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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark

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This Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark is a delicious combination of rich chocolate, crunchy pretzels, colorful candies, and sprinkles to help spread the love of this special day.

spread out chocolate topped with Valentine's candies and pretzels
Chocolate Bark Image by Sarah Alvord

Sweet tooth got you hunting for something easy and sweet? Give this simple Chocolate Bark recipe a try! It is sweet and chocolatey with a salty hint from the addition of pretzels. Customize this bark recipe to make it festive for Valentine’s Day (or any holiday) by adding colorful candies, chocolate, and sprinkles. Of all the Valentine’s treats you can make, this one is the easiest. Make up a batch, break it into smaller pieces, and wrap it up to gift to your loved ones, or show yourself some love and enjoy it on your own!


It’s quick and easy to make Valentine’s Day bark at home and takes just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand. Here’s what you will need:

  • Semi-sweet or Milk Chocolate: This recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, which melt up nice and smooth. You can also use milk chocolate or a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolates. Use high-quality chocolate for the best results.
  • White Chocolate Chips: This is used to add decoration and color to the chocolate bark and easily melts in the microwave
  • Pretzels, Colored Candies, Heart Candies, and Sprinkles: decorate with your heart!

Quick Tip

High-quality chocolate will make the best results when making this chocolate bark….However, I have used just the store-brand chocolate and it has still turned out delicious, just not as smooth and creamy.

How to Make Chocolate Bark

This last-minute Valentine’s recipe is super easy to make in a pinch and still gives all the heartfelt homemade treat vibes! Let’s walk through the simple steps to get this recipe right every time!

  1. Melt The Chocolate: Place the chocolate pieces into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir. If it still needs more time, continue to microwave in 10-second increments, stirring in between until it is smooth. Be careful not to overcook the chocolate, it will become chunky and hard to work with.
  2. Spread Out The Chocolate: Pour the melted chocolate out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. It can be spread with a rubber spatula or an offset spatula until it is even.
  3. Add The Toppings: Add colored candies, sprinkles, pretzels, and any other decorations you have on hand. Allow to cool/harden completely.
  4. Make Pretzel Hearts: Start by melting the white chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Separate into different bowls to make different colors. Gel food coloring works great to make an even color. Pour the melted white chocolate into zip-top bags and cut off a small piece of the corner. Slowly add the chocolate into the center of the pretzels to make hearts.
  5. Break Into Smaller Pieces: After the chocolate has completely cooled and set, carefully break into smaller pieces.
Spread out chocolate topped with Valentine's candies and pretzels
Valentine’s Bark Image by Sarah Alvord

Storage and Variations

This chocolate bark recipe will keep good in an air-tight container for 2-3 weeks stored on the counter.

Some fun variations to try with this bark recipe are:

  • swirl white or colored chocolate over the top of the dark chocolate before it cools.
  • add nuts, toffee bits, or dried fruits
broken pieces of chocolate bark topped with pretzels and Valentine's candies
Chocolate Valentine’s Bark Image by Sarah Alvord

More Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas:

Looking for some more sweet treats for your love? Here’s a few more recipes to check out:

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Valentine’s Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark is such a simple Valentine's treat that can be whipped up in little time with just a few ingredients. Customizable with your favorite Valentine's candies and sprinkles.
Prep Time10 minutes
Setting Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 453kcal


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup M & M candies
  • 6 pretzels


  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper
  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips into a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 30 seconds, take out and stir the chocolate. Continue cooking in the microwave in 10 second increments until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Pour out onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread out until in an even thickness.
  • Decorate the chocolate with your favorite Valentine's candies and sprinkles. If adding pretzels, press the pretzels into the chocolate now.
  • Allow the chocolate bark to cool and harden.
  • To add white chocolate to the center of the pretzels, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Put the white chocolate into different bowls and add gel food coloring to make different colors.
  • Place the white chocolate into small plastic bags, then cut off a small corner piece. Pour the white chocolate into the center of the pretzels to form hearts.
  • Allow to cool and break into smaller pieces.


  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • store in an air-tight container on the counter for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert, Holidays
Keyword: Valentine’s Chocolate Bark
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