Simple, versatile chocolate bark for Valentine’s

Here are six variations of Valentine’s Day chocolate bark, but feel free to get creative with your sweetie’s tastes in mind. Enlarge photo

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Here are six variations of Valentine’s Day chocolate bark, but feel free to get creative with your sweetie’s tastes in mind.

Looking for an easy way to impress this Valentine’s Day? Consider a simple – but still sensational – chocolate bark.

As treats go, it doesn’t get much easier than this. And the best part is that there are infinite ways to personalize the bark. You know, so that you can show that you really do listen to your significant other and care enough to cater to his or her tastes.

You start with a pound of chocolate. It can be white, milk or dark. Doesn’t matter. Then you add your toppings, things like nuts, coconut, dried fruit, or more creative options such as pumpkin seeds and caramel popcorn. Whatever your topping choices, look for contrasts – something crunchy, something tangy, something salty.

We’ve created several combinations that are rich in contrast and beautiful in appearance, but feel free to play with the toppings or to switch out the chocolate for milk or white.