Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark Recipe

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Let’s celebrate with this fun and Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark Recipe. When you have a party to go to or want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an easy recipe, this is the recipe for you!

I have made a lot of bark over the years. However, my grandkids asked me if we could add different ingredients to the bark.

I thought “that is such a great idea.” We can add sprinkles, white chocolate candy pearls, and/or whatever else we can find! 

Easy Chocolate Valentine's Day Bark Recipe

How to Make Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark Recipe

You may be afraid this chocolate bark is hard. It’s not! It’s as easy as melting chocolate chips in the microwave. From there, you’ll follow the steps to making fun Valentine’s Day Bark. You can pass the final product out to neighbors and friends. 

I think this bark is fun because it’s so different! Plus, it’s something you can do with the kids or grandkids. It’s not expensive and it’s a hands-on recipe that everyone will enjoy doing.

Keep reading to discover the steps to make this easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark recipe.

Kitchen Tools Needed

Ingredients – Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark

  • Milk Chocolate Chips: Chocolate chips add an extra sweet taste and texture to the cookies.
  • Red Sprinkles: Red little bits of chocolate-flavored candies, typically made with white chocolate and they do not melt. Such a fun addition to add to the chocolate bark!
  • Pink Sprinkles: Pink little bits of chocolate-flavored candies, typically made with white chocolate and they do not melt. Adds a fun flare to the chocolate bark that people love!
  • Pink Chocolate Candy Pearls: A beautiful and elegant decorative round chocolate ball made with high quality chocolate with a pink coating that adds a visually appealing element to the chocolate bark.
  • White Chocolate Candy Pearls: A beautiful and elegant decorative round chocolate ball made with high quality chocolate with a white coating that adds a visually appealing element to the chocolate bark.
  • Hershey’s Kisses (chopped fine, I used Peppermint Ones): A popular and delicious small piece of chocolate candy in the shape of a teardrop with a flat bottom. Each piece is individually wrapped with foil. Made with sugar, chocolate, milk, soy lecithin, cocoa butter, lactose, milk fat, and artificial flavor.
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Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe

Step One: Place Chocolate Chips in Bowl

Start by placing your chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. 

Melting the chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Step Two: Melt Chocolate Chips – Line Baking Sheet – Pour Melted Chocolate

Microwave in 30-second intervals, stir constantly until melted. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper, and pour melted chocolate out onto the paper. 

Spreading the chocolate on the parchment paper

Step Three: Smooth Out Melted Chocolate – Sprinkle w/ Sprinkles

Using a large silicone or offset spatula, smooth out the melted chocolate in an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with your sprinkles. 

Spread the chocolate evenly on the cookie sheet

Step Four: Add Candy to Decorate Bark

Add chocolate candy balls. Add chopped Hershey Kisses. You are basically layering different colors of sprinkles and chopped kisses to make it festive.

Sprinkle different sprinkles and balls on the chocolate

Step Five: Freeze for 1 Hour – Break into Pieces

Here you can see all the different sprinkles and balls before you freeze it. Freeze for one hour, and break into pieces. 

Sprinkle a third color of sprinkles on the melted chocolate

Finished Product

Carefully breakup the chocolate chunks with sprinkles

Different Variations of Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark

This recipe is great for Valentine’s Day, but can you make a variety of items for different occasions? YES! Anything can be added to this chocolate bark. You can even keep it plain if you want.

You make many variations with this bark, you just have to use your creativity. Kids will LOVE making this with you!

Chocolate Bark Chunks On Pink Napkin

Easy Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark Recipe

Chocolate Bark Recipe by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Freezer Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Ingredients
  • 1-12 ounce Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Red Sprinkles
  • Pink Sprinkles
  • Pink Chocolate Candy Balls
  • White Chocolate Candy Balls
  • Hershey's Kisses (chopped fine, I used Peppermint Ones)
Instructions
  1. Start by placing your chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring constantly until melted. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and pour melted chocolate out on to the paper.

  3. Smooth melted chocolate out in an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with your sprinkles.

  4. Add chocolate candy balls. Add chopped Hershey Kisses. You are basically layering different colors of sprinkles and chopped kisses to make it festive.

  5. Freeze for one hour, and break into pieces. 

How do you break up chocolate bark?

What if you can’t break up chocolate bark? Chocolate bark is easier to break up than you thought. Hold the chocolate with foil, so you don’t get your messy fingerprints on it.

From there, you can break it apart with your hands! Use a wooden spoon if the bark is being stubborn.

What is the best way to store chocolate bark?

I recommend storing any leftover chocolate bark in an airtight container. You are welcome to wrap each piece individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper. This will help keep each piece additionally fresh.

The bark will keep at room temperature for roughly 5-7 days. If stored in the refrigerator, the bark should stay fresh for about 2-3 weeks.

Can chocolate bark be frozen?

Yes! This chocolate bark freezes really well. I recommend wrapping each individual piece of bark in plastic wrap or parchment paper. I like to place the individually wrapped pieces in a gallon size freezer back. If properly wrapped and stored in the freezer, the chocolate bark should keep for about 6 months.

What toppings can be used to decorate the chocolate bark?

What is really fun about this recipe is how versatile it is. I made this recipe for Valentine’s Day, so I used red/pink sprinkles and the white/pink chocolate pearls. If you are interested in making this chocolate bark recipe with other decorations and flavors, here are some fun and delicious ideas.

  • Finely chopped nuts – Almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts, cashews, or walnuts – add additional protein and a savory crunch!
  • Drizzled with melted white or dark chocolate topped with sea salt
  • Topped with finely ground hemp seeds
  • Dried fruit – Cherries, goji berries, apricots, raisins, or dried cranberries – would all be great options for some added fiber!
  • Drizzled with melted peanut butter or melted peanut butter cups
  • Topped with shredded coconut
  • To make peppermint bark – you can add a little peppermint oil to the melted chocolate. Yum!

Final Word

Well, you probably know I love chocolate by now. Well, this easy chocolate bark recipe you can make any time you want a piece or two of chocolate candy for a delicious treat. It also makes a great gift to give to friends and family!

Most of the ingredients you may have in your pantry, so let me know if you make this with family or friends. May God bless this world, Linda

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