Valentine’s Day Bark: Fun Kid Friendly Recipe

Posted on Jan 7 2014 - 11:22pm by Susan Bewley

Valentine's Day Wh Choc Bark

Right now, it is hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is nearly here! It feels like we just celebrated Christmas and now we are picking out adorable Valentine’s Day cards for the kids. As silly as it may sound, this is an important holiday not just for kids, but adults as well. Let’s face it, us ladies love getting roses, candies, and special treats. One of the ways you can make Valentine’s Day more fun for both you and the entire family is making your own, fun Valentine’s Day themed candy. While making candy may sound like a lot of work, this Valentine’s Day bark is super easy to make and allows you to have homemade candy in under an hour.

If you want to have a bit more fun, don’t forget that this candy can also be broken up and divided into treat bags for children’s. Most schools still have Valentine’s Day parties or times when kids can change Valentine’s cards, so this is the perfect time for kids to give away their own special candy along with adorable Valentine’s Day cards (much more fun than those cheap candy hearts!). If you are planning on going to any parties, this Valentine’s Day bark recipe is also a great way to make little guests happy without you spending a fortune on candy.

Also, if you aren’t a white chocolate fan, don’t forget that you substitute other types of chocolate for this recipe. Either way, have fun making this yummy recipe & make sure to come back and tell us what you think if you make it!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Angela from Juggling Act Mama for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Valentine’s Day Bark: Fun Kid Friendly Recipe
Valentine’s Day Bark
  • 1 bag white chocolate candy melts
  • Pink sprinkles
  • Peppermint, mint, or other flavoring (liquore if wish as well)
  1. Spread a piece of parchment paper out on a cookie sheet.
  2. Add the candy melts to a small bowl and microwave according to the instructions on the package. If you add flavoring, mix in a heated pot on the stove for better mixing the liquid flavoring.
  3. Once the candy melts are smooth, spread it out on the parchment paper so that it is about ¼-1/2 inch thick. Add the sprinkles to the top of the chocolate.
  4. Refrigerate until the chocolate is hard – at least 1 hour. Break the chocolate into pieces with your hands (some of the topping will fall off, but that’s ok). Package into festive containers or bags.



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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa January 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I had no idea that it was that easy to make. The white chocolate, is that white chocolate chips?

  2. Sarah January 9, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

    YUM! This looks awesome! I love using candy melts – so easy 🙂

  3. Danette DW January 10, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Heart molds would be pretty cool to use also. Put sprinkles in first, then the chocolate.

  4. Debra Kay Neiman January 10, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Really easy reciepe.  Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA.  crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  5. Cynthia G January 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Looks fun

  6. Loris Ayoub January 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    something I should try, looks so easy

  7. debbie campbell January 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I made Peppermint bark for the first time this year, so this would be  a fun treat for Valentine's Day to share with my friends and family.

  8. Jenn Oldaker January 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I make peppermint bark every christmas!  It is one of my favorites now 🙂  I just buy white chocolate bark and melt it down in crock pot and once it is melted down, I mix in crushed candy canes then spread on wax paper to cool 🙂

  9. OzarksUSA January 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy!  And it doesn't look hard to make, either.  

  10. Carly January 10, 2014 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    thanks for the recipe! I have some heart shaped sprinkles that would be super cute in this. I'm going to make it for valentine's day and bring it to work- nurses get hungry too!

  11. Heather Garcia January 11, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    This sounds like something fun that my girls could help me make. They love to help in the kitchen, and give their friends goodies that they helped make.

  12. Judy Bradley January 11, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I may try this with my grandkids. We always like to do things for whatever holiday is here. I think they would enjoy doing this and then sharing with their parents. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Shannon January 12, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I love easy recipes and you could use different chocolates and flavorings…versitile recipe…Thanks for sharing with us.

  14. Lesa January 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    This looks so good, I love bark and to make it valentines day is a great idea.

  15. robyn donnelly January 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I like white chocolate with peppermint oil.  Dark chocolate with peppermint tastes good too.

  16. Dorothy Teel January 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a good recipe, I made bark at Christmas and I put craisens in it and they turned out great could add craisens or dried cranberries to this for coloring or perhaps crused red hots would also be great in it.  I love easy recipes

  17. Mary V January 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    This looks like a yummy recipe, and something I could make with my son.

  18. lisa January 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I love all of your recipe ideas. I can almost feel the pounds creeping on!

  19. Lindsay C February 1, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Bark is such an easy treat to make with kids. Plus there are so many add-ins that you can use to suit the time of year and personal tastes!

  20. polly February 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    This will be something fun to make with my 5 year old grandson this weekend. He loves to help make things with me…he loves to stir!!!

  21. Laura Brewer February 9, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Ok this is tooooo easy lol I am pinning this so I will have it! Ty 🙂


  22. Kimberly Flickinger February 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious, such cute idea for kids on Valentines Day.

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