Easy White Chocolate Bark Valentine’s Day Gift Idea
White Chocolate Bark made with Valentine’s Day candy hearts will sweeten everyone’s day! A simple and delicious gift idea that only takes minutes to put together! Featuring pink and white chocolate, conversation hearts, and sprinkles!
If you’re looking for more delightful valentine ideas that make anyone’s day more special, these are sure to please: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls, Heart Shaped Cherry Sweetheart Cake, Red Velvet Pancakes, and Red Velvet Cinnamon Butter Cream Layer Cake with (super easy) rosette icing; definitely a special addition to any V-Day celebration.
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Why You’ll “Heart” White Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe!
Homemade chocolate bark is perfect for Valentine’s Day because you can serve it at class parties or gift it to your favorite people.
- This cute pink and white candy bark screams Valentine’s Day
- You only need four simple ingredients
- Easy enough that kids can help!
- Great Valentine’s Day gift idea
- Can be stored for up to 4 weeks
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White Chocolate Bark Ingredients For Valentine’s Day
For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- White Chocolate Almond Bark – melts beautifully and is easy to use as the creamy base for valentine candy. You can find it in the baking aisle at the grocery store. (see more options in the notes section below)
- Pink Melting Wafers – you can find the pink candy melts at Walmart or local craft stores like Michael’s or Holly Lobby. Wilton makes bright pink and light pink wafers.
- Sprinkles and Conversation Hearts Candy – colored or pretty valentine sprinkles and classic conversation hearts for decoration.
How To Make White Chocolate Valentines Candy Bark
A simple melt, spread, and swirl Valentine’s Day treat that is ready to hit the freezer in minutes and ready to wrap up for gifting in 15 more.
When you are making this candy bark, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
- Melt almond bark and pink wafers separately.
- Spread white almond bark on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Drop random spoonfuls of pink melts and swirl.
- Add sprinkles and conversation heart candies.
- Harden white chocolate bark in the freezer for 15 min.
- Cut or break valentine bark, and don’t eat it all!
Homemade Candy Bark Notes & Tips
- Almond bark can seize up (get clumpy and not smooth) if heated at too high of a temp. Be sure to follow the melting directions on packages carefully.
- If you prefer the taste of white chocolate over almond bark, be sure to use good-quality chocolate, like Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bars.
- If you choose to use white chocolate chips instead of white almond bark for your valentine candy recipe, be sure to read the specific package melting directions.
- Chocolates and almond bark do not like water at all. (Even steam!) Always use an oil base color or candy coloring set if you decide to color your own chocolate bark.
- On that note, your bowls, implements, and spatulas must be completely dry when making white chocolate almond bark. Even one drop of water can cause your chocolate to seize.
- Lastly, I know it’s just plain crazy talk, but “some” don’t heart conversation hearts–(abominable). You can use any type of valentines decoration idea you prefer, like jumbo heart sprinkles or how fun is this pink glitter dust.
Let’s Answer Some Almond Bark FAQs
Almond bark is a creamy candy coating that was initially used to cover almonds, thus the name. Almond bark doesn’t contain any almonds, nor does it have “chocolate” (cocoa butter). As a confectionary coating, it is designed to melt easier than chocolate and has a deeper flavor than candy melts.
The name almond bark came from its original use, to cover almonds and it’s thin and breakable, like tree bark.
You can use oil-based food coloring or powdered food coloring to color the white chocolate candy coating.
You can use white chocolate melting wafers, white chocolate chips or white chocolate bars. Melting chocolate chips can be a problem, because of the additives that are added to hold their shape, so they aren’t always ideal for melting chocolate. Good quality chocolate chips like Ghirardelli or Guittard are the better option if you’re going to use chips, for a wonderful, yet affordable chocolate bark.
Good-quality chocolate bars would be a better choice. Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bars melt wonderfully in the microwave, just chop them up a little before melting.
How To Store Homemade Almond Bark Candy
Once the candy bark is completely set and broken into pieces it can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool dry place, or in the refrigerator for several weeks.
For longer storage, you can freeze chocolate bark for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
How To Fix Seized Chocolate
Overheating chocolate or getting any liquid (even the tiniest amount) into melted chocolate can make chocolate seize up. When chocolate seizes the sugars in the chocolate lump together and separate from the fat, instead of melding together nicely. This is why it’s important to stir the chocolate often.
As long as the chocolate is not burnt, you may be able to save the seized chocolate.
If the chocolate has seized due to overheating, add a few pieces of solid chocolate. Or adding fat, such as cocoa butter, vegtable oil, or shortening to the chocolate can bring it back.
White Chocolate Bark Ideas For Valentine’s Day Gift Presentation
Whether it’s last minute or all planned out, sometimes you need an “all-around” valentine gift idea. Smooth, creamy, and pretty to look at is what makes a chocolate bark recipe the perfect way to share your heart with family and friends!
No matter how it’s packaged they’ll love the sweet white chocolate bark candy treat.
If you are having a Valentine’s Day party and are putting out an assortment of sweet treats on a tray or snack board, Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies, Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Strawberry Frosting, and Cherry Garcia chocolate chip cookies are great additions!
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- 12 ounces of white chocolate almond bark
- 3-4 ounces of pink melting wafers
- Sprinkles and Conversation Hearts Candy
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt almond bark according to the directions
- In a smaller microwave-safe bowl, melt pink melting wafers
- On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, spread white chocolate almond bark (about a ¼ of an inch thick) covering most, if not all of the parchment paper
- Drop spoonfuls of the melted pink candy randomly on the almond bark
- Taking a knife, or a toothpick swirl the pink candy around to create a marbled effect
- Add sprinkles and conversation heart candies
- Place in freezer to harden for 15 minutes
- Once the chocolate has hardened use a knife to cut the chocolate into pieces or use your hands to break the chocolate into pieces
- See blog post for information on using almond bark and other white chocolate options.
- No room in the freezer? Place the candy bark in the fridge for about 1 hour to harden.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stays fresh for up to 4 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
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