We’re just a few days away from Valentine’s Day. I’ve never been a huge fan of the day itself, preferring to wait until the following month when we celebrate our anniversary instead. But, I do like some of the fun of it- especially celebrating my boys and of course, making yummy Valentine’s Day treats.
All of my boys inherited my sweet tooth, but my oldest isn’t fond of what he calls “too much chocolate.” He doesn’t like pizza, either. We’re pretty sure he was switched at birth. He likes chocolate, but he prefers it to be an ingredient in his dessert rather than the main ingredient. So, I made this Valentine’s Day bark with him in mind. It can easily be modified if you’d rather have more of a chocolate flavor, though I’ll admit to being partial to the fun pink color of this treat.
Valentine’s Day Bark
Ingredients (and where to get them)
- 1 pound bright pink vanilla flavored candy wafers
- 1/2 cup chocolate flavored candy wafers
- strawberry heart marshmallows (about 20)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Valentine’s M&M’s
I found the bright pink vanilla flavored candy wafers in Walmart. Not in baking, but over near the crafting/cake decorating supplies. You can also find it in places like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. If you can’t find the bright pink, you can always use white candy wafers or white chocolate chips and food coloring.
You can use chocolate chips in place of the chocolate flavored candy wafers if you prefer. I like how easily the wafers melt.
The strawberry heart marshmallows and Valentine’s M&M’s in Target’s Valentine section.
*If you’d prefer more of a chocolate flavor, use a pound of the chocolate candy wafers(or chocolate chips) as your base and then just 1/2 cup of the pink ones as a topping.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Melt 1 pound bright pink vanilla flavored candy wafers according to package directions. I use the microwave, in 30 second increments, at half power, until melted.
- Pour onto prepared cookie sheet and spread into a smooth layer. It might not cover the entire sheet, depending on the thickness you want.
- Immediately press heart-shaped marshmallows into the pink layer (I used about 20, but you can go marshmallow crazy if you want) and sprinkle with M&M’s.
- Melt chocolate wafers and then drizzle on top of the bark (I use a fork for this).
- Refrigerate your bark until set (it took mine about 30 minutes) and then break into pieces.