My husband and I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day, not since we were in high school, anyway (…yes, we were high school sweethearts!). I’m not really into all that mushy stuff, we rarely exchange gifts for holidays at all, actually, and our idea of the perfect night is one spent cuddled up on the couch with dinner and a movie (or Modern Family!). Most of all, we just don’t need an excuse to have a night dedicated to ‘us’ – we have them all the time!
Okay, I have to be honest and say that the girl in me thinks little pink hearts are absolutely adorable, melts for cutesy Valentine-themed anything and totally rocks socks covered in hearts. After all, pink is my favorite color! And Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend some extra time in the kitchen making something adorable! Not that I really need an excuse… So maybe I kind of love V-Day for my own reasons.
This year, I decided to whip up a batch of Cherry White Chocolate Bark! I am crazy for bark. I could go on and on about it, but I’ll cut to the chase. I LOVE how easy it is to make and how easy it is to adapt to any occasion or flavor combination! I also love how easy it is to EAT…I’m especially skilled at that part! Even the husband went gaga over this batch of bark and he is very particular when it comes to sweets. That means one thing and one thing only…this recipe is a winner!
- 1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
- 1 12 oz bag of red candy melts
- 1/2 tsp cherry flavoring (oil based)
- m&ms and sprinkles for decorating
- Melt red candy melts by method of your choice (I use the microwave). Let cool for a couple minutes and stir in the cherry flavoring. Spread on a sheet of wax paper or foil and let sit until completely hardened.
- Melt white chocolate chips by the method of you choice. Spread evenly over the first layer. Sprinkle with m&ms, sprinkles, and anything else you'd like to decorate your bark with. Let it sit until completely hardened.
- Break into bite-sized pieces.
You can substitute cherry chips instead of red candy melt and flavoring (my grocery store doesn't carry them, so I stuck with the flavoring).