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Valentines Day Chocolate Bark can make for a perfect idea.
I like that this bark candy makes for a nice gift to share with others too!
Valentines Day Chocolate Bark
This is a homemade recipe for making a layered chocolate bark.
The bark is topped with Valentines day inspired topping.
Have you tried my recipe for Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels?
That pretzel recipe is another nice idea for a Valentines day themed recipe.
Both this bark recipe and that pretzel recipe would go nice together as a gift or for a Valentines day gathering.
The topping for this bark recipe is made using Valentines day holiday sprinkles. You can find Valentines day sprinkles and toppings here.
People often ask why do we eat candy on Valentines day.
If you are like me then you have probably seen Valentines day candy show up on the store shelves around Christmas time. You probably also have noticed that candy is a very popular gift idea for Valentines day too.
There are several theories about why Valentines day is associated with romance.
We also know that chocolate is associated with romance.
As a result, chocolate (and flowers) are popular gift ideas for Valentines day.
You have wondered why chocolate bark is called bark.
I can assure you that chocolate bark has nothing to do with dogs who bark.
Chocolate bark does not grow on trees either.
Some folks do believe that the name of chocolate bark does have something to do with what it resembles.
When the chocolate is broken into pieces, it may resemble bark from a tree.
However, depending on the shapes that evolve, it may also look like states, people, or even a car. Thus, resembling bark from a tree gets my vote for the origin of chocolate bark.
Tips for making chocolate bark.
Decorating your bark with the Valentines themed toppings is simple to do.
When you want to keep in mind is that the chocolate base should partially (five minutes or so) cool before adding the toppings.
More tips for you.
- This recipe is made with blocks of bark. Substituting another kind of chocolate (such as chips) is not necessarily recommended for this recipe as both ingredients are somewhat different from one another.
- I always suggest melting chocolate according to the directions on the packaging is usually the way to go. If you are using a microwave to melt your bark, be sure to stop the microwave to stir the melting bark every 30 seconds to ensure even melting.
- You can also add some crunch to your melted chocolate. Rice cereal, chopped pretzels, or even chia can help with this.
Personalize homemade bark.
While this recipe for chocolate bark is great just the way it is.
However, you can take it up a notch.
Try one of these ideas.
- Adding a half to one whole teaspoon of extract can give extra flavor to this bark.
- Chopped nuts can offer an extra crunch to this recipe.
- Add a light layer of crushed cookies between the layers for more fun!
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About this recipe for Valentines day candy.
This is a simple recipe for Valentines day bark candy.
This is because there are only a few ingredients needed to make this.
This bark has three layers.
The bottom layer is a darker layer and thus the base layer. It is topped with a light layer and then the Valentines day toppings.
Ingredients needed to make Valentines Day Candy Bark.
- Chocolate Almond Bark - 4 blocks (1 ounce each).
- White Almond Bark-4 blocks (1 ounce each).
- Valentines day sprinkles and toppings .
How to make Valentines Day Chocolate Bark
Step One: prepare.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
The baking sheet should be of a size that can fit into a refrigerator.
Step Two: make the base layer.
The base layer is made using the darker blocks.
To do this you can melt the blocks according to the directions on the packaging.
I like to microwave mine in a microwave safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
When the bark has melted, you can evenly spread it over the lined baking sheet.
Then you can place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set (30 minutes or so).
Step Three: finish the bark.
Melt the lighter blocks according to the packaging and then you should spread it evenly over the base layer that has harden.
Next, you can top this layer with the Valentines day toppings before you return the baking sheet to the refrigerator to fully set.
Lastly, you can break or cut the bark into pieces before serving.
Valentines Day Chocolate Bark, a simple recipe for making a multi layered candy treat with a Valentines day theme.
Valentines Day Chocolate Bark
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. The baking sheet should be of a size that can fit into a refrigerator. Melt the dark blocks according to the directions on the packaging .When the blocks have melted, evenly spread it over the lined baking sheet. Then place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set (30 minutes or so).
- Melt the lighter blocks according to the packaging and then spread it evenly over the base layer that has harden. Top this with the Valentines day toppings and then return the baking sheet to the refrigerator to fully set. Break the bark into pieces before serving.
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