Strawberry Almond Bark recipe is a great candy recipe for Valentine's Day. Only a few ingredients and full of flavor, fun and pink. Got to have pink for Valentine's Day right? This candy is loaded with Oreos, sprinkles and full of flavor. It's adaptable too!
A simple candy recipe for the loves in your life.
This Valentine's Day treat is about as easy as it comes. You can make a large or small batch of it and it would be great for the kiddos school parties.
Strawberry almond bark has strawberry flavoring, Oreo cookie crumbles and almond bark. It even has pink sprinkles.
- almond bark - this price is rather high. This is just for reference. You can buy almond bark rather inexpensively at Aldi's or Walmart.
- pink food dye - The Wilton brand is my favorite. The colors are vibrant and the bottles last a long time as you only need a little, it goes a long way.
- strawberry extract - like vanilla but strawberry.
- pink sprinkles
- crushed Oreo cookies
Making the Valentine's candy
First, melt the almond bark completely in a small microwave safe bowl. For this recipe, I used 4 blocks of almond bark.
When melting anything, you always want to start off small and work your way up. In this case, I microwaved the almond bark for 1 minute then stirred it.
After that, continue microwaving it at 20 second intervals, stirring after each time until completely melted.
The strawberry extract comes next. You only need about 1 teaspoon of extract and be sure to stir it in completely. The bark will become a slightly different texture after adding in liquid. That is okay and normal.
Adding in the food coloring
The food coloring part of this recipe is completely optional. If you don't add it in, then the bark will be a white-ish color (the pink sprinkles will give it a little rose color) but the pink dye helps the color to pop.
Add in the pink sprinkles, the pink food coloring then it is time for the crushed OREOS.
You can use chunks of OREOs like I did or you can finely crush them into crumbs. It is your preference.
Cooling the strawberry bark
After mixing everything in, you will want to take a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper and lay it out on your counter. Then spread the strawberry almond bark on top. You can see it in this Peppermint Bark recipe. (I failed to take a picture of it for this recipe!)
After about 1 hour (or less!) the bark will be hardened and you can break it up into little pieces, whatever shape you want. Now you have delicious homemade candy great for Valentine's day.
No, it doesn't. You can hurry the hardening process along by placing it in the fridge, but it is not necessary.
It can be stored in an airtight container on the counter. Keep it out of direct sunlight, however.
You can use M&M's instead of OREOs. You can use white chocolate chips or or milk chocolate chips.
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Strawberry Almond Bark
- 4 oz almond bark 4 cubes
- ⅛ teaspoon pink food dye optional
- 1 teaspoon pink sprinkles
- ¼ cup Oreo cookies crushed
- 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
- Spread waxed or parchment paper on the counter
- Melt the almond bark in a microwavable safe bowl for 1 minute, stirring afterwards. Then melt at 20 second intervals until completely melted, stirring after each time
- Stir in the strawberry extract
- Mix in the sprinkles
- Stir in the pink food coloring
- Add the crushed Oreos to the almond bark mixture and stir
- Spread on the waxed paper in a even coat
- Let harden for up to 1 hour
- Break into pieces and serve