Any assortment of Valentine's candy can
be used in this recipe with great results
- message hearts, cream filled chocolate
hearts and small cinnamon hearts.
1 pound white chocolate, semisweet chocolate,
or milk chocolate
2 cups assorted Valentine's Day candy
Line a large jellyroll pan with parchment
or wax paper and set aside.
Melt the chocolate in a large heavy saucepan
over very low heat or in a microwave, stirring
frequently until the chocolate is smooth
and melted. Spread the melted chocolate
evenly on the prepared pan. Sprinkle the
candy evenly over the chocolate and press
the candy into the chocolate to make sure
it will not fall out later. Set aside the
chocolate to cool.
Once the chocolate has set, break into
small pieces. Store the bark in a tightly
sealed container at room temperature or
in the refrigerator. Wrap the candy in plastic
wrap or brightly colored cellophane and
tie into small bundles with bright ribbon
for gift giving. Add a special tag or Valentine
to each little bundle.
Makes about 1 1/2 pounds candy.