Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine *Conversation Heart* Chocolate Bark

Time to get your sprinkles on...

I'm gonna be honest; I love conversation hearts, but I don't like to eat them.  I like to LOOK at them.


So, I figured....combine them with chocolate? Yeah, now we're talking.

I love the way conversation hearts are updated from time to time.  This year along with "Be Mine" and "Kiss Me," I saw "LOL" and "You Rock." :)

This is a quick, easy, fun Valentine treat to take to school parties, to the neighbors....or to eat wearing your jammies while watching Young & the Restless. {Not that I did that.}

Valentine Chocolate Bark

2 bags white chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli)
2 bags bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate chips (I still like Ghiradelli)
2 cups Rice Krispies
conversation hearts
sprinkles

Place 3/4ths of the white chocolate chips in a glass or metal bowl.  Place over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted.  Remove from heat and stir in the remaining white chocolate chips until melted. (If the chocolate is too thick, stir in some Crisco...about 1 TBSP).

Stir in the Rice Krispies.

Spread onto a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. (An offset spatula works great.)

Melt the bittersweet chocolate using the same method. (You shouldn't need the Crisco here.)

Using an offset spatula, gently spread over the white chocolate.

{I don't use the word "sexy" very often on the blog....or ever....but really, melted dark chocolate?  Sexy.}
 

OK.....sprinkle on the conversation hearts and sprinkles.  Let set up until hardened.


Break into pieces.

 
{I served them in a vintage muffin tin. :)} 


PS....this post is dedicated to my friends, Teresa and Kristan.  I think of them every time I reach for the sprinkles. :)

57 comments:

  1. LOVE this!! And yes, dark chocolate - very sexy! ;-)

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  2. This is fantastic, thanks for the great idea. Going to make it tomorrow.

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  3. i may have to make this to nibble on while i may or may not watch young and the restless in my jammies. i totally missed today because of the constant news coverage... but i'm SO on it on monday ;)

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  4. OMGosh!
    OMGoodness!
    OMGracious!
    OMG!
    OMG!
    OMG!
    When I clicked over here...
    before I even began reading...
    my HEART started fluttering and carrying on and BEAMING like it was going to jump out of my chest and into your blog!
    OMG!
    I had to settle myself down.
    I had to focus!
    And get a GRIP!
    I calmed myself past that first picture...
    and began to read!
    My HEART!
    MY SOUL!
    MY SPIRIT!
    MY BEING...BEAMED all the way through as I read!
    I got more and more excited!
    When the HEARTS {which are Greg's favorite thing in the whole wide world)
    And the SPRINKLES {which are my favorite thing in the whole wide world}
    were placed on that shiny chocolate I honestly thought Greg and I had renewed our VOWS!!!!
    I can't WAIT to show him this!
    I can't WAIT to make this for him!
    He will LOVE ME FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER if I make this...and tell him it's BRIDGET's recipe!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
    Bridget my dear....this is MAGIC!
    xo

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  5. Oh yes, that dark chocolate is deserving of the title "sexy"! Such a great idea!

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  6. Oh!
    ANd that VINTAGE muffin tin...is PERFECTION!
    LOVE!
    LOVE!
    LOVE!
    xo

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  7. What a cute idea for Valentine's Day! I made a similar bark with white chocolate and chopped peppermint candies on top for Christmas.

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  8. I love these, Bridget! I not only love to look at candy hearts, I love to eat 'em! Yellows are the best...

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  9. what a perfect creation for Valentines day! Love it.

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  10. What a great idea! So festive!

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  11. OMG these looks SOOOO YUMMY!!! your sending some to my house right?

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  12. SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE (of eating not making) this is YUMMY. Bridget saved MY LIFE today-snow day with no snow-by delivering this stuff. Holy Moly.

    The good news: the house on the OTHER side of Bridget went on the market yesterday.

    The bad news: She cannot share goodies with THAT neighbor because I'm occupying the role. But I will let you smell her treats. Because I'm not like that.

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  13. Not only is this a GENIUS treat (rice krispie? chocolate? Conversation hearts? Sprinkles?) but I ADORED the post.

    You are such a dear friend. I'm so glad we met!! You really made Blissdom for me. Thank you.

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  14. Love this! It's a great way to use those hearts!

