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!

February can always be a cold and kind of depressing month, and what better way to combat that than with something sweet. When you combine a few ingredients, you are left with a treat that is sure to warm your heart.

Valentine's M&M Cracker bark

If I had a choice, I would spend some of this time on a warm, tropical island with a cool drink in my hand and my love by my side. Thankfully I only have to wait a few more months to wait until I have my toes in the sand and feel the warm ocean breeze.

Valentine's Day M&M cracker bark

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.

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.

Kitchen Tools For Valentine’s Day M&M Cracker Bark Recipe Preparation

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula

What Ingredients Do I Need For This Recipe?

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

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

Step #1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step #2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step #3

Lay crackers out in a single layer.

saltine crackers in pan for valentine's M&M cracker bark

Step #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.

Butter In Pan For Valentine's M&M Cracker Bark
melted ingredients

Step #5

Pour mixture over crackers and work quickly to spread it evenly.

Saltine crackers with glaze

Step #6

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Saltine crackers after baking

Step #7

While that is baking, chop white chocolate and melt over a double boiler (if you don’t have one, use the microwave method).

white chocolate in double boiler

Step #8

When crackers are done, remove from the oven, and spread melted chocolate over them.

Spreading melted chocolate over saltines

Step #9

Top with M&Ms and sprinkles.

Valentine Bark With M&Ms
Valentine's Bark With Sprinkles

Step #10

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.

More Valentine’s Day Candy Bark Recipes:

Valentine's Day Candy Bark Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth on Valentine's Day with these awesome candy bark recipes. Enjoy them at home with your sweetie or send them for a kids' party at school.

Simple and delicious and the perfect treat for the love of your life or your wonderful children. Sweets for Valentine’s Day or just because.

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I hope that you enjoyed this recipe for Valentine’s M&M cracker bark. Leave me a comment and let me know when you plan on making it!

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  1. I love this easy treat! Pinning for later, and now following, thanks for becoming a SSPS crew member!

    1. I love that it is so easy to make. I am not very good at sweet treats, but I can do this one! I love being a co-host!

  2. What a fun Valentines recipe!!
    Thank you for sharing your Valentines M&M Cracker Bark recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your recipe at this week’s party and pinning too.
    Have a great week,

    1. Wow, thank you! That really means a lot. Thanks so much for stopping in!

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