The trick to Valentine's Day gifts isn't about finding the perfect sweater or charm; it's about baking the perfect chocolatey homemade treat! Gifts straight from the kitchen are a delicious way to show you care. Plus, you can trade long lines and mall madness for a quick trip to the grocery store. Our go-to Valentine's Day treat? Candy bark. The treat follows long-standing holiday traditions but presents itself in a way that is slightly more personal than a handful of leftover Halloween treats. Here are some of our favorite candy bark recipes that will make you the apple of everyone's eye:
1. Red Hot Bark
Put a little spice in your sweets this year with this cinnamon candied treat. Sprinkle Red Hots candy into bittersweet chocolate for a candy bark with a biting twist.
2. Candy Cane Bark
Candy canes aren't just for Christmas, you know. The bright red color makes them the perfect addition to your famous Valentine's Day chocolate bark recipe. Plus, these will leave your breath smelling like kissable peppermint.
3. Dark Chocolate Candy Bark
This recipe is a more thoughtful version of a last-minute assorted chocolate candy box. Crumble up your favorite candy bars and add them to melted dark chocolate. Throw in a handful of nuts for a salty and sweet treat.
4. Peanut Butter Cup BarkCrumb Kitchen
If we have one weakness, it's peanut butter cups. This bark does the classic candy justice by having the perfect peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio. Be sure to make a double batch of this!
5. Chocolate Tea Bark
If you're more of a romantic at heart, this chocolate tea bark is for you. Tea leaves with hints of floral not only complement the chocolate, but they also look absolutely beautiful.
6. Lemon Drop Bark
Calling all sour fans! All it takes is three small steps to make this candy bark pucker-face worthy. Turn your favorite lemony candy into a bark you won't soon forget.