Make these attractive Valentine chocolate bark hearts in just a few simple steps. And as no baking is needed, there is very little that could go wrong!
- Cake chocolate (dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate or any combination)
- Selection of toppings such as chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit, seeds, etc
How to make Valentine chocolate bark hearts
If you have heart shaped moulds that is great, but if not, you can easily make a heart shape mould with foil. Try to make sure that the inner face of the foil is smooth so that the chocolate doesn't set with any edges of the foil in it.
First, prepare the toppings for the Valentine chocolate bark hearts. Here I used chopped dried blueberries, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Other dried fruits or nuts could be used, or even a light sprinkling of sea salt.
Melt sufficient chocolate for the size and number of moulds you are going to use.
Place a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet and place the moulds on the paper.
Spoon the melted chocolate into the moulds and smooth the tops with a spoon. Don't worry if some of the chocolate seeps through the bottom of the mould as this can be trimmed off when the chocolate has set.
Sprinkle the toppings over the top of the chocolate and leave until the chocolate has set. The setting time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the chocolate.
When the chocolate has set (and has fully hardened), carefully peel the foil moulds from the hearts trying not to leave any traces of foil behind. Trim any uneven edges of the chocolate hearts with a sharp knife to make them look a little neater.
For another easy no bake dessert, you may wish to try marbled chocolate tiffin with ginger.