Viola Candy Bark

This chocolate bark dessert recipe is in full bloom thanks to a sprinkling of edible viola flowers.

Viola Candy Bark
Photo: Adam Albright
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 8 ounce dark chocolate or milk chocolate, chopped

  • 2 ounce chocolate-, or vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped (1/3 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • 2 drops edible lavender essential oil or 1/8 tsp. orange extract

  • ½ cup violas


  1. Line a large baking sheet with heavy foil; grease foil. Set aside.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate, candy coating, and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 11/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in lavender oil.

  3. Pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread to 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle with violas.

  4. Chill about 30 minutes or until firm. Use foil to lift candy; break into pieces. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Lavender oil

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

44 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Folate, total 1.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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