Valentine’s Krispie Candy Bark

Today I have for you what might just be the easiest Valentines treat ever! I chose gummy hearts for the topping because they are my most favorite Valentine’s candy that I wait for every year.

Those and robin’s eggs and Cadbury eggs at Easter. You can bet I am going to be making another version of this come spring!

I really like using a silpat for this bark, but if you don’t have one a piece of foil sprayed well with cooking spray will also work.

Valentine's Krispie Candy Bark

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. meltable white chocolate (I used almond bark)
  • 1 ⅔ c. Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 c. Valentine's Candies (I used cherry jelly hearts, but M&M', conversation hearts, etc would work)
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  • Melt white chocolate over low heat, or in microwave, stirring every minute. Stir in Rice Krispies and until combined.
  • Spread melted mixture on baking sheet lined with silpat or aluminum foil (spray with cooking spray to ensure easy removal). Immediately press candies on top of bark, and decorate with sprinkles.
  • Cool in refrigerator or at room temperature until hardened.
  • Break into irregular pieces; store at room temperature in an airtight containe
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    Chocolate Toffee Trifle

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    Every year I try to set myself a goal of something new to try in the kitchen, like working with yeast breads. It was something that I used to be really afraid of, but over the last few years I have really been enjoying experimenting, and even have a few recipes on the blog.

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    I have decided that the next thing I want to learn is to make pretty layer cakes. I have never been good at frosting cakes, but I want to conquer a 3 layer beauty!

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    So where is my first attempt? Ummmm…. I haven’t tried yet. I swear I will though! It just feels hard to justify making a layer cake on a random weekend, they feel like they are intended for special occasions.

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    Until I find the time to practice a pretty cake, I will rely on this killer trifle to bring when I need a dessert to impress. Layers of chocolate cake, hot fudge, chocolate pudding, chocolate whipped cream and toffee pieces make for the most delicious dessert that is meant to be messy. no precise layers and crumb coats needed here!

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    Chocolate Toffee Trifle

    Ingredients

    • 1 chocolate fudge cake mix, prepared according to package directions
    • 1 3.4 oz box cook & serve chocolate pudding, prepared according to package directions and cooled
    • 11.75 oz jar hot fudge sauce
    • 8 oz bag Heath bits
      Chocolate Whipped Cream
    • 1/2 pint whipped cream
    • 3 T cocoa powder
    • 4 T powdered sugar
    • 1 t vanilla extract

    Instructions

  • To make the chocolate whipped cream, pour the cream into a stand mixer (can also use a hand mixer and a large bowl) and beat on high for one minute. Stop mixer and add the cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Turn mixer on high and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble trifle: layer the chocolate cake, hot fudge sauce (heated until a drizzling consistency) whipped cream, pudding and heath bits in a trifle dish or large bowl. Continue to layer until all ingredients have been used.
  • Can be served immediately or refrigerated.
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    2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

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    Having kids makes the holiday’s so much more fun. Before kids I couldn’t care less about decorating for holiday’s other than Christmas. Now, they get so excited to get out the different holiday decoration boxes we are accumulating.

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    M is old enough to get extra excited about holidays, so I do as many fun activities as I can with her. Halloween cutout cookies, egg nest cupcakes at Easter, and a red and white dinner for Valentines Day.

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    This fudge is so simple that even a six-year-old can assemble it. Just two ingredients and a couple of minutes and you have a tasty treat perfect for celebrating the day of luv!

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    2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

    Ingredients

    • 1 (16 oz) can of strawberry frosting
    • 1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
    • Optional: sprinkles, candy melts

    Instructions

  • Prepare a 9x9 pan by spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Over a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt your white chocolate chips. (I did mine in the microwave.)
  • When chips are melted, remove from heat and stir in your strawberry frosting, evenly.
  • Spread in your prepared pan and place in fridge to set for 30 minutes. If desired, drizzle melted candy melts and decorate with sprinkles.
  • Cut into squares to serve.
  • Notes:
  • Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
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    Cookie Dough Stuffed Ritz

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    Valentine’s Day: Some love it, some loathe it. For those in a relationship, it can be a day full of mushy displays of affection and gifts. For those who aren’t with someone though, the day can be a sad one. I used to hate Valentine’s Day, being in the group who doesn’t have a special someone.

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    This year I have decided to change my tune. It doesn’t have to be a day for romantic love, it can be a day enjoyed with family, showering them with love and lots of CANDY!! I am going to spend it with my children, making a fun Valentine’s dinner and giving them extra hugs and kisses.

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    These egg-free cookie dough filled Ritz candies are an easy and delicious treat to share with family and friends. My girl Dorothy at Crazy For Crust came up with this idea, and its a good one! They are the perfect combo of sweet and salty, and the buttery crackers taste amazing with chocolate! I chose to cover mine in Valentine’s colors, but feel free to skip the sprinkles and colored candy melts and just go for the almond bark and chocolate if you prefer.

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    I hope you enjoy the holiday, no matter who you are spending it with!!

    Cookie Dough Stuffed Ritz

    Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
    • About 30-40 Ritz Crackers
    • About 12 ounces melting chocolate, chocolate or vanilla or a combination (such as Candiquik or Almond Bark)
    • Sprinkles, optional
    • Red Candy Melts, optional

    Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla, salt, flour and chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon balls of cookie dough and sandwich them between two Ritz crackers,
  • flatten the balls into a disk to avoid breaking the crackers.
  • Melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip each Ritz cracker sandwich in the chocolate, tapping off the excess, then placing on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. If you prefer, drizzle the crackers with chocolate rather than dipping. If using sprinkles, add the immediately after dipping so they will stick. Chill to set.
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