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Simple Valentine’s day Chocolate bark

This simple Valentine’s day Chocolate bark recipe is a chocolate lovers dream! it’s a super easy dessert, and it’s a great way to show a little love on Valentines day to all of your favorite people.

You can make it ahead of time, and place it in cellophane bags for the perfect Valentine’s treat.

Simple Valentines Day Chocolate Bark

Ingredients for this Valentine Chocolate bark recipe

This great recipe is made with very simple ingredients:

  • Melted chocolate. Use the type of chocolate of your choice: dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate or milk chocolate, plus white chocolate for swirling on top. I suggest using chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips for best results (more info below, on the expert tips section)
  • Oreo Cookies. I used golden Oreos, but you can chose any cookie of your choice
  • Festive chocolate. Any Valentine’s day candy works
  • Valentine’s sprinkles. Use any Valentine’s day themed sprinkles of your choice
  • Freeze-dried strawberries. These give flavor and color to this delicious treat. Just crush them roughly with your fingers and sprinkle them on top

For the full recipe, take a look at the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card.

Simple Valentines Day Chocolate Bark

How to make this sweet treat

Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set aside.

Next, melt your white and semi-sweet chocolate. For the microwave method, place 3/4 of your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat the chocolate in medium power in 30-second intervals, until your chocolate is nearly melted. Remove from the microwave and stir vigorously with a rubber spatula. Add the remaining 1/4 of your chocolate and microwave in intervals of 5 seconds, stirring between each interval, until chocolate is just melted.

For the double boiler method, use a glass bowl or a heat proof bowl that fits over a pot. Add a couple of inches of water and heat until water just starts to boil. Place the heat proof bowl on top, making sure it’s not touching the water, turn off the heat and add 3/4 of the chocolate, stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat, add the rest of the chocolate and stir until chocolate melts. Place on top of the boiling water if you find chocolate is not completely melted.

Pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate into your prepared cookie sheet and spread using a spatula into an even layer. Pour the melted white chocolate on top, either spooning it into dollops on top of the dark chocolate layer, or simply pour making an S shape. Use a toothpick to make the white chocolate swirls.

Immediately, add the Oreo cookies, chocolate, sprinkles and dry strawberries. Refrigerate until completely set, break into pieces and enjoy!

Does Chocolate Bark need to be tempered?

Ideally, yes. Chocolate, when tempered, has a beautiful glossy finish and snaps when broken into pieces. It also keeps longer at room temperature and sets more quickly.

For more info about how to temper chocolate, take a look at this Melting Chocolate 101 post.

Simple Valentines Day Chocolate Bark

Expert tips for the perfect Valentine’s day treat

  • Use chocolate bars cut into equally-sized small pieces instead of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are made to hold their shape when heated, so they are not the best option for this dessert.
  • If using the double boiler method to melt your chocolate, make sure no water seeps in. Moisture is the enemy of chocolate, keep it dry at all times!
  • White chocolate hardens pretty quickly, so after melted, work quickly to swirl it around and adding all of the toppings.

Add-ons and topping variations for this Valentine’s day bark

You can customize this homemade chocolate bark any way you want. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use candy hearts or conversation hearts to top your bark instead (or with) the m&m’s
  • You can use pink candy melts or a drop of red food coloring for melted pink chocolate instead of white
  • Use any festive candy sprinkles or heart sprinkles instead of the Valentines non pareils
  • Sweet and salty is always a good idea! Pretzel pieces will do the trick
  • Not a fan of golden Oreos? use chocolate Oreos or chocolate wafers instead!
Piece of Valentines Chocolate Bark

How to store this Valentine’s Chocolate bark

Store your Valentine’s candy bark in an airtight container, in a dry place and away of any heat sources, at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.

You can also store it in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Can I freeze this Valentine bark?

Yes, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Here’s a video of this Simple Valentine’s day Chocolate bark so you can see up-close this dessert.

Take a look at the links below for more cookie recipes.

No bake Red Velvet Cheesecake

Raspberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Heart Cookies

Valentines Tag Cookies

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Simple Valentines Day Chocolate Bark
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Simple Valentine’s day Chocolate bark

This simple Valentine's day Chocolate bark recipe is a chocolate lovers dream! it's a super easy dessert, and it's a great way to show a little love on Valentines day to all of your favorite people.
Prep Time15 minutes
Set time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Treats, Jams & Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maria Corcuera, sweet fix baker, valentine bark, valentines bark, valentines chocolate bark, valentines day bark, valentines day chocolate bark
Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

  • 1 Cookie sheet
  • 1 parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar cut into equally-sized small pieces
  • 4 ounces white chocolate cut into equally-sized small pieces
  • 6 pieces Golden Oreos
  • 1/4 Cup Valentines m&m's
  • 1/8 Cup Freeze-dry strawberries roughly crushed with your fingers
  • 1/8 Cup Valentines sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Next, melt your white and semi-sweet chocolate. For the microwave method, place 3/4 of your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat the chocolate in medium power in 30-second intervals, until your chocolate is nearly melted. Remove from the microwave and stir vigorously with a rubber spatula. Add the remaining 1/4 of your chocolate and microwave in intervals of 5 seconds, stirring between each interval, until chocolate is just melted.
    16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar, 4 ounces white chocolate
  • For the double boiler method, use a glass bowl or a heat proof bowl that fits over a pot. Add a couple of inches of water and heat until water just starts to boil. Place the heat proof bowl on top, making sure it's not touching the water, turn off the heat and add 3/4 of the chocolate, stirring until completely melted. Remove from the heat, add the rest of the chocolate and stir until chocolate melts. Place on top of the boiling water if you find chocolate is not completely melted.
  • Pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate into your prepared cookie sheet and spread using a spatula into an even layer. Pour the melted white chocolate on top, either spooning it into dollops on top of the dark chocolate layer, or simply pour making an S shape. Use a toothpick to make the white chocolate swirls.
  • Immediately, add the Oreo cookies, chocolate, sprinkles and dry strawberries. Refrigerate until completely set, break into pieces and enjoy!
    6 pieces Golden Oreos, 1/4 Cup Valentines m&m's, 1/8 Cup Freeze-dry strawberries, 1/8 Cup Valentines sprinkles

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Notes

  • Use chocolate bars cut into equally-sized small pieces instead of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are made to hold their shape when heated, so they are not the best option for this dessert.
  • If using the double boiler method to melt your chocolate, make sure no water seeps in. Moisture is the enemy of chocolate, keep it dry at all times!
  • White chocolate hardens pretty quickly, so after melted, work quickly to swirl it around and adding all of the toppings.

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