin

    This looks so good!! I am definitely going to make it!

    • Lexi

      Yay! I hope you like it! <3

  12. Julie

    Okay this looks incredible! The regular crack with saltine crackers is one of my favourite Christmas treats, even though the crackers can be a little bland. BUT GRAHAM CRACKERS — now that’s thinking!!

  13. Mollie

    This is the prettiest dessert, and it looks SO GOOD. I’m obsessed with the toffee saltine crack, I will definitely have to try this!

    • Lexi

      Yay! Thank you!! Hope you love it. <3

  14. Angela

    This looks delicious!! I didn’t know something so pink and yummy existed!!
    Angela

  15. Lacey

    That looks so good! I’m sitting here trying to think of how I can make this work with a vegan recipe!

    xx,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com
    @wearetheglittergospel on IG

    • Lexi

      Making caramel is tough – I actually tried to use vegan butter for a version my daughter could eat but it was a bust. I might try using coconut oil and sugar next. Let me know if you come up with something!

  16. These are lovely! I’m going to try making them with gluten-free graham crackers, and I’m guessing they’ll be just as lish! Pinned, and thanks! –G

    • Lexi

      Love that idea!

  17. Oh my gosh… these are so pretty and yummy!

  18. Anna English

    These look delish babe! Can’t wait to try them!

  19. Anna Cobbs

    These are so adorable! My girls would love these – definitely making them for Vday!!!

    xx – anna
    fleurdille.com

  20. Annie

    This looks absolutely amazing! So perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  21. Candace

    And seriously, those look amazing! I want to make some NOW!

    • Lexi

      Yay! I hope you do!

  22. Candace

    Ahhh…these look delightful! Nom nom.

    Best,

    Candace

  23. Mandy

    This looks so yummy! Love the name of it too!

  24. holy moly….. these look DELICIOUS

  25. This is probably the prettiest desert I’ve ever seen, wow! Definitely pinning this to attempt to make later, you did a great job!

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