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Valentine candy treats from the Candy Queen

Karen Miner is the Associate Editor for SheKnows Food. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and he...

As much fun to make as they are to eat

This Valentine's Day, get creative with candy! These sweet treats are fun to make and even more fun to eat.
Hollywood Candy Girls Valentine bark

Jackie Sorkin knows a thing or two about candy — she is the Candy Queen, after all! She shared two quick and easy candy crafts that are perfect for last minute Valentine's Day gifts and one of them even doubles as a fashion accessory. So, what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and channel the Candy Queen! For more candy land-inspired ideas, follow her on Twitter @JackieSorkin.

Hollywood Candy Girls Valentine bark

Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift? Make this candy bark to give away to friends, co-workers or loved ones… no baking required!

Hollywood Candy Girls valentine bark

Ingredients:

  • White chocolate or red colored candy melts
  • Festive red and pink candies (like gummy lips, crushed candy canes, chocolates, etc.)

Directions:

1

Prep your supplies

Line a 9 x 13-inch baking sheet with wax paper and prep the candy for your bark.

Supplies

2

Melt and spread chocolate

In a medium bowl, melt your chocolate of choice slowly in the microwave, heating for about 30 seconds at a time and stirring. Repeat as needed until melted. Pour the melted chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and level chocolate with an offset spatula. (Don't spread chocolate too thin. You don't need to cover the whole cookie sheet.)

Melt and spread chocolate

3

Add candy

While chocolate is still warm, sprinkle with candy, then tap the baking sheet on the table to set the candy in. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until bark is completely hard.

Add candy

4

Break bark

When chocolate is set, break bark into pieces.

5

Package it up and give a gift

Package in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon for a cute Valentine's Day gift.

Package it up and give a gift

Up next: Learn how to make a valentine gumball necklace >>

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