Valentine Cracker Candy Stealing Our Hearts

Valentine cracker candy. A sweet and salty confection perfect for your love. I got all my ingredients at Walmart.

I was really sick last week, and sent my husband to Walmart to pick up some supplies for me… you know the usual sick supplies everyone wants when sickness strikes: tissue, 7-up, flu medicine, and saltine crackers. My illness was so bad I had no appetite for anything except sleep. I never even opened the box of saltines.

Fast forward a few days into coming back to life. I realized I never touched the crackers. I remembered a cracker candy video I had seen over Christmas time, and how bad I wanted to try it then but you know how the holidays are….everything is a whirlwind. In my still partial sick dizziness I thought “Let me turn that christmas candy recipe into a Valentine treat instead.” Within minutes I was making Valentine cracker candy with the crackers I had leftover from when I was sick. Luckily I keep a well stocked pantry and had all the other ingredients on hand. Once it was made… I thought this candy is so crunchy good…. it’s stealing my heart.

All the ingredients needed for Valentine cracker candy.

Ingredients for Valentine Cracker Candy:

  • 2 – packages of saltine crackers ( you may not use them all)
  • 1 – cup salted butter
  • 1 1/8 – cup brown sugar
  • 2 – cups chocolate chips
  • 1 – cup candied pecans (chopped)
  • 2 – tablespoons Valentine candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with a non stick cooking or baking spray.
  3. Line the cookie sheet with saltine crackers. If you have open edges, break up a few to fill in the gap. Set to the side. Saltine crackers lined on a cookie sheet for Valentine cracker candy.
  4. In a sauce pan over a medium flame add butter and allow to melt. Mix in the brown sugar and bring to a rolling boil for 5 minutes. Mixing constantly. butter in panbrown sugar and melted butter melted
  5. Pour hot brown sugar mixture over crackers and spread with a rubber spatula to coat crackers evenly. melted brown sugar and butter poured over crackersspread melted brown sugar butter mixture over crackers evenly.
  6. Place coated crackers in the oven for 7 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips all over the crackers. Sprinkle chocolate chips on cracker candy
  8. Cover the pan with a large piece of aluminum foil and allow the chocolate chips to soften for 4 minutes. IMG_7891
  9. Remove the aluminum foil and using a rubber spatula spread the chocolate chips smooth. Covering the entire top of the crackers with chocolate. Spread softened chocolate chips of cracker candy with a rubber spatula.
  10. Once the chocolate is spread evenly, sprinkle the top with candied pecans, and valentine sprinkles. Top chocolate with pecans and valentine sprinkles
  11. Cover the candy with a large piece of aluminum foil and place in the freezer for 35 minutes or until chocolate sets firm. set chocolate on cracker candy
  12. Remove from freezer and break into pieces using your hands.
  13. Enjoy! pieces of valentine cracker candy ready to enjoy

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