Valentine's Day M&M Cracker bark

Valentine’s M&M Cracker Bark For A Sweet Treat

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One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is some of the delicious treats that are out there. Cake, ice cream, candy, you name it, I enjoy it. Today I am sharing my recipe for Valentine’s M&M Cracker bark. Kids and adults will both love it!

Valentine's M&M Cracker bark

We all know that Winter is not one of my favorite times of the year. I prefer sunshine, and warmth, and all things Summer and Summer travel. So, in order to make things a bit easier, I tend to enjoy chocolate. I know that you will too.

Frequently Asked Questions About Recipe Preparation:

I don’t have a double boiler, can I still melt the chocolate?

Absolutely! I don’t have a double boiler, so I use the microwave to melt mine for this recipe.

How long does it take to melt candy in a microwave?

Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and cook 1 minute on 50% heat. Remove and stir and cook for another 30 seconds. Stir again and cook for another 30 seconds on 50% power. Repeat for a few more cycles until smooth.

Can I use food coloring if they don’t have the candy in the right colors?

If you don’t have access to candy melts and need to use regular chocolate, you can add a few drops of food coloring. I honestly don’t think you should. You could thin out the chocolate too much where it won’t set or harden properly.

Is it better to use chocolate or candy melts?

I like using the candy melts because it gives you vibrant colors without changing the consistency of the candy. However, this recipe is so simple that you just need to use white chocolate.

Ok, now that we have some basic questions answered about this Valentine’s M&M cracker bark, let’s learn how to make it.

Valentine's Day M&M cracker bark

What You Need To Know About Prep Time For The Valentine’s M&M Cracker bark:

  • Makes approximately 20-30 bars, depending on the size you break the bars into.
  • Baking time is about 15 minutes.
  • Melting time for chocolate is about 5-6 minutes, depending on your microwave.
  • Cooling time is about 1 hour in the fridge.

What Ingredients Do I Need For This Recipe?

ingredients for Valentine's M&M cracker bark
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 1 cup Valentine’s M&Ms
  • Heart sprinkles

Directions For The Valentine’s Day M&M Cracker Bark

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Lay crackers out in a single layer.saltine crackers in pan
  4. Melt butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
    melted ingredients
  5. Pour mixture over crackers and work quickly to spread it evenly.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. While that is baking, chop white chocolate and melt over a double boiler (if you don’t have one, use the microwave method above). white chocolate in double boiler
  8. When crackers are done, remove from the oven, and spread melted chocolate over them.
  9. Top with M&Ms and sprinkles.

Refrigerate for one hour to cool, then remove and gently break into pieces. YUM!

completed Valentine's Day M&M cracker bark

This is such an easy and delicious recipe for you to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Send it with your kids for a school party or enjoy it at a date night at home.

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