Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Homemade Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark is truly the perfect gift. It is not only sweet but it shows that you took special effort to make it for the ones that you love.

Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark

This valentine chocolate cracker bark recipe is a white chocolate bark or also known as a saltine bark is a great valentine’s day candy because it has something for everyone. It is salty, chocolaty, crispy and salty and sweet. The saltine cracker has been around forever but you rarely think of it for making sweets. This recipe will change that thought forever. To find out who invented the saltine, check this information out.

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What We Love About This Chocolate Valentines Recipe

The bark is quick and easy to make. It is great for the kids to help with and most of the ingredients you probably have on hand.

  • 20 Minutes: It is really quick to assemble.
  • Easy Ingredients: Most are pantry staples, so easy to make.
  • Family Friendly: Who doesn’t love chocolate?
  • Adaptable: Can make with so many different toppings and flavors.
Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark on a white dish.

Ingredient Notes

  • Saltine Crackers: One sleeve of these crisp, salty crackers.
  • White Chocolate: White chocolate bars, chips or melts will all work
  • Valentine’s M&Ms: You can use normal ones but the valentine ones make them look so pretty.
  • Heart Sprinkles: These are so fun and festive, it really makes this candy special.
White Chocolate, crackers, M&M's to make the Valentines Cracker Bark.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Valentines Chocolate

These are the basic steps for making Valentines Chocolate. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Laying out the crackers and melting the butter and sugar.

STEP 1: PREPARATION

First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and next, lay a single layer of crackers on the sheet.

STEP 2: Cook

Next, melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Pour mixture over crackers, and work quickly to spread it evenly. Bake.

STEP 3: Melt Chocolate

Meanwhile, melt white chocolate per package directions by using the microwave or double boiler.

The crackers after baking and the chocolate being spread out and topped with the m&m's.

STEP 4: Cool

When crackers are done baking, spread the white chocolate over the crackers, top with candy and sprinkles and refrigerate.

STEP 5: Break or Cut

Break candy into pieces and bag for gift giving or serve.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO STORE THIS VALENTINES CANDY

The valentine’s chocolate can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for several weeks. It does nt need to be refrigerated.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

If you made this candy in advance or you made too much, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MELT THE CHOCOLATE FOR THIS RECIPE?

Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on 50% power level. Stop the microwave and stir every 20-30 seconds until melted. You can make a double boiler out of a glass bowl placed over a saucepan with simmering water as well.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHOCOLATE?

Indeed, if you are not a fan of white chocolate you can use milk or dark chocolate for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, adjust the amounts accordingly for the quantity that you need.

WHAT IS ALMOND BARK AND CAN I USE IT FOR THIS RECIPE?

Almond bark contains no almonds but this coating was called that because it was originally used for covering nuts. It is made with vegetable fats, sugar, flavors, and coloring and can be used in this recipe if you desire.

Pieces of the Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark on a white plate.

Expert Tips for Making this Valentine Chocolate Recipe

  • Food Coloring: Make the White Chocolate pink or red to match the day.
  • Different Candy: Use sweet or sour candy to create your own unique bark.
  • Nuts: You favorite chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans can be added.
  • Candy Bags: Add Valentine card tags and put in these festive gift bags.
  • Alternate Ingredients: Crushed pretzels, cookies, coconut or candy hearts with sayings can be used.

What to Serve with Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

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Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark
5 from 2 votes

Valentine Chocolate Cracker Bark

Yield: 25 pieces
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Homemade Valentine Chocolate is truly the perfect gift. It is not only sweet but it shows that you took special effort to make it for the ones that you love.
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Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 1 cup M&Ms, Valentine’s
  • Heart sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lay crackers out in a single layer.
  • Melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour mixture over crackers, and work quickly to spread it evenly.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • While that is baking, chop white chocolate and melt over a double boiler.
  • When crackers are done, remove from the oven, and spread melted chocolate over them.
  • Top with M&Ms and sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate for one hour to cool, then remove and gently break into pieces.

Expert Tips

 
  • Food Coloring: Make the White Chocolate pink or red to match the day.
  • Different Candy: Use sweet or sour candy to create your own unique bark.
  • Nuts: You favorite chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans can be added.
  • Candy Bags: Add Valentine card tags and put in these festive gift bags.
  • Alternate Ingredients: Crushed pretzels, coconut or candy hearts with sayings can be used.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate bark, cracker bark

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  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to guest post on your site! I hope everyone enjoy’s this super simple Chocolate Bark recipe!

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