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Easy Valentine White Chocolate Bark

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In this post I’m sharing how to make Easy Valentine White Chocolate Bark.

Valentine’s Day bark candy is so easy to make and it’s the perfect gift for all of your sweethearts…little kids, big kids, friends and family.

Bark candies are budget friendly and are great to package a few pieces in cellophane gift bags to share. You can adjust this how to recipe to suit any occasion or holiday too.

Valentine Recipes 

You may also be interested in: Royal Icing for Valentine’s Day cookie decorating or the Perfect Prime Rib

Easy Valentine Treats

The number of ingredients for this easy sweet treat depends upon your own creativity and what you’d like to add. I used four ingredients in this batch. 

Candy bark in a Valentine's Day bucket with red rose petals

I usually like to add a bit of salty with all of the sweetness in bark candy but I didn’t have anything on hand. 

Bark candies are also a great activity to involve your kids or grandchildren in because decorating can be so much fun.

White Chocolate Bark Ideas

Traditional pink, red and white colors of Valentine’s day work so well with the vanilla flavored white chocolate. It’s fun, festive and pretty!

As a reminder, you can always find the full printable recipe cards near the bottom of our posts.

Easy bark candy treats for Valentine's Day

Bark candy is typically pretty rustic as broken up pieces. You can use cookie cutters however if you’d prefer to add some fun shapes into your batch like I did with the hearts.

As my Valentine bark candy was setting up I pressed in a couple of heart shaped cookie cutters and left them there until the bark candy was fully set.

Valentine’s Day Bark Candy

Melting Candiquick to make bark candy

Here’s what you’ll need to make Valentine’s Day Bark: Candiquick (almond bark will also work), Valentine theme candy ( I used M&M’s, heart sprinkles and conversation heart candy), and a sheet pan lines with parchment paper.

Other toppings you might use: peanuts, pretzels, coconut flakes, cinnamon candies or chopped candy bar pieces.

How Do You Make Candy Bark?

It takes just a few short minutes to make a batch of candy bark. I made this Valentine candy bark in less than five minutes.

Step 1: Melt the Candiquick (or Almond Bark) according to the package directions. I’m using Candiquick because that is usually easiest for me to find at the Wal Mart. 

Candiquick comes with its own microwaveable tray so it is super easy to use. Just remove from the boxed packaging and remove the plastic film. Put the tray in the microwave and heat on high for 60 seconds. Stir, then heat up to 15 seconds more if needed until smooth.

The big rule in melting candy coating like Candiquick or Almond Bark is to not over heat it. If you do, it becomes dry and crumbly…not a good thing.

It looks a bit deceptive after the first minute and still holds it’s shape but once you stir it melts down as shown above.

How do you melt chocolate bark

Step 2: Pour the smooth melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet and spread as evenly as possible to the desired thickness.

Step 3: Have Fun! Decorate your candy bark with your chosen toppings then allow the bark to harden and set up. You can speed up the process by popping it into the refrigerator for a few minutes. Break up the pieces once it is set.

How Do You Store Chocolate Bark?

Bark candy is best stored at room temperature in an air tight container or individually wrapped cellophane gift bags.

Chocolate bark

Easy Valentine White Chocolate Bark

Easy Valentine White Chocolate Bark
White Chocolate Bark Candy is an easy treat to customize for any occasion, such as Valentine's Day. The perfect gift for all of your sweethearts.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Additional Time 4 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Candiquick
  • 1/4 c Valentine M&M Candies
  • 1 tbs Heart Shaped Candy Sprinkles
  • 1 oz Conversation Heart Candies
  • (or toppings of your choice)

Instructions

Melt the Candiquick according to package instructions.

Spread the melted chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet into an even layer to desired thickness (this does not mean to attempt to cover the entire baking sheet)

Decorate with toppings of choice then allow the candy bark to set up and harden (about 30 minutes at room temperature)

Break apart into pieces once set.

Store candy bark at room temperature in air tight containers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Protein: 0g
Valentine's Day white chocolate bark candy treats #easyrecipe #barkcandy #EasyValentineTreats #ValentinesDay | Julia's Simply Southern

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Bobbie
    February 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I can’t seem to find the printable on this one….Looks so fun and yummy! 🙂

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      February 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Bobbie,
      So sorry…I’m not sure if that was my error by not saving it to the post or a technical glitch but it is now in the post. Thank you for letting me know.
      ~Julia

  • Reply
    Carlee
    February 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    What a fun and festive treat! Little Dude would have fun helping me put the sprinkles and candy on top too!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      February 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      He would love it….and they’re fun to eat too 😉

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