Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Saltine Bark

We are T-minus 4 days to the official day of love.  Are you ready?  Whether you're celebrating with a special someone, a group of friends or flying solo good food, sweets and a few drinks are a must.  Chocolate goes hand in hand with Valentine's day, wouldn't you agree?  But to me, chocolate goes hand in hand with any day!

I've been on a major saltine bark kick lately.  You know me and my sweet and salty addiction and this bark hits all those notes; salty crackers, topped with lightly crisp caramel and then of course, the semi sweet chocolate.  I love the classic version, but I also enjoy playing with different toppings and add-ins and since Valentine's day is right around the corner I came up with a version perfect for the occasion.

This is the basic bark base of saltine crackers topped with caramel and chocolate.  But then to give it a festive and colorful flare, I added some fun Valentine's sprinkles and some white chocolate chips.  All the yummy, salty and sweet flavor of the traditional saltine bark with a little Valentine's flare.
Forget the box of store bought chocolates, make a batch of this saltine bark for your special someone, your co-workers or your kiddos classmates.  

Valentine's Saltine Bark

40 Saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 Cup brown sugar
1 3/4 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 Cup white chocolate chips
Valentine's Sprinkles


Preheat oven to 400.

Like a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray then lay the crackers in a single layer over the foil.

Place butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once the mixture has reached a boil, reduce to medium and allow to boil for 3 minutes.

Pour over the crackers and spread evenly, being sure each cracker is covered.

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the caramel crackers. Allow to sit for a few minutes, then evenly spread the chocolate over the caramel crackers.  

Sprinkle white chocolate chips and sprinkles over the crackers and allow to set.  Once the chocolate has hardened and is set, break the bark in pieces and store in an airtight container.

Recipe source: A Lynsey Original


Elizabeth Waterson said...

I love salting bark! I have never made it though, I defo need to try it! So cute with the valentines sprinkles

Lynsey said...

Me too, I'm addicted to the stuff! It's so easy, once you make it the first time and see just how easy it is you'll be making it all the time! Thank you!

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