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he white chocolate, peanuts and pretzel pieces, now forming the bark set up, broken into pieces and displayed in a glass bowl

Quick Valentine Bark

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he white chocolate, peanuts and pretzel pieces, now forming the bark set up, broken into pieces and displayed in a glass bowl

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Quick Valentine Bark is a great gift to send to anyone who might be away from their Sweetie, or need to know they are being thought of.

It’s also a delicious candy that is so easy to make and inexpensive too.

Bark is simply white chocolate (or any chocolate you prefer), pretzels and peanuts.  Melt the yummy chocolate in the microwave, pour it over the pretzels and peanuts. 

Mix it together, let it set up and there you have it –

Valentine Bark ready to share!

 




Quick Valentine Bark

Ingredients:

1 lb. white chocolate buttons/melts/chips  I prefer ‘bright white’ for this when I can find it over the regular white chocolate buttons or chips

1 cup roasted peanuts

3 – 3 1/2 cups of broken in half mini pretzels; this makes it so you can easily eat the candy

Candy sprinkles, if desired




Directions:

In a large bowl place the broken pretzels and pour in the peanuts

Bowl of Peanuts and pretzel pieces

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with waxed paper or parchment. 

In a microwavable bowl, place the white chocolate.White chocolate in a bowl

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 20 seconds; stir.White chocolate just beginning to melt

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Continue this processWhite chocolate melting about half way

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Until the chocolate is smooth and the temperature a little more than that of a baby bath.

It is important to warm the chocolate slowly so it does not burn.White chocolate melted all the way

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day


Pour the melted chocolate over the pretzel and peanut mixture.  Melted white chocolate over the peanuts and pretzel pieces

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Stir gently to coat the mixture evenly.Melted white chocolate mixed together with the peanuts and pretzel pieces

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Pour this onto the wax paper or parchment lined pan and spread to an even layer. The white chocolate, peanuts and pretzel pieces, now forming the bark, spread on waxed paper or parchment

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Top with any sprinkles your heart, or your Valentine desires!The white chocolate, peanuts and pretzel pieces, now forming the bark, spread on waxed paper or parchment with red and pink Valentine sprinkles on top

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Allow to completely cool and set up, then break into small pieces.

Store in an airtight container.

Yummy White Chocolate Valentine Bark which is white chocolate coating peanuts and pieces of Pretzels then topped withsprinkles of pink and red Valentine shaped sprinkles

Pretzels, Peanuts and white chocolate make this traditional bark a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




Milk Chocolate Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

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Milk Chocolate Nut Clusters

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

These No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters are always a crowd pleaser and SO easy to make!

Use any type of nut, but I use peanuts since everyone seems to like those and they are best priced. 

You can use milk, dark or white chocolate.  

A great treat, dessert or gift anytime of the year, but for a holiday gift they are perfect!

 





 

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

 Ingredients:

12 oz. Candy Melts (Wilton) OR chocolate chips OR bark – dark, milk or white chocolate

12-14 oz. nuts of your choice

Sprinkles if desired



 

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Heat chocolate in a microwaveable safe bowl at 20 second intervals

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Stirring well to prevent burning.

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters




Continue this process until the chocolate is completely smooth and it is the temperature of a baby bath.

This is important so that when you add the nuts, it will not cool down too quickly before you are able to make the clusters.

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Add in the desired amount of nuts, but be sure to allow enough chocolate to cover the nuts completely.

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Stir well.

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Form clusters by filling a teaspoon and push off with the back of another teaspoon.Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

If the chocolate happens to begin to harden up by cooling quicker than the clusters are formed, simply put the bowl in the microwave and heat for a few seconds, stir, repeat until warm as a baby bath.

Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

No Fail Easy Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Continue forming clusters. Allow the candy set up and store in a covered container.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2013, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

 

Here’s another GREAT candy to make – White Chocolate Covered Corn Pops, click HERE