Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heart Valentine Bark


We wanted to do a healthy Valentine bark and make it special at the same time. 

We also wanted to use our heart shaped cookie cutters for more than just cookies. 

So why not make heart shaped Valentine bark we thought!

And that is just what we did.






No special recipe for this. We just used our favorite dairy free, gluten free chocolate chunks. Chopped up about 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, 1/2 cup dried pomegranate seeds, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and 1 cup chopped pistachios.

Lined a baking sheet with parchment paper, placed our cookie cutters on the baking sheet. Melted the chocolate chunks and poured some of the chocolate into the cookie cutter and than sprinkled on the dried fruit, nit and coconut mixture and patted it down gently into the melted chocolate.


I
n about an hour or so they were set up and we removed the cookie cutters.

Store in a cool, dry air tight container.






We made three different sizes. Large one, top photo and medium size one here. 




                                         Small one here.




Special treats need special packaging right? We pulled out our glassine bags, music note card stock, red card stock, heart stamp, bakers twine and Washi tape and made up a special bag to place our treats in for giving.




Why spend more money than you need to on packaging when you can make up your own treat bags and have them look twice as nice!





All filled and looking pretty! Just waiting to share the love.





Think about this, not only are you sharing the love of Valentines day through giving to another, you are also giving the gift of a healthy treat! Now that's a gift you can feel good about giving.

There is gold and a multitude of rubies,
But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Proverbs 20:15

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6 comments:

  1. Yummy! This homemade treat looks good and fairly simple to make. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

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  2. looks great! love the heart shapes too!

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  3. I love, love, love bark! Never used cookie cutters though, I really like that idea! Would love it you'd link this up to Saturday Share with Us!
    http://www.lemonsforlulu.com/2013/02/09/saturday-share-with-us/

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  4. I love everything about this! Saw you over at homework.

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  5. I am so grateful you took the time to share this at Saturday Share With Us! I hope you'll come share again tomorrow!

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