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Valentine Crack Candy

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and although I don’t subscribe to the idea that we should show affection one day out of the year, I do LOVE the Valentine candy, heart shapes and PINK colour explosion all over the place.  This past Christmas I tried Christmas Crack for the first time, GASP, and I quickly found out why it’s name rings true. This Valentine Crack is slightly different but I have to say, very deliciously sweet and addicting.




If you have a sweet tooth, this combination of caramel, chocolate and cookie wafers is something you’ll want to try and it’s easy to make with only a few ingredients. I especially love the colours; there is something about the combination of these colours that just makes me happy.




I found the candied chocolate sprinkles at my local Bulk Barn in the Valentine section; they were wafers dipped in candy sprinkles and coarsely chopped. If you can’t find these ones, you will find something just as gorgeous to sprinkle on top. This would make a great gift in a pretty container for teachers, a neighbour, a caregiver or anyone else who would appreciate a little pink sunshine to their day.

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This Valentine’s Day, Love Called Me.

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Valentine Crack Candy
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20
  • 35 Nilla Vanilla Wafers (Mr. Christie's)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups melting chocolate (pink)
  • 1 cup candied chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper and place vanilla wafers in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Melt butter and sugar together in a sauce pot to make the caramel, bringing to a low boil for 6 minutes; don't let it burn but don't stir.
  4. Pour the caramel mixture over the vanilla wafers evenly and bake in the oven for 6 minutes.
  5. While the pan is in the oven, melt the chocolate wafers in a double broiler on medium low heat, stirring often to melt through. If you prefer the microwave, melt chocolate on medium high heat in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and ready to pour.
  6. Remove wafer pan from the oven and let sit to cool 5 minutes before pouring chocolate over the top. Pour the chocolate to evenly cover the top of the wafers and caramels, spreading it evenly over the surface.
  7. Before the chocolate begins to harden, sprinkle your candied chocolate chunks over the top.
  8. Place pan into the freezer or fridge until completely cool and hardened.
  9. Break or cut into smaller pieces, approximately 20 pieces at 2-3" per piece.


One comment on “Valentine Crack Candy”

  1. Thanks for the colorful treat idea and recipe. I was looking for something colorful to add to a Valentine gift project (yet to be fully developed). This treat might just be the right addition.

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