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Sweet And Crunchy Valentine Bark Dessert


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Valentine Bark is a beautiful and festive treat for Valentine’s Day. This easy holiday dessert is perfect for class parties, gift bags or on a platter at a party.

a hand holding a piece of Valentine Bark, which is a mix of chex, pretzels, melted chocolate, white sprinkles, and pink and white candy

WHY MAKE VALENTINE BARK

There are SO many fun desserts to make for Valentine’s Day.  I guess a holiday about love has to have sweets, right? Sweets go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Bark is a treat with a twist. It isn’t just a traditional sweet dessert. It is a crunchy snack mix that combines sweet and salty.

Sweet salty treats are my favorite kind of treat. I can get overwhelmed by too much sugar and the pretzels in this recipe help offset the sweet content.

VALENTINE BARK SNACK BAGS

Valentine Bark snack bags are such an easy way to share this delicious mix. I am always looking for easy ideas for my daughter’s class parties.

Schools today seem to prefer individually bagged snack items for holiday parties. This Valentine Bark is so easy to divide into cute Valentine bags.

I tie the bags with bright red, pink and white ribbons and it is ready to send to school.

These Valentine Bark snack bags are also perfect to take along to work and hand out to coworkers.

bowls of chocolate chips, pink and red candy, peppermint M&Ms, chex mix, pretzels, and sprinkles all on a metal tray

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE VALENTINE BARK

Valentine Bark contains some basic ingredients you will find in a lot of sweet and salty snack mixes. A lot of these ingredients I already had in my cabinet.

HOW TO MAKE VALENTINE BARK

This is such a simple recipe. There is no baking involved. If you have a microwave and can melt and stir then you can make this recipe in no time!

Valentine Bark in a white dish, which is a mix of chex, pretzels, melted chocolate, white sprinkles, and pink and white candy

STEP ONE: PREPARE BAKING SHEET

The first step is to prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and then spread the Chex cereal and mini pretzels over the wax paper.

STEP TWO: MELT CHOCOLATE

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on defrost for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate chips and continue to heat on defrost in 30 second increments until smooth and melted.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the Chex cereal and pretzels using a fork.

melted chocolate and red candy melts drizzled over pretzels and chex mix

STEP THREE: MELT THE RED CANDY MELTS

Now it is time to melt the red candy melts. Place the red candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the red candy melts on defrost for 1 minute and then stir. Continue cooking on defrost in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.

Drizzle the red candy melts over the Chex cereal and pretzels.

STEP FOUR: SPRINKLE TIME

Sprinkle some Valentine’s themed sprinkles over the mixture.

Add some red and white M&M candies and the pink colored candies over the top of the Chex cereal and pretzel mixture. Try to do the sprinkling before the red candy melts have totally hardened.

adding sprinkles to Valentine Bark

STEP FIVE: MELT THE PINK CANDY MELTS

Repeat the same melting procedure with the pink candy melts. When the pink candy melts are smooth and melted go ahead and drizzle over the mixture on the baking sheet.

Valentine Bark, which is a mix of chex, pretzels, melted chocolate, white sprinkles, and pink and white candy

STEP SIX: LET IT HARDEN

The last (and hardest) step is to WAIT until the whole mixture is set up and the candy melts have hardened.

Once the mixture is hard it is time to gently break it up into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Valentine Bark in a white dish, which is a mix of chex, pretzels, melted chocolate, white sprinkles, and pink and white candy

VALENTINE BARK RECIPE

You can download and print off the Valentine Bark recipe below. This is such a great recipe to make year after year.

Valentine Bark

Valentine Bark

Valentine Bark is an easy crunchy, sweet and salty snack for Valentine’s Day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Mini pretzels
  • 1 cup Red candy melts
  • Valentine’s sprinkles various kinds
  • 1 cup Pink candy melts
  • 1 cup Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Red and white M&M’s
  • Pink colored candies

Instructions
 

  • Spread out the Chex cereal and mini pretzels on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  • Melt the chocolate chips on the defrost setting on your microwave for 1 minute. Stir, and then heat at the same setting for 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  • Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the combined Chex cereal and pretzels.
  • Heat the red candy melts in the microwave on the defrost setting for 1 minute. Take them out and stir them, and then reheat at the same setting for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  • Drizzle the melted red candy over the pretzels and cereal.
  • Add some Valentine’s sprinkles to the surface of the bark mixture.
  • Sprinkle some red and white M&M’s and pink colored candies over the surface of the bark.
  • Melt the pink candy melts in the microwave using the instructions above.
  • Once melted, drizzle the pink candy all over the top of the surface of the treat bark.
  • 10. Allow the candy to harden, and then gently break it into pieces. Store in an airtight container or serve immediately.

Notes

You can adjust the amount of candy melts and chocolate chips based on your personal preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 356mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 172IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 7mg
Keyword dessert, valentine bark
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a collage of Valentine Bark, which is a mix of chex, pretzels, melted chocolate, white sprinkles, and pink and white candy with title text reading Valentine's Day Bark

7 thoughts on “Sweet And Crunchy Valentine Bark Dessert”

  1. 5 stars
    Your Valentine Bark looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Your sweet treat is perfect to treat your loved ones with on Valentine’s Day. I’ll be featuring it tonight at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party!

    Reply

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