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Minty Matcha Christmas Toffee

Minty Matcha Christmas Toffee

🎶 It’s the holiday season… the holiday season… 🎶

Yay it’s Christmastime! I love the holidays. So many traditions, so many ornaments, so many desserts…

This Christmas toffee has all the holiday magic! Crispy saltines, rich toffee and chocolate, peppermint and white chocolate matcha drizzles. It will become an instant family favorite.

This toffee recipe has been a family favorite of ours for years now. It rarely lasts more than a few days but luckily it’s easy to whip up another batch when the cookie tin is sad and empty.

There are a few tasty components to this dessert: the saltine crackers, the toffee mixture, the chocolate… and the toppings. 

If you’ve never had saltine cracker toffee, you’re missing out. This stuff is so good and so freaking easy.

This Christmas toffee has all the holiday magic! Crispy saltines, rich toffee and chocolate, peppermint and white chocolate matcha drizzles. It will become an instant family favorite.

We usually keep it simple and top this toffee with nuts. Walnuts, almonds, pecans… whatever you like best. But, this time I decided to get into the Christmas spirit and use walnuts, peppermint candy and top it all off with a matcha white chocolate drizzle. 

I happened to have a chocolate peppermint candy bar on hand which I chopped up for my toffee toppings. You could use something similar or chop up candy canes.

The matcha white chocolate drizzle is a beautiful pop of color and adds a nice subtle flavor. I used Zentei Matcha green tea matcha powder. You can get a small bag on Amazon for just $6 which is perfect for a few cups of tea and a few baking projects.

This Christmas toffee has all the holiday magic! Crispy saltines, rich toffee and chocolate, peppermint and white chocolate matcha drizzles. It will become an instant family favorite.
This Christmas toffee has all the holiday magic! Crispy saltines, rich toffee and chocolate, peppermint and white chocolate matcha drizzles. It will become an instant family favorite.

A couple notes on making these treats:

  • Make sure you use a high quality chocolate chip that hasn’t been sitting in the pantry for too long. I’ve found that sometimes the chocolate won’t spread if it’s too old.
  • If you have a candy thermometer on hand, go ahead and use it. It will help you determine how long the toffee should boil. But, if you don’t have one, don’t worry. We’ve made this recipe countless times without one and never had an issue.

Enjoy and let me know what toppings you decided to use in the comments below!

This Christmas toffee has all the holiday magic! Crispy saltines, rich toffee and chocolate, peppermint and white chocolate matcha drizzles. It will become an instant family favorite.

Minty Matcha Christmas Toffee


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