Baking & Cooking · Miscellaneous

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly! For several years now, I’ve made it a point to make some kind of sweet treat to share with those I care about.  I’ve done this independent of whether or not I had a significant other to celebrate with.  And this year is no different, even if I am engaged.

In years past, I’ve made an absurd amount of chocolate candy hearts.  This year, I looked on Pinterest for some quicker-to-make ideas.  I found several recipes for chocolate bark and decided to make my own.

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I used about half a package of chocolate almond bark and a hand-full of each color of Wilton Candy Melts.  Melt the almond bark according to instructions on the package.  Line a cookie pan with parchment paper (or don’t, I just think it makes clean up easier).

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Pour it over the parchment-lined pan and smooth it out with a spoon.  I mostly used almond bark I already had and it ended up being about 2 cups once melted.  Then it’s a matter of melting the colored candy melts and drizzling them in whatever pattern you like.

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I might try variants of this with sprinkles or M&M’s.  My mom even thought to get some of those old-school conversation candy hearts and sprinkle those on the bark.  That’s definitely an idea I’m filing away for later!

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Once you’ve got your bark the way you want it with all the goodies you want to include, stick it in the fridge overnight.  Or at least until hardened.

Then, smash it up into pieces!

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Happy early Valentine’s Day!

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