Low-FODMAP Crunchy Salted Caramel/ Toffee Bark; Gluten-free, Vegan

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Super easy, delicious and so versatile!  This low-FODMAP Crunchy Salted Caramel/Toffee Bark recipe is perfect for any occasion.  You can make it vegan, gluten-free and Kosher for Passover.

I love the way the crackers sumptuously soak up the caramel and make a crunchy, crumbly sweet and salty flavor with the richness of the chocolate.  This low-FODMAP Crunchy Salted Caramel/Toffee Bark is to-die-for.

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Low-FODMAP Crunchy Salted Caramel/Toffee Bark; Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients (using available FODMAP data at time of posting)

Yield: About 42 squares

Serving size 1-2 squares

Prep time: 10 min

Bake time: 7 min

Total time: 15-20 min

Bake: 400 F

Equipment: large rimmed baking sheet (we used 16 by 12 inch),  medium saucepan


  • 4 ounces gluten-free low-FODMAP crackers, or gluten-free matzo (for Passover)
    • Basically the amount needed to layer the bottom of your baking sheet (if your sheet does not hold this amount, then adjust accordingly)
    • The closest gluten-free crackers to a saltine I like are Glutino brand
    • If you can tolerate gluten, then regular saltines are low-FODMAP based on recent US testing
      • This recipe will use about 42 saltines
    • Manischewitz gluten-free matzo is recommended as other brands may contain honey or other high-FODMAP ingredients
  • 1 cup vegan spread (I like Earth Balance)
    • can also use butter for non-vegan version
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • Kosher salt or sea salt
  • Chopped pecans/peanuts/hazelnuts for topping (optional)


  • Line a baking sheet with an edge using parchment paper, aluminum foil or silicone sheet
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Lay crackers or matzo in single layer on the baking sheet
  • In a medium saucepan, melt margarine or butter
  • Stir in brown sugar
  • Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly
    • Be sure the sugar is completely dissolved, or continue to boil until it is
    • Mixture should be a deep caramel color and smooth
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla
  • Pour over the crackers to cover completely, spread as needed
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes until toffee is bubbling
    • watch to ensure it doesn’t burn- ovens vary
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over surface
  • As chips begin to melt, spread these evenly
    • if they aren’t melting, just pop the tray back in the oven and watch for a minute
    • can also melt the chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and spread it over the surface
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts or coarse salt or both (I used just salt for mine- so good!)
  • Cool on counter until set, then refrigerate until hardened.
  • Break or cut into pieces; store in air-tight container

  • So addictive!  I see why this is sometimes called ‘Christmas Crack’.  Love my low-FODMAP Crunchy Salted Caramel/Toffee Bark!

Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)

6 Responses

  1. Irresistibly Delicious

    Easy to make and so very good!!! I too did the glutino crackers and kosher salt on top…we loved it. This will definitely be a holiday must.

    1. Hi ConnieJo,
      What a lovely comment to read! These are totally amazing aren’t they? We love hearing from you, please stay in touch with us. Have a great day!!

  2. Just wondering what the size of your baking sheet would be to accommodate your Matzos. I did mine in a 15 x 10, and still had to double layer the crackers in some areas as there was excess. Thanks for your time. Haven’t tasted it cos they’re in the fridge at the moment. Can’t wait till they’re ready.

    1. Hi The Mrs,
      Sorry to confuse you, the recipe does not imply the amount as a direct measure, you are meant to only coat the bottom of the sheet with matzo that you have. We will clarify. Your baking sheet is almost the same size we have, ours is about 16 by 12 inches. Thanks for allowing us to clarify!

    2. Big Fat Wow!

      Omg! I just had some and it is so yummy! The caramel balances out the semi sweet chocolate and I’m simply in heaven. Have frozen some but these will go in no time. Thanks so much for a lovely chocolate fix. The salt is sublime with it! ???

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