Easy Valentine Saltine Cracker Bark: Crack Candy Recipe

Treat your loved ones to Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark with this simple recipe with melted chocolate and saltine crackers to make the perfect salty and sweet valentine treat.

More Valentine Recipes to try: Strawberry Crinkle CookiesConversation Heart CupcakesChocolate Heart Cupcakes, and Valentine Rice Crispy Treats.

Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark is a delightful and irresistible treat that combines the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. This easy-to-make saltine cracker toffee recipe is a crowd-pleaser and makes for a wonderful homemade gift for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. With its crunchy saltine base, gooey toffee layer, and colorful candy melts, this Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark is sure to impress. Don’t forget to add an adorable free printable valentine tag when gifting this easy recipe for Valentine’s Day Crack (many people refer to this recipe as Toffee Crack, because it is so addictive).

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

There are several reasons why you’ll fall in love with this Valentine Saltine Toffee recipe. Firstly, it requires minimal ingredients and can be whipped up in just a few minutes. Secondly, the combination of sweet toffee and salty crackers creates a delicious flavor profile that is simply irresistible. It sounds a little bit different, but the first time I tried it I immediately loved it. So delicious with the variety of flavors. Lastly, the addition of colorful candy melts and Valentine’s Day sprinkles adds a festive touch, making it the perfect treat for the holiday.

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Let’s make some saltine cracker candy! Here are the basic steps for making this easy dessert for saltine bark.

  1. The first step is to preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and set it aside.
  3. Place a single layer of saltine crackers on the cookie sheet, covering the entire cookie sheet.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Over medium heat, melt butter and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Pour toffee mixture over the saltine crackers, ensuring they are evenly coated. Place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven for 8 minutes.
  6. While the saltines are baking, melt the white candy melts according to the directions on the bag.
  7. Once the saltines are out of the oven, cover them with the melted white candy melts. Melt the pink and red candy melts in separate bowls according to the directions on the bag.
  8. Spread the pink and red candy melts over the white candy melts using a rubber spatula or knife, creating a marbled effect.
  9. Sprinkle Valentine’s Day-themed sprinkles over the candy melts.
  10. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow the bark to set.
  11. Once set, break the bark into pieces and enjoy!


  • Add chopped nuts, such as slivered almonds or chopped pecans, to the toffee layer for an extra crunch.
  • Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the top of the bark for a decadent twist.
  • Add extra crunch and toffee flavor by sprinkling toffee bits over the top of the melted chocolate.
  • Experiment with different colored candy melts and sprinkles to match different occasions or themes.

Can the Recipe be Stored or Made Ahead?

Yes, this Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. The sweet thing about this Valentine’s Bark is it can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before serving for the best texture.

Common Questions about Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark:

Can I use regular salted crackers instead of saltine crackers?

While regular salted crackers, such as club crackers, can be used, the texture and taste may differ slightly. Saltine crackers are recommended for the best results with this Valentine’s Day Saltine toffee.

Can I use different types of candy melts?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different colors and flavors of candy melts to suit your preferences. Milk chocolate can also be used as a substitute for the candy melts if you want that type of chocolate flavor.

Can I freeze the Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark?

It is not recommended to freeze this bark as it may affect the texture and taste.

Can I line the cookie sheet pan with parchment paper?

Yes, if you have no aluminum foil on hand, parchment paper lining will work in a pinch.

Gift Ideas

There are a variety of people to gift this valentine crack to. Simply break apart the soda cracker toffee into small pieces, add to a cellophane bag, tie with a Valentine ribbon and finish off with a cute tag. Gift this completed cracker candy recip to:

  • Significant others
  • Kids
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Neighbors
  • Loved ones
  • Church Leaders
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Parents or Grandparents

So a little love to all of the people in your life this Valentine holiday season with an easy holiday dessert that tastes amazing!

Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee “Crack”

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cracker toffee, saltine crack, toffee, valentine candy, valentine desserts, valentine’s day cupcakes
Servings: 15 pieces


  • 1 Sleeve of saltine crackers
  • 1 C Butter 2 sticks
  • 1 C Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Bag White Candy Melts
  • 1/2 Bag Red Candy Melts
  • 1/2 Bag Pink Candy Melts
  • Valentine Inspired Sprinkles red/pink/white


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Prepare a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, set aside.
  • On the prepared cookie sheet place saltine crackers in a single line, covering the whole cookie sheet.
  • In a medium saucepan add butter and brown sugar. Over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour toffee mixture over the prepared saltines.
  • Place in the oven for 8 minutes.
  • While the saltines are in the oven, begin to melt the white candy melts according to the directions on the bag.
  • Once the saltines are out of the oven, cover the toffee covered saltines with the white melted candies.
  • Melt the pink and red candy melts in two seperate bowls according to the directions on the bag.
  • Spread the pink and red candy melts over the white candy melts.
  • Add Valentine’s Day sprinkles. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set. Break apart into pieces.

In conclusion, Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark is a delightful and addictive treat that is perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day. With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. Whether you’re making it for yourself or as a gift for someone special, this Valentine Saltine Toffee Bark is sure to bring joy and happiness to your Valentine’s Day celebrations. 

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