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Valentine’s Chocolate Bark Recipe

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Whether you want to surprise your sweetheart or you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids for the holiday, this Valentine’s chocolate bark recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat!

Pink Valentines Day Chocolate Bark with sprinkles and hearts on top

If you’ve ever wondered how to make chocolate bark at home, I’m here to show you how easy and fun it is! This Valentine’s chocolate bark recipe is as beautiful as it is delicious.

And what could be more romantic than surprising your sweetheart with a batch? 

You can also get the kids to help you make this recipe for a fun Valentine’s Day activity! They’ll love swirling the chocolate and adding the sprinkles and toppings.

Here’s what I’m going to show you in this post:

  • How to make chocolate bark right at home for a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert
  • How to store this treat at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer
  • What to do if you can’t find pink candy melts
  • Variations for your chocolate bark toppings
  • How to make this tasty treat for other holidays (including an easy peppermint bark recipe!)

Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s snacks to share with that special someone, want a fun way to celebrate with your kids, or just want something delicious to treat yourself, you’ll be so glad you tried this chocolate bark!

Ingredients for Valentines Day Chocolate Bark on bowls on a cookie tray with parchment paper

How To Make This Valentine’s Chocolate Bark Recipe

STEP ONE: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP TWO: In a microwave-safe container, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in 20-second bursts, stopping to stir after each set, until smooth. You can also use the double boiler method instead.

STEP THREE: Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.

STEP FOUR: Melt the white chocolate chips and pink candy melts the same way you melted the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Once melted, mix the two together.

Collage of in-process pictures putting the chocolate and pink melted chocolate on pan and swirling it around with sprinkles

STEP FIVE: Drizzle the melted pink chocolate over the chocolate spread on the baking sheet.

STEP SIX: Using a butter knife, gently swirl the chocolates together.

STEP SEVEN: Top with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. I love using this pink sprinklefetti mix with hearts. It’s perfect for the holiday!.

STEP EIGHT: Place the chocolate in the fridge to chill. Allow it to set for about 45 minutes.

STEP NINE: Once the chocolate bark has set, break it into chunks as large or small as you like.

STEP TEN: Enjoy!

Broken up chocolate park on parchment paper

Can I Store These Valentines Day Desserts?

Yes!

You can keep the chocolate bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. If you want it to last even longer, store it in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze your Valentine’s chocolate for up to 2 months. Allow it to thaw overnight before serving.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Bark stacked on each other looking from the side

What If I Can’t Find Pink Candy Melts?

No problem! There are a couple different ways to get that wonderful pink color for your Valentine’s chocolate bark:

  • Substitute red candy melts for the pink candy melts. The chocolate will have a little more red to it, but it will still be very pretty and perfect for the holiday.
  • Substitute white candy melts or white chocolate and add a drop or two of red food coloring. I recommend starting with one drop and seeing what you think. A little red food coloring goes a long way.
Closeup of the top of the chocolate bark stacked on top of each other

Topping Variations For These Valentine’s Treats

This chocolate bark recipe should be just as much fun to make as it is to eat. So feel free to get creative with the toppings! 

Here are a few ideas:

  • Top with M&Ms for an extra dose of chocolate
  • Use candy conversation hearts with the sprinkles
  • Add a sprinkling of raw chopped nuts
  • Try shredded coconut, raw or toasted
  • Use pretzel sticks broken in half or thirds for a sweet and salty mix
Valentine's Day Chocolate Bark broken into pieces on parchment paper

Making Chocolate Bark For Other Holidays

This recipe is so delicious, it deserves to be enjoyed on more than just Valentine’s Day! Here are a few ideas to make chocolate bark for other holidays:

  • Add a little peppermint extract to the white chocolate to turn this into a peppermint bark recipe for Christmas. You could also top the bark with crushed candy canes!
  • Use white chocolate and add a drop or two of green food coloring for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Melt the white chocolate with peanut butter chips, add a drop or two of orange food coloring, and top with candy corn for a fun Halloween treat. 

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Yield: 8 servings

Valentine’s Chocolate Bark

Pink Valentines Day Chocolate Bark with sprinkles and hearts on top

An easy chocolate Valentines Day treat to make with the kids this Valentine's Day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe container, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in 20-second bursts, stopping to stir after each set, until smooth.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.
  4. Melt the white chocolate chips and pink candy melts the same way as above. Once melted, mix the two together.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.
  6. Using a butter knife, gently swirl the chocolates together.
  7. Top with Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
  8. Place the chocolate in the fridge to chill. Allow it to set for about 45 minutes.
  9. Once the chocolate bark has set, break it into chunks as large or small as you like then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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