Gingersnap Toffee

If you love gingersnaps, toffee and white chocolate, you’ll love this Gingersnap Toffee. It’s perfect for Christmas! 

I seriously love this time of year. I love the sights, the sounds, the lights and of course all of the Christmas treats that are currently taking over my kitchen. Throughout the rest of the year I am not a huge candy and sweets eater but when Christmas rolls around gimme all the chocolate, cookies and treats. My newest Christmas treat love is this Gingersnap Toffee.

If you love gingersnaps, toffee and white chocolate, you'll love this Gingersnap Toffee. It's perfect for Christmas!

Everyone has probably heard of saltine toffee, AKA Christmas Crack. But I’ve got a new twist for you, this Gingersnap Toffee is out of this world. There is a layer of gingersnaps, buttery toffee, white chocolate and sprinkles. It is is my newest treat obsession.

If you have ever made saltine toffee then you’ll be able to make this gingersnap toffee. It is basically the same concept, except for instead of saltine crackers you’ll be using gingersnaps cookies. For this recipe, you will want to make sure that the gingersnaps are crisp. Soft gingersnaps will not work as well. I used Nabisco Gingersnaps but if you have some of your own homemade lying around, because… Christmas, I’m sure they would work just fine too!

If you love gingersnaps, toffee and white chocolate, you'll love this Gingersnap Toffee. It's perfect for Christmas!

This Gingersnap Toffee does require a bit of time in the fridge. I recommend about two hours. But don’t go much more than that. I put mine in the fridge and then went to do some Christmas shopping for about 3 hours. The toffee was pretty hard at that point but an hour or so on the counter and we were good to go! And by good to go I mean…I ate entirely too much in one sitting.

But hey. It’s Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, this was my view a last week. Seriously, I LOVE this time of year.

Check out the video below to see just how easy this Gingersnap Toffee is to make!

If you love gingersnaps, toffee and white chocolate, you'll love this Gingersnap Toffee. It's perfect for Christmas!

Gingersnap Toffee Recipe

Serves 10 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 3 reviews


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • About 30 Gingersnap cookies
  • 10 ounces white chocolate chips
  • sprinkles



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Combine butter and sugar together in a pot. Cook over medium heats until it begins to boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes untouched. Stir and continue cooking 1or 2 more minutes or until thickened.


Line a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.


Line cookies on to prepared baking sheet. Pour sugar, butter sauce over the top. Cook in preheated oven for 5 minutes.


Remove from oven and sprinkle white chocolate chips over the top. Allow to set for 30 seconds - 1 minute. When the chocolate starts to melt spread it over the crackers. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Allow to cool to room temperature then chill for 2 hours.


Once chilled and hardened, remove from fridge and break into pieces. Store in airtight container.



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  • Reply
    November 12, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Can you freeze or refrigerate this? How long does this last after it’s made in the containers?

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      November 13, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Hi Deb! I have never frozen this so I’m not sure, you can refrigerate it if you like but take it out a bit before serving. It will last a couple of days in sealed containers :)

  • Reply
    Paula - bell'alimento
    December 5, 2017 at 7:12 am

    You can never have too much toffee!

  • Reply
    Richa Gupta
    December 1, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    These toffees look colorful and delish!

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    December 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    This is the best looking toffee recipe I have seen.

  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    November 30, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This looks so good- Perfect for the holidays!

  • Reply
    Erin Clarkson
    November 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Yum this looks so delicious!

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    Sweet Basil
    November 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Definitely will be trying this soon!

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    Lane & Holly | With Two Spoons
    November 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I love how simple this is. I just might have to try making some toffee this year!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    November 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

    This toffee will disappear fast here! Perfect for the holidays!

  • Reply
    November 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Love the Christmas spirit in your video! The cookies sound so good!

  • Reply
    Allyson Zea
    November 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love these types of cookies! Can’t wait to try them!

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    November 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Yum! What a great holiday treat

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    November 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I love Saltine toffee, but this sounds even better. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    November 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve made something similar with saltines, but those gingersnaps are soooo smart!

  • Reply
    November 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Looks wonderful, but wondering if if it would taste okay with semisweet chocolate instead. One family member doesn’t like white chococolate.

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    November 27, 2017 at 6:51 am

    This is sure to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit!

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    Maris Callahan
    December 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    These must be so sweet! So festive and fun

  • Reply
    December 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    You are so smart! I love that you used gingersnaps instead of saltines!!

  • Reply
    Maryanne @the little epicurean
    December 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Love this variation on saltine toffee! This is perfect for sharing during the holidays!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    December 13, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Oh, man. This looks almost too good!

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    Michelle | A Latte Food
    December 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    This is genius! I could probably eat this whole tin in one sitting! :-)

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    December 12, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I love, love, love the use of gingersnaps in this toffee! I’m a huge fan, and I know this is going to be delicious and so hard to stop eating!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    December 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    What a fun and easy idea!

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