Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite days mostly because of how girlie it is. Pink, red, hearts, glitter, flowers: it all adds up to a happy girl. I saw the idea for this bark from Heather at Sprinkle Bakes back during the holiday season and I couldn’t wait to adapt the recipe to make this Sugar Cookie Crunch Bark for Valentine’s Day.
I think this Sugar Cookie Crunch Bark would be so adorable wrapped up in a pretty cellophane bag tied with a ribbon. I used a heart-shaped soft plastic ice cube tray that I have had in my collection just waiting to do something with it and it worked pretty well, but I think these treats would be just as cute without the heart shape, made in a mini muffin pan with festive paper liners.
The Sugar Cookie Crunch Bark begins with candy melts. I used Sugar Cookie-flavored Wilton Candy Melts that I colored light pink as the base for the bark, but if you have trouble finding that flavor, use vanilla and add some of your own sprinkles. The sugar cookie base could not be a easier to make and it’s nice to finish making a cookie dough and not even have to shape it into cookies! You simply pour the dough out onto a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet, spread it out into an even layer and bake until the crumbles are lightly browned. Next I melted the candy melts and filled each cavity of my heart-shaped tray 1/3 full and you would do the same with the paper liners of a mini muffin tin. Lastly, top the still liquid melts with the cooled cookie crumbs and let them set. Sugar Cookie Crunch Bark Hearts are fun to make and so delicious and cute. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.
Bonus: I had a bit of cookie crumble left over and it is THE MOST fabulous ice cream topping that every existed. Worth making a double batch??