This is a fun treat to bring in for your class during February. Or if you’re feeling ambitious, you could let your class help you make it! Just make sure you have enough helpers to keep the kids from getting burned by the hot candy.
For some odd reason I decided to make our bark in a pie pan. Bad idea–stick to waxed paper on a jellyroll pan. I love how the salty pretzels help offset the sweetness of the candy bark. Once the candy has melted, you’ll want to work quickly so that it doesn’t set before you place your decorations on it. Thanks to Wilton for the original idea!
Valentine’s Day Candy Bark
- white candy bark
- chocolate candy bark
- pretzel twists
Line jellyroll pan with wax paper. In microwave safe bowl, melt white candy bark according to package directions. Spread over wax paper in thin layer. Lightly place pretzels on white bark as desired. Melt 1/4 to 1/3 package of chocolate candy bark according to package directions. Carefully spoon into openings of pretzels, covering pretzel so that it resembles a chocolate heart in the center. Place M&M or desired candy in middle of pretzel hearts. Decorate white bark with sprinkles. Leave at room temperature or put in cool place to harden. Break into pieces and store in airtight container.