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  15. Love the sprinkles with the hearts-so pretty, besides being yummy:)

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  16. Hey!
    It's me!
    You know!
    The BLONDE on BAINBIRDGE!
    I just had to pop back over!
    I felt "a calling!"
    I had to pop back over and STARE at this heavenly creation a wee~bit more!
    Hope you don't mind!
    Please let Kristen know she is SO LUCKY to be your neighbor...and FRIEND!
    But she knows that right! ;o)
    BLowing you big KISSES from the Northwest to Texas!!!
    xo
    ***I may pop back over!
    I will let you know if I do! ;o)

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  17. Wow! You have some excited commenter's.. :) Love this recipe and LOVE your pictures! How creative are you??? So cool!

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  18. You are a creative genius! Love this so much!!! I actually ONLY like the white hearts:-)

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  19. SO cute! Love it. ;) I think (just maybe) that you struck a love chord with Theresa. She is a little excited, but then again...chocolate, sprinkles, hearts? What's not to be excited about??!?

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  20. Oh....you are so creative. My son does not like stuff like this...but I think I will make it for my nephews....they will love it! Too cute.

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  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! This is so fun! Thank you for being so great and sharing with all of us! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of glitter!
    ~Hugs~ Carley
    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  22. Any day is a good with sprinkles! Oh my--my muffin tin looks just like that and I had no idea I could call it "vintage" :)You just keepthe great ideas coming every day!! Thanks!

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  24. Oh my word, how adorable and perfect for Valentine's Day! Love it!

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  25. This must be a ridiculously sweet treat!!

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  26. What a cute idea! Plus I love the fact that the kids can help out.

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  27. Oh these are so cute! Perfect, fun treat for Valentine's Day :)

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  28. melted dark chocolate? SO sexy! I like the addition of the rice krispies for some texture too.

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  29. I'm a new follower and love your blog! Adorable blog and great ideas..keep em coming! Check me out if you get a chance...Kori xoxo


    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  30. This looks so yummy!! I'm going to have to make this for my family :)

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  31. This looks fabulous!!! I must try it!!! Thanks so much for the quick and easy Valentines Recipe!!

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  32. Can I come over? (I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com... site should be working fine now, I hope?)

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  33. What a fun idea! Classic treats combined into one sweet eats!

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  34. oh what a great idea! i will be making this for certain!

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  35. These look great! I agree with you, I don't really care to eat the candy hearts, but they are pretty, and they really make this Chocolate Bark pop!

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  36. That is just too cute. Great treat idea.

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  37. These are so adorable! Seriously Bridget you make some of the cutest stuff!

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  38. My daughter and I just made chocolates for the first time last weekend....treats for Valentine's day...we will soooo be trying these too!!! And I'm with you, I love conversation hearts...but just to look at in a pretty dish :)

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  39. Yes! Only I would use the new Tinker Bell conversation hearts. They're sour, and not as chalky, and I love love love them :) Plus, duh - Tinker Bell is on the box.

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  40. Thank you for this. Made it last night to bring to work today. Looks so cute, and tastes scrumptious!

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  41. This is so cute, and it looks so good!!! YOu really are so creative!

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  42. Ok, that is a great way to use those conversation hearts. So cute! I bet that would also be perfect for a kids party, or to give to co-workers. Love it!

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  43. I made this for my co-workers and it is a HUGE hit today. Now I'm scared, because I have enough ingredients at home to make another whole batch. This could get out of control, quickly. :)

    Thank you for the recipe!!

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  44. Dang it...I see only ONE chunk left in the kitchen as of now! 'Twas good stuff, though!

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  45. I just love this! I posted a link back on my Tutorial Tuesdays blogpost today! http://erraticallyelizabeth.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-tuesdays.html

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  46. This is the cutest Valentines idea I've seen this year, for sure! Those hearts are fun to look at, but I totally agree with not liking to eat them. They're so colorful and cute, though. What a yummy treat!

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  47. such a great idea and it looks so great and tasty as well! love white chocolate rice crispy as well!

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  48. Joanna from ColoradoFebruary 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    I'm TOTALLY making this for my husband for Valentine's day. However, I have white candy melts leftover from my halloween eyeballs, so I'm gonna use those instead of chocolate chips. Thanks for the idea!

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  49. Wow...super easy and soooooooooo dang cute.
    I have to tell you that I renamed this ...Im calling it "Cupid's Puke" :) My daughter said it looked like Valentines Day threw up..and from there, I came up with Cupid's Puke.
    My daughter is taking it to an adult VD party tomorrow...I think it'll be a hit!
    Thanks...oh...and I did use the microwave like you said to melt the chocolate...and it worked like a charm ....Thanks for the quick reply.
    Ansa

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  50. My daughter and I are making these tomorrow for the take-home treat for her class. She's hoping for leftovers. :)

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