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Crispy Chocolate Bark Candy

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Chocolate bark recipes are an excellent option for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Instead of buying Valentine’s Day candy, easily make your own with a recipe like this one.

This homemade candy is easy to modify and tweak to your liking. You are literally just layering delicious ingredients on top of each other, so it’s very hard to mess up!

Pieces of strawberry chocolate bark candy stacked on a board.

Strawberry Chocolate Crispy Bark Candy

As I have said in other posts, making bark candy is quite therapeutic. You get to swirl and layer tasty sweets and then break them all up into pieces. You basically have permission to make a magical mess!

The colors used in this candy are perfect for Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day, but feel free to switch it up for other days of the year. In fact, the candy melts and sprinkles are totally optional. You can skip them all together and enjoy a strawberry chocolate crispy bark.

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Valentine’s Crispy Strawberry Chocolate Bark Ingredients

(Exact measurements are in the recipe card below.)

  • Milk chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Dehydrated strawberries
  • Sliced almonds
  • Crispy rice cereal
  • Red or pink candy melts
  • Valentine’s sprinkles

Crispy Chocolate Bark Candy Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

Chop the dehydrated strawberries into small pieces.

Melt half of the chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute.

Melted chocolate in a bowl next to strawberries on a blue table.

Stir and continue microwaving at 50% power for 30 second intervals until the chips have completely melted.

Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan.

Chocolate bark candy with almonds and strawberries in a pan.

Layer half of the strawberries, almonds, and crispy rice cereal on top.

Melted white chocolate chips next to bark candy on a blue table.

Melt half of the white chocolate chips in the microwave the same way you did for the chocolate.

White and milk chocolate swirled together.

Pour the melted white chocolate in the pan.

Lightly swirl the ingredients together making sure to coat the strawberries, almonds, and cereal with the chocolate.

Don’t swirl too much or the chocolates will blend and you will lose the swirled look.

Layers of candy in a pan.

Add the second half of the strawberries, almonds, and cereal to the mixture.

Melt the rest of the chocolate chips and swirl onto the top, making sure to coat the other ingredients.

Valentine sprinkles on top of chocolate bark candy in a pan.

Melt the red or pink candy melts and swirl them onto the top of the bark.

Closeup of chocolate bark candy sprinkled with Valentine's day sprinkles.

Sprinkle the Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top of the bark.

Chill until set, approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour.

Bark candy broken into pieces on a black board with a blue napkin on the table.

Break into pieces and serve.

Strawberry crispy bark candy lined up on a board.

You should get about 24 pieces.

Candy bark recipe notes and FAQ

How do you get the chocolate to look swirled?

Be careful not to mix the chocolate together. Use a knife to drag it gently so you get the swirled look.

Bark candy stacked on a board.

Do I have to use candy melts and sprinkles?

No, the sprinkles and candy melts are optional in this recipe, but are a nice touch if you are making the candy for Valentine’s Day.

How should I store leftover bark candy?

Leftover chocolate bark should be stored in a cool, dry place and will last about 10 days.

Candy with sprinkles broken into pieces lined up on a board.

Chop the strawberries.

Be sure to chop the strawberries into smaller pieces. The chocolate needs to fully coat the pieces to allow the bark to stay together well.

Yield: 24 pieces

Strawberry Chocolate Crispy Bark Candy

Pieces of strawberry chocolate bark candy stacked on a board.

Strawberry chocolate bark candy that's perfect for Valentine's Day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 12 ounce bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Dehydrated Strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1/4 cup Red or Pink Chocolate Melting Disks
  • Valentine’s Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a 13×9 baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Chop the strawberries into small pieces.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt half of the milk chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat in 30 second intervals until all the chips have melted.
  4. Pour melted chocolate into the 13×9 pan and layer half of the strawberries, almonds, and crispy rice cereal on top.
  5. Melt half of the white chocolate chips in the microwave the same way as above and pour into the pan. Lightly swirl the ingredients together making sure to coat the strawberries, almonds, and cereal with the chocolate.
  6. Add the second half of the strawberries, almonds, and cereal to the mixture.
  7. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips and swirl onto the top, making sure to coat the other ingredients.
  8. Melt the red or pink candy melts and swirl onto the top of the bark. Sprinkle the bark with the Valentine's sprinkles.
  9. Chill until set, approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  10. Break into pieces and serve.
  11. Makes about 24 pieces depending on the size you break them into.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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