Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipe

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Looking for a festive treat to make for the Valentine’s Day? We love this Dark and White Chocolate Bark recipe because it’s such an easy dessert and also makes the perfect gift idea for any special occasion!

Tray full of white and dark chocolate candy bark with dried fruit toppings

Chocolate Bark Recipe

This is one of those delicious recipes that is also affordable and super easy! We love this as a Valentine’s Day great gift idea because it shows that you put a lot of love and thought into making an edible gift.

Put it in a cute Valentine’s Day themed gift bag or cute cellophane bags and it’s also a sweet treat to give out at events or classroom parties.

Bowls full of chocolate melts and dried fruit toppings on a white countertop

Ingredients for Making Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark

  • White chocolate chips (we used Wilton brand)
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Freeze-dried raspberries
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Chopped green pistachios
  • Sea salt flakes

How to Make Chocolate Bark

Chocolate melt discs in a glass bowl starting to melt
White melted chocolate in a clear glass bowl with a spoon on a white countertop

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 3 separate bowls.

Heat in 30-second increments: 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir, repeat every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.

A metal cookie sheet covered in parchment paper with dark and white melted chocolate spread out with a spatula

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Pour chocolate on sheet pan.

Melted chocolate with berry and nuts sprinkled on top of it to make candy bark

Sprinkle raspberries, strawberries, pistachios, onto chocolate. End with sprinkles of sea salt.

Refrigerate until hardened. Break apart and eat.

White and dark chocolate candy bark on a black tray

Tips for making White Chocolate Bark

The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the chocolate to set up. I’ve found that the easiest way to make sure it sets up nicely it to create an even layer with the chocolate when you spread it.

We recommend a silicone spatula for spreading chocolate on your parchment paper.

Looking for more dessert ideas for Valentine’s Day? This yummy chocolate bark would pair really well with our homemade Strawberry Napoleons!

Chocolate Bark Topping Ideas

Obviously, you can try different dried fruit, nut and candy additions. In addition, chewy dried cranberries or edible rose petals are perfect for Valentine’s Day – or you could use crushed candy canes which would be a great addition for making this more of an easy holiday treat for Christmas.

Depending on the occasion, you could even use some festive sprinkles to make your white chocolate bark perfect for whatever the event.

Chocolate Bark is a Great Gift Idea

The wonderful thing about this type of holiday bark is that not only is it affordable to make, but it’s a fun and easy gift to give just about anyone!

With just a few minutes of prep time needed, this is a recipe that doesn’t take a lot of extra time but turns out looking fancy and is an eye-catching dessert.

Chocolate Bark for Bake Sales or Gift Giving

This bark recipe would be wonderful for bake sales as well, especially if you can wrap your finished homemade chocolate in cute containers or holiday themed cellophane bags. Tie your bark bag with a big red bow and you’ve got a super cute gift idea for Valentine’s Day, or any other holidays!

Such an easy treat and unlike some recipes, the best part is that literally anyone can make this!

How to Store Homemade Chocolate Bark

Store your homemade candy bark in an airtight container at room temperature in a dry place. I like to line the container with a piece of parchment paper.

Make sure to check out our other recipes, including this delicious chocolate raspberry muffin recipe.and our delicious homemade no knead wheat bread recipe. And for a fun holiday themed idea, try these Easy Patriotic Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

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