Valentine’s day is coming up quick and you know what that means! Half the population will be complaining about this “Hallmark Holiday” and the other half will have their mouths too full of delicious chocolate to care to respond. (I’m in group two if you were wondering). So whether you have someone you love or if you just want a super easy and cute dessert to treat yo’self with, this Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipe is for everyone. Even the anti-Valentine’s day Becky’s out there.
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I was recently contacted by Chocoley to create an amazing recipe with their super fancy (and super SUPER tasty) gourmet chocolate. It melts smooth, is rich in flavor, and is most definitely worth every single penny.
Of course you don’t have to use Chocoley chocolate but in my not so humble opinion, you should. Some things are just worth the price. And a good, high quality, and decadent Valentine’s chocolate can put a fresh spark in any romance.
What exactly is Chocolate Bark?
It’s simple. Chocolate bark is melted chocolate with goodies added to the top, cooled and dried, and then broken up into pretty shareable pieces.
So simple, right? Yeah. It’s super easy yet it looks exceptionally festive and fancy.
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What can you top the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark with?
Pretzels or Chips
Any strange thing your little heart desires
Personally, I used sprinkles and conversation hearts and I regret nothing. It’s perfect.
3 Reasons You Should Love Valentine’s Day
- If we can celebrate National Pizza Day (which is February 9th btdubs), we should be able to proudly celebrate another made up Hallmark holiday of love.
- Pink. You’d never guess it from my almost 100% black wardrobe but ya girl loves pink. It is a color that fills me with warmth, happiness, and thoughts of cotton candy.
Pink gets a lot of hate but it still goes out there and makes the world vibrant anyways.
- Love. The V-Day is all about love (and tbh for some of us it’s all about get some D on the V-day, but I digress).
The world needs more love. It needs more romantic love, more platonic love, more maternal love, and more of your love. Even if you’re not dating anyone or getting any D, there are still so many people that you love and that love you back. Celebrate them. Celebrate yourself.
Love yourself. Indulge yourself with this gourmet Valentine’s day chocolate bark. It’s all about the love.
Tips for the perfect Valentine’s Day chocolate bark
Although Chocoley’s chocolate can be melted in the microwave, I still always prefer to melt my chocolate in a double boiler to ensure a smooth consistency every time. I personally think that the double boiler method is easier anyways because you can always keep an eye on your melting process.
Using a silicone baking mat ensures that your chocolate comes out of you pan without any parchment paper or tin foil sticking to your perfection.
Get creative. You can play with food coloring, candy, salty treats (like pretzels), sprinkles, etc. There is no limit to what you can turn your chocolate bark into. Think of the chocolate as a blank canvas that’s yours to play with. Get creative and have fun.
But don’t go overboard. There have been so many times my creativity has gone a bit overboard and my final product is a glob of sprinkles, candy, and random bits. It may taste great still but any Valentine’s day chocolate bark is all about the aesthetic. Less really is more.
Make sure your bark dries all the way. I would highly recommend chilling it for about an hour before cutting it up. You don’t want the heat from your hands to melt and ruin your beautiful perfection!
Use a knife to cut your bark instead of the fun hammer method. A sharp knife ensures clean cut lines and control over where those lines are.
My Chocolate from Chocoley
Here are the two types of chocolate that Chocoley sent me in case you want to make this recipe exactly #perfectionistlifestyle.
Bada Bing Bada Boom Gourmet Compound Chocolate: White Chocolate + Milk Chocolate
If I’m being honest, I probably wouldn’t spend this much on chocolate for myself. Why? Well because I’m a cheap ass. (I mean it’s not actually that expensive, but I digress – I’m cheap). However, Chocoley was gracious enough to send me some for free and after using it I have opinions.
I loved it! I’m not just saying that because I got free product – which I did. This stuff was the smoothest, shiniest, and meltiest chocolate I have used so far when making candy bark (and I make chocolate bark at least 5 times a year). It also tasted really good.
So would I buy this stuff for myself? No. But would I buy it as a gift or for a client? 100% yes. It’s definitely earns its “gourmet” chocolate title, I’m just to cheap to spend pretty much any money on myself. 🤷🏼♀️
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark
- 450 grams Chocoley white chocolate
- 1 drop pink gel food dye
- ¼ cup Conversation Hearts
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler. Add in the food coloring.
- Once your chocolate is melted smoothly and your food coloring well combined, pour it out on your mat and spread it with a rubber spatula until it is about ¼ inch thick.
- Press your candy hearts around the chocolate working quickly before it dries. Sprinkle your sprinkles around the top.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the back of the chocolate and lay it out on a clean surface.
- Using a sharp knife cut your chocolate bark between the candy hearts + enjoy.
I will say that I really enjoyed using Chocoley’s products. They were easy to use and made a pretty sweet Valentine’s day chocolate bark recipe. They are a little pricey but quality chocolate is! Plus, you get a butt load of product so you’ll probably have enough for several recipes.
So check them out! Their chocolate is also available on Amazon which, ya know, is convenient and requires no pants to buy.
See you soon, friend!
Sharing is caring! Do you know someone that would love this sweet V-day treat? Why not share it with them? They’ll appreciate it and maybe they’ll even make you one too!