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.
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.
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
Prep your supplies
Line a 9 x 13-inch baking sheet with wax paper and prep the candy for your bark.
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.)
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.
When chocolate is set, break bark into pieces.
Package it up and give a gift
Package in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon for a cute Valentine's Day gift.
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