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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- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper and place vanilla wafers in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
- 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.
- Pour the caramel mixture over the vanilla wafers evenly and bake in the oven for 6 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Before the chocolate begins to harden, sprinkle your candied chocolate chunks over the top.
- Place pan into the freezer or fridge until completely cool and hardened.
- Break or cut into smaller pieces, approximately 20 pieces at 2-3" per piece.
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.