Valentine’s Bark


This festive Valentine’s Day sweet was so fun to make with my kids — it’s a super easy treat to make with the help of kids of any age!

Valentine's Bark

I love the holidays so much. Even if it’s not a holiday I particularly celebrate, it is so much fun to decorate and make all the festive foods. My kids love that part too. I got a little jump-start on the Valentine’s Day festivities and picked a really easy recipe to make with the kids. Unfortunately, my middle schooler was too cool to help, so it was just my 5th grader and my almost four-year-old.

This recipe is fun because you can let your kids pick some of the toppings — which sprinkles they want to use, what candies they want, etc.

It takes very few ingredients too, which is always a plus in my mind. Fewer ingredients, less mess, right?! We chose to use Valentine’s colored M&Ms, but you could do cherry-flavored M&Ms that are seasonal (we couldn’t find them). I think Red Hots would be fantastic if your children love cinnamon flavored candies.

The possibilities are endless: licorice bits, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, etc.

Cami (my 5th grader) helped with microwaving, stirring, and dying the vanilla bark while Mason (my almost four-year-old) loved to sprinkle on the sprinkles and the M&Ms (although I think he ate more than he put on the bark).


What you need:

  • 1 pkg. vanilla Candiquik
  • Red or pink food coloring
  • Valentine’s Day M&Ms
  • Sprinkles


  1. Melt Candiquik according to package directions.
  2. Reserve 1/3 melted Candiquik in a small glass bowl and set aside.
  3. Spread the rest of the Candiquik onto a baking sheet and smooth out with a spatula.
  4. Add food coloring to reserved Candiquik and stir.
  5. Pour over the top of the white Candiquik and smooth gently. You can swirl with a knife if you so choose.
  6. Sprinkle with M&Ms and various sprinkles. Press M&Ms in slightly.
  7. Refrigerate for an hour.
  8. Break into pieces and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Lil Luna.

If you’re looking to make a treat for a Valentine’s Day get-together (or Galentine’s Day get-together!), Haley shared these gorgeous Cherry Cordial Cupcakes last month. They are so pretty. A few years ago, Lauren had a great series on easy Valentine’s Day ideas and I love her super simple Valentine’s Day food post. So many adorable foods that aren’t complicated to make!


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