This weekend Zoey and I worked on a little Valentine’s sweet treat project. It was fairly quick and super easy. When I say quick & easy, please take my word for it. No lie. This is coming from a mommy of two who is time-deprived and doesn’t spend more than 10 mins. on anything. Plus if my daughter Zoey, who’s 3 yrs old can make these, how hard can they be?!
I present to you White Chocolate Heart Barks. Of course we made these early so that you can make it on time for your special Valentine’s. Read on to learn how…
Aren’t these the cutest and prettiest chocolate hearts you’ve ever seen? Like ever?! A note on melting chocolate: Melting chocolate with a double boiler intimidates me so I used the microwave method. Call me lazy. Doesn’t matter. I start with putting half a cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 40 secs. Take out and stir. Heat for another 20 secs. Take out & stir again. Repeat the process until the chocolate has fully melted. It took me about 4 cycles of heating. This may vary depending on your microwave. Be careful to not overheat the chocolate otherwise it will become lumpy and grainy. It this case, add oil or butter to fix the consistency.
Above, in Step 1, I noted “place fillings of choice” into heart ice tray. The truth is, this is a chocolate bark so you can use literally any fillings you’d like. There are endless combinations of dried berries & nuts. Because I used white chocolate, I wanted the fillings to really pop in color. I opted for pomegranate seeds and coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds & dark chocolate covered almonds. These should probably be consumed within two days and keep refrigerated since the pomegranate seeds are fresh. Use dried berries instead if you want to store them longer (or send them out to someone special long distance).
Hope you’ll give these a try this Valentine’s Day. What’s a better gift than sweet treats made with love? Also, think wedding. These are great for weddings too!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the Super Bowl! Go PATS.
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