Conversation heart chocolate bark for Valentine’s Day is easy to make with a heart-shaped silicone mold.
conversation heart chocolates
Conversation heart chocolate bark is a cute and easy Valentine’s Day treat.
While I’m not exactly a bluebird-on-my-shoulder kinda gal, I have no ill will whatsoever about Valentine’s Day. We’re not big on celebrating in my house, but I promise, there is no bitterness involved in the smashing of conversation hearts necessary to make these.
And I also realize, dear reader, that the smashing of conversation hearts makes it near impossible to read said conversation, save the few that escaped the wrath of the mallet.
But I stand by my creation, because conversation hearts are so cheery and colorful (even ground to bits) and dress up white chocolate so nicely. And so, I give you conversation heart chocolate bark.
Plus I got this silicone heart ice cube tray from the dollar bin at Target and I wanted to make something with it.
how to make conversation heart bark
you will need:*
- silicone ice cube tray (hearts if you can find one)
- white chocolate chips or candy melts, any color
- conversation hearts
- hammer or mallet
- disposable decorating bag
*I found the tray at Target. Find the candy melts at the craft store.
step one: crush your hearts
Oh, that sounds so sad. Place some conversation hearts in a Ziploc and smash with the hammer or mallet. Best to do this over a cutting board or dish towel so you don’t destroy the counter.
Sprinkle a layer of crushed hearts on the bottom of each heart in the tray.
step two: melt your chocolate
Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of chocolate chips or candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave at 50 percent power for a minute and a half. Stir well, using the residual heat to fully melt the chocolate. If needed, keep microwaving at 15 second intervals just until the chips are melted.
When cool enough to handle, transfer the chocolate to a disposable decorating bag.
step three: add your chocolate
Snip the tip of the decorating bag and pipe the melted chocolate on top of the crushed hearts to fill the tray. Pick up both ends of the tray and gently stamp it flat on the counter to tamp down the chocolate.
Let set well, a couple hours. Pop out of the tray and that’s it!