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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PinterTest Kitchen 5: Chocolate Cherry Valentine Bark

Dave and I started dating on Valentine's Day, 1993.

Well, for the first time.

The early 90's were a tumultuous time for us.

Summer camps.

Other girls.

Other guys.

Meddling friends.

Meddling parents.

Meddling youth group leaders.

The problem was never with us.



I came across my diaries when we moved last April and couldn't help but chuckle.

September 5, 1992

"Yesterday was the best day of my life!!!  Dave transferred into my algebra class."

March 29, 1993

"Me and Dave are going out!!!!  It's been about 1 1/2 months now.  February 14 was the best day of my life!"

July 3, 1993

"We got in a really big fight at Hume Lake and broke up.  It was the worst week of my life."

I had problems, clearly.


You know what doesn't have problems?



100% Pintertest approved.

 Let's walk through it together, ok?

Super easy.

You don't even have to turn on your oven.


You'll need:

3 bags Pink Wilton candy melts

3 bags chocolate chips

Wilton cherry candy flavoring

Cherry M & M's

assorted Valentine's sprinkles


First, line large baking sheet.

I just discovered Reynold's Pan Lining Paper.

A foil parchment heavily fusion.

Get some.

Next, melt 3 bags chocolate chips as per microwave instructions on back of bag.

Spread melted chocolate onto lined pan and let set in fridge for about 30 minutes.

On to the pink candy melts.

Melt three bags as per microwave instructions on back of the bag.

Add about 1 tsp. cherry candy flavoring and stir into melted candy.

Spread on top of chilled chocolate.

Quickly sprinkle with chocolate cherry m & m's (I found mine at Target) and pink and red sprinkles.

Let chill in fridge for another 60 minutes.

Break into pieces and you're done.

Make some for your Valentine.

It will be the best day of their life.

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  1. Really excited to try this! I'm thinking oreo cookie bits would make a yummy addition too.

  2. cuppatested, and cuppaapproved.

    i kinda want to pin this and test it myself. tomorrow.

  3. thanks for making this so i didn't have to. it was uber tasty!

  4. cherry m&m's!? never heard of them. looks yummy.

    you are funny. my old journals are hilarious and embarrassing to ONLY me.
    michael and i started dating on july 4th 1993. while you were miserable at hume, i was ecstatic at another christian camp. we broke up once for a day. glad it didn't stick.

  5. No having to turn on the oven, that is my kind of baking! Thanks for the great tutorial! Love your website too!

  6. Thank you for this recipe... I will try this tomorrow... Looks like the food is great!