Super simple chocolate bark swirled with pink white chocolate and lots of candy hearts.
Today’s chocolate bark came purely from my need to combine sprinkles and candy hearts. The pink swirls are a bonus. All we’re really doing is combining semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. We’ll add some pink candy melts to the white chocolate to create that cotton candy pink shade. We’ll swirl it, we’ll top it, we’ll eat it with our sweethearts. Or alone with a bottle of wine… either way, it’s great!
I’m no stranger to chocolate barks. I have at least 4 bark “recipes” in Sally’s Candy Addiction. I put the term recipes in quotes because bark is essentially just melted chocolate with stuff added. It’s the easiest candy you’ll ever make. AND it makes a ton! Not to mention… it’s pretty. That’s why I love making bark around the holidays, showers, parties, etc. (Btw how cute would today’s bark be for a baby shower? You could do it with blue candy melts too! Maybe leave off the candy hearts and add more sprinkles. Oh my gosh, your dessert would be adorable.)
The bottom layer of today’s bark is semi-sweet chocolate. Can I tell you something? I’m a bit of a chocolate bark snob. By this, I mean… you need to use really, really fantastic quality chocolate in your barks. All you’re eating is chocolate, so you might as well make it a quality kind, right? They taste the best! I personally love making chocolate bark with either Ghirardelli chocolate bars or Lindt chocolate bars. You can find both in the baking aisle. Trader Joe’s pound plus bars are great for it too. Whatever you do, don’t use chocolate chips. Because of their stabilizers, chocolate chips do not melt properly for this. Great for chocolate chip cookies, but not so great when we need smooth, melted chocolate like in this recipe.
Swirled on top is that festive pink layer. The pink layer is made from 6 ounces of pure white chocolate and 2 ounces of pink candy melts—basically the same way we make mint chocolate swirl bark. As an alternative, you can use 8 ounces of white chocolate with a drop of red food coloring.
Swirling is really easy. After swirling, top the bark with a ridiculous amount of candy hearts with the best sayings in the bag. Then top it all with a waterfall of heart-shaped sprinkles. I got the heart shaped sprinkles from Target, but the others I used here are from Sweetapolita.
Is this a Valentine’s Day explosion or what?
More Valentine’s Day Treats:
- Valentine’s Day Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
- Small Chocolate Cake (6 Inch)
- Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies & Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies
- White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies
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An easy recipe for Valentine’s Day sweetheart swirl bark filled with pure chocolate, pink swirls, festive sprinkles, and lots of conversation hearts!
- 6 ounces (170g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped*
- 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) pink candy melts*
- 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped*
- candy hearts and sprinkles for topping
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate and pink candy melts together. Use a double boiler or microwave. If using microwave, stir the chocolate every 20 seconds to help avoid seizing. Set aside.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread out into a large rectangle. Drizzle the white chocolate mixture on top. Use a toothpick or knife to swirl the layers together. Decorate the top of the bark with candy hearts and sprinkles.
- Allow the chocolate to set uncovered at room temperature or in the refrigerator. (Usually takes about 45 minutes in the refrigerator.) Once hardened, break into pieces as large or as small as you want.
- Store bark in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezing Instructions: For longer storage, freeze for up to 2 months and thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
- Special Tools (affiliate link): Baking Sheet | Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper | Double Boiler or Glass Mixing Bowl
- Chocolate: Do not use chocolate chips or morsels. Pure chocolate is best for easy melting and best taste. I like Ghirardelli, Baker’s, Lindt, or Trader Joe’s pound plus bars.
- Candy Melts: Instead of pink candy melts, use 8 ounces of white chocolate and 1 drop of red food coloring.
Keywords: sweetheart swirl bark, valentine’s day candy