I love recipes that I can whip up in no time and have the kids get involved too. I am a busy mom and I don’t have time to make gourmet meals or hours making gorgeous treats at the moment while my kids are still so young. One day, I long to share those recipes with you too. Don’t worry, I am sticking around. But while they are still little, I like to spend as much quality time in the kitchen with them as possible. It helps teach them a thing or two in the process. I like to think they both like baking and cooking with me as much as I enjoy it.
Valentine’s Day Baking
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I know I said it but true. With holidays you know people will be searching for something delicious to make for the special day. I thought I would share our Easy Chocolate Bark recipe because the kids absolutely love making it and it’s a lovely Valentine’s Day treat. It’s cheap, easy, fast and fun to make with them. It’s also a sure winner among the kids for Valentine’s Day so the whole family can feel treated as well. Its a fun Valentine’s baking ideas for toddlers right up to tweens.
Chocolate Bark Variations
The great thing about chocolate bark is how adaptable it is. This particular recipe is for Valentine’s but it is super simple to change it up for Halloween, Christmas, 4th of July or just a birthday. If you’re making it with toddlers and don’t want to use gummies then you can replace them with any other pink, white or red candy that you like. Pink and white mini marshmallows look cute too.
Check out my tips for a fun Valentine’s Day at home for the whole family
Easy Chocolate Bark
- 2 large White Chocolate bars 150g
- 1 cup Heart Foam Gummies
- Red sprinkles
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
Melt one chocolate bar in 30 sec intervals in microwave, until smooth
Quickly melt the other chocolate bar in separate bowl and add few drops of red food coloring
Pour melted white chocolate on cookie sheet, with spatula smooth it eventually out
Spoon the now pink melted chocolate in swirls all over the top, leaving some white showing
Before it sets, place gummy hearts red up and white up all over and add red sprinkles.
Let it harden for few minutes or in the fridge and break apart in small pieces.
Store in tupperware container
So easy the kids can do it too.
Ready In Minutes
It really is the easiest recipe but so delicious to make for the kids or with the kids even. You can sprinkle anything on top and it is ready to eat soon afterwards. Great for having in the fridge and serving with coffee or tea when guests coming over for the month of February too. I love having something homemade to share with friends when they come over. And I am sure your guests will love the alternative to store bought biscuits. (don’t worry, I love those too).
Alternative Valentine’s Day Treats
If chocolate bark isn’t your cup of tea then I have some other Valentine’s Day treats that might take your fancy. How about making Valentine’s marshmallow pops with the kids, or get stuck in to making some Jammy Dodger marshmallow ice cream. You can even get some tips for your Valentine’s home decor or some ideas for how to enjoy Valentine’s Day at home.