For our Queen of Hearts Valentine’s Party we made an elaborate Cinnamon Heart Red Velvet Cake that featured spikes of Cinnamon Heart Chocolate Bark set in chocolate on the top.
While the bark was completely decadent on the cake, it also makes a great stand-alone treat (for enjoying yourself or gifting to a special Valentine) so I thought it deserved it’s own recipe post.
This cinnamon heart bark is inspired by all of that peppermint chocolate bark that has become the go-to easy candy for Christmas – I love the idea of having a Valentine’s Day bark for those of us who haven’t quite gotten our fill before the Christmas season was over!
You could definitely do this bark in the same style as a traditional Peppermint Bark, layering milk chocolate over white chocolate and sprinkling with cinnamon hearts, but we decided to go with this cute marbled effect since we were using it to top our crazy cake.
(Ahem, the crazy cake.)
You could also add some cinnamon candy flavouring, but I think the cinnamon hearts do a good enough job of adding a fun flavour contrast to the chocolate.
This is a cute homemade candy perfect for enjoying on it’s own for Valentine’s Day – or use it to dress up any dessert to make it a bit more Valentine’s-themed and theatrical.
Ingredients for Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Bark
- 1/3 cup red candy melts
- 1/3 cup white candy melts
- 1/3 cup black candy melts
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Handful cinnamon hearts
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Cookie sheet
- Small microwave-safe bowls
- Measuring cups
- Offset spatula
How to Make Cinnamon Heart Bark
Melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts in the microwave until smooth, stirring well in between each heating.
Pour out onto a lined cookie tray. Smooth out to 1/4″ thickness with an offset spatula.
Melt the different candy melts and portion out 1-2 Tablespoon sized dollops all over the melted chocolate.
Using the offset spatula, run lines back and forth through the candy melts, dragging it through the melted chocolate to make a pretty design.
Sprinkle on the cinnamon hearts before setting in the fridge to harden.
After about an hour, test the chocolate to see if it’s completely cooled and hardened.
Break the bark into several pieces to package or serve.
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