Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine Candy Bark

Here is the latest version of my popular toffee bark, just in time for Valentine's Day! We call it crack because it's made with crackers and is so addicting!!
Valentine Candy Bark (CRACK)

Saltines (1+ sleeves depending on the size of your cookie sheet)
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Candy/Topping of choice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with little lip around the edge) with cooking spray. I use a cookie sheet liner instead. Arrange crackers to cover the bottom of the sheet. Melt butter, add the brown sugar, and then boil for 3 minutes. Pour over the saltines and put in oven for 5 minutes.
Remove and sprinkle choc chips on top. When chocolate chips look glossy (about 2 minutes) spread the melted chips evenly across the top. Sprinkle your favorite toppings on top. I used M&Ms, mini marshmallows, conversation hearts, Andes mint chips, and sprinkles. Put it in the fridge to harden and then brake it apart into uneven pieces.
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Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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    1. Toffee & chocolate are the perfect combo! Really sticks to your teeth! LOL!

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  2. This sounds and looks so good! Can't wait to make some....hugs, Penny

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  3. What an awesome idea! This is going into my Valentine's 2013 Best of post for sure!

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  4. Wow, it's sooo pretty and yummy, too and perfect for a Valentine's treat.

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  5. Oh wow! My kids would go crazy for this!!

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  6. Yummy! My girls would love this. I hope you stop by to link this week= http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-5.html
    Nancy

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  7. This looks sooooo good. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was weird with conversation hearts, but I don't like those candies in the first place! Kids loved it!

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  8. This looks YUMMY! I made Christmas bark and it didn't last long. Will definitely be trying this one. New follower visiting from Blog Stalking Thursday party. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That looks delicious and sinful! The best combination!

    Mona

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    1. I have really love it since adding mint to it!

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  10. Children will have so much fun reading their snack! :)
    Great idea....
    Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row
    http://www.ducksnarow.com

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  11. oh my gosh- i just became your 1000th follower! yaya!!! :)
    i was reading your captcha post. MAKES ME NUTS! i turned mine off in the beginning but i am always paranoid maybe i didn't do it right and it's still on! haha.
    have a great day diana!!
    www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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    1. Mahalo for being #1000! I am now following you too!

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  12. Thanks for this delicious recipe- I will be making this for Valentine's for sure!

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  13. Impressive ... really nice cake, I like ...

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  14. OMG that makes my mouth water and my teeth hurt!

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  15. Visiting from Financial Friday and this looks absolutely yummy!

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  16. I am making valentines goodie bags next week. I am adding this to the list of things to stuff them with! Thanks!

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  17. Diana, Thanks for stopping by over. The Captcha is off, thank you. I actually thought it was off. Congrats I see 1000 followers!

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    1. Thanks for turning it off Sara! I feel bad telling people, but I think many have NO idea it's on! Thanks for noticing 1000. That happened today!

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  18. What a great treat!! Especially to your love-ones :)

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  19. Love this idea for a Valentine's dessert. {yummy} ;o)

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  20. How the heck did I miss this post. Perfect to make for the boys, pinned it. Thanks sweetie!!

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    1. Thanks!! It's great with candy corn too. I was just too cheap to buy them!

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  21. Looks super yummy. My mom makes something similar except with graham crackers instead of saltines! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love this idea! I think I would be a very popular mom if I make these! Thanks for sharing with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

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    1. Yes, I am popular because I hand out crack(er) bark!!

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  23. Wow, Diana. That looks fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com!

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  24. Oh my word. This looks fantastic! I now need a sweet fix! Thanks for sharing! Loved having you drop by my blog today!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  25. OMG, fantastic idea & so delicious! I'd love a piece of that right now!

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  26. I love desserts like this. It looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  27. Ooh, sweet Valentine yumminess! Can I have some? Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  28. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  29. This recipe sounds great. We made some of these - you heightened the excitement by adding candies to the top. Not all of the batches turned out right, though. We were doing something wrong. But the ones that came out good? ADDICTING!!! Like you said, crack!! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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    1. Hum! It's usually fool proof, although my last batch was a little gooey!

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  30. Yummy! My mouth is watering just looking at this!!! I just made some Valentine's Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I may have to try these out before V-day too! Thanks for sharing the yumminess at the "Sundae Scoop" linky party!

    ~Abby =)

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  31. We are big fans of candy bark at our house. I love the idea of using conversation hearts in it!
    Would love for you to come on over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-3/

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  32. This looks so fun and yummy, too! I can imagine that it would be very addicting, but what a fun treat for the family to celebrate the holiday!

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  33. I can't wait to try this, my kids will love it!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  34. Yummy. This looks like so much fun to make. Thanks, Nichi

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  35. My teeth hurt just looking at this! But then that never stopped before :) I found you on the Clever Chicks Hop and I would love to have you join the fun on my Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  36. This looks like it's a blast and a half to make!

    Thanks for linking this great post up at F-it Fridays, I hope to see you back again next week!
    http://www.parloandlogi.com/category/f-it-friday/

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  37. These look great I love it! Thanks for linking up to I Freakin Did it Friday, can't wait to see what you have cooked up for this Friday!

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  38. That does look totally addicting! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. It is addicting, so that is why we call it crack!

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  39. Yum - Toffee and chocolate and lots of candy :) This looks good! Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  40. Sweet yummy goodness! Thanks for linking up @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you soon! & hope your having a great week! Theresa

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  41. Totally making this on Friday!! Great idea!!

    Www.wendymacdesigns.com

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  42. Oh my gosh - YUM - that looks amazing!

    -Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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  43. So yummy looking!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  44. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome Valentine treat at the Season's Best link-up. What a fun idea!

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  45. I'll take a whole batch please :) Featuring you on Sunday :) Thanks so much for linkin up to my Sunday FUNday party!

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  46. oooo I've had something like this... but this valentine version looks superb! I host a Tuesday link party that I would LOVE for you to come check out. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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  47. Umm... this is so delicious and beautiful looking! I'd be tickled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  48. That look so good and so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Yummy yummy! Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots! Be sure to check out the features this week!

    Shelley

    piggyinpolkadots.com

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  50. Your bark is the perfect Valentine treat!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your recipe!!! Hope you'll stop by often!!
    Smiles!!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  51. I must have some Diana!! You can spare a little for me... right??

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week!!!

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  52. One of my besties makes this all the time but without the candy on top. It is always such a hit. She calls them Salty Sweets! Thanks for linking this up at my Show Off Your Shell Party...can't wait to see what you link up this week!

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  53. Delish! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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  54. So yummy! Thanks for sharing last week at my link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you again this week :)

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  55. Yum! I love this idea, so fun and easy!
    Thanks

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  56. Making this this weekend. Many thinks for sharing.

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  57. his looks awesome and so freakin' easy to make! Valentines Day dessert done :) Thanks for sharing following you on google+ and facebook!

    Sandra
    www.notesfromtheslife.com

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  58. Oh my goodness...I love this! What a sweet and beautiful treat for Valentine's Day!

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  59. Hi Diana,
    Your Valentine Candy Bark looks so colorful and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  60. Love all the festive colours, must taste delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Sweet and Savoury Sunday’s, I hope you link up again this weekend.

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  61. Thanks for linking this to What'd You Do This Weekend, Diana. Love all your barks.

    Linda

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