Valentine Oreo Bark

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Because I can eat Oreo Bark all year long, I decided to make a Valentine version. Doesn’t that make you happy??

Valentine Oreo Bark

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As Jordan gets older it’s getting harder to shield her from inappropriate things on TV and radio. Actually, it’s not getting harder so much as she’s getting smarter and she listens to and sees everything.

When she was 3 we could rock out to “I’m Sexy and I Know It” and she just thought the beat was fun. Now an Ariana Grande song comes on the radio and she starts singing along and I really listen and I cringe.

When she was 4 we’d watch the red carpet shows and she’d ooh and ahhh and point out the pretty dresses. Now, thanks to the stylists of people like Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Anniston the term “plunging neckline” has a new meaning and I have to field questions like “MOM! HER BOOBS ARE SHOWING!” and then I have to change the channel and watch Liv & Maddie again.

There are some parents out there who shield their kids from everything. They only watch Disney Jr. and shows with theme songs that make you want to murder someone. They only listen to kid CDs or classical music in the car.

I’m not that person. I never have been, and I never will be. I want to listen to pop music in the car and by gosh, I’m going too. We’re going to watch Amazing Race and Shark Tank as a family, and every once in awhile I’ll have to mute the boy commercial and I’m okay with that.

But something I’d never thought I’d have to police? Conversation Hearts. Have you read some of them lately?

Conversation Hearts for Valentine's Day Bark

While I was making this bark I was going through and reading some of the sayings. The normal, cute ones were there:

XOXO

YOU ROCK

FIRST KISS

SOUL MATE

I {HEART} YOU

And then I found these:

TOO HOT.

I’M SURE.

And best one?

DON’T TELL.

I checked the bag of seemingly innocent conversation hearts I got at Walmart and there was no XXX rating on the package.

Seriously? DON’T TELL? TOO HOT? I’m sorry, but WTH? KIDS eat these things. Young kids. Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. 4th graders who are starting to become aware of boys and bodies. It’s just…wrong.

Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox now. Let’s talk Valentine’s Day Oreo Bark.

Oreos for Oreo Bark

It’s full of Oreos, obviously.

If you remember, a few years ago, I posted this Peppermint Oreo Bark recipe. It was Jordan’s brainchild: layers of milk chocolate, chopped Oreos, white chocolate, and crushed candy canes. She considers it her invention and she makes it several times every holiday. She can even make it herself without any help from me.

She wanted a Valentine version, so I gave it to her. But I tried to weed out the less than PG conversation hearts. (Obviously I missed a few.)

Valentine Oreo Bark is the perfect treat to give on Valentine's Day! Layers of white and milk chocolate sandwich Oreo cookies and conversation hearts.

This bark has 4 ingredients (5 if you add sprinkles) and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Also? If you’re not careful it can disappear in less than that amount of time too. Ahem.

A few notes about the recipe:

  • I used Candiquik (almond bark, candy melts, etc.) when making this bark. I’ve also use chocolate and white chocolate chips in the past. You can use either one, but I decided to go the almond bark route because I’ve had the hardest time lately melting chocolate chips. I do it all the time but the last several batches I’ve done for different recipes have given me trouble, especially white chocolate. I didn’t want to have to throw anything away, so I went the sure thing route.
  • If you use chocolate and/or white chocolate chips instead of the melting candy, be sure to add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil or Crisco in the bowl when you’re melting. Also, make sure and melt the chocolate at 50% power in increments of 30 seconds, stirring well between each. If you have trouble, try a different kind of bowl. I find that, for my microwave, clear glass bowls or those ziploc reusable sealable containers work best.
  • You can use any kind of Oreo you want. Regular, double stuff, Golden…use your favorite.
  • You can skip the conversation hearts and just do sprinkles, if you want. Anything heart and pink and red will SCREAM Valentine’s Day.
  • Get this out of your house STAT or you’ll eat it all.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Valentine Oreo Bark

DON’T TELL but I’m CRAZY 4 U. 🙂

Valentine Oreo Bark

Oreos, chocolate, and conversation hearts. This bark will be a hit this Valentine's Day!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Serving Size

Ingredients

  • 10 Oreos coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces chocolate Candiquik candy melts, or chocolate chips (see note)
  • 8 ounces vanilla Candiquik candy melts, or white chocolate chips (see note)
  • 1/2 cup conversation heart candies
  • Valentine Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • Add chocolate candy to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Pour onto prepared cookie sheet and spread flat, into an approximately 7x10 rectangle. Sprinkle with chopped Oreos. Chill for 10 minutes.
  • Add white chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. (I use 50% power for white chocolate because it’s so temperamental!) Pour over Oreos and spread to the edges of the milk chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped conversation hearts and sprinkles. Chill until set, break into pieces and serve or package to give!

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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  1. I love this bark Dorothy! 🙂 Great minds! But I really love your oreo addition – yum! And I hear you on the conversation hearts. Why did they have to get so grown up and trendy? Have you seen the hashtag ones? I love a good hashtag, but can kids just be kids? 🙂 

    1. I think it’s so funny! Our kids will never know that ‘#’ means pound. Or number. It’s just a hashtag!

  2. This bark is gorgeous, Dorothy! And who knew that conversation hearts have gotten so dirty?! Honestly, the “don’t tell” one is even kind of creepy!

    1. Right? Like, Don’t Tell that we kissed? Don’t tell that you like me? Don’t tell that I took advantage of you and you’re a minor? ….

  3. Wow, can’t believe the conversation heart “Too hot”?!?! That’s not kid friendly!! Jeex, nothing is sacred anymore. This bark though? Insanely cute and I love the combination of sweets, biscuits and chocolate! I would eat this all, for sure!

  4. I like to imagine that all these candy hearts are being made in Chinese factories where no one knows what any of them are supposed to say! I’m living in Korea now, and I see CRAZY examples of “American English” all the time. Anyway, maybe that could make you feel better…or be some sad commentary on the realities of globalization. Either way, that’s some beautiful bark!

  5. What on earth – even Miranda Lambert had to be “beeped” at the Grammy Awards last night, and she is a country singer!  Some  lyrics on the radio these days make me cringe (and quickly reach for the “change channel” button), but even back in the ’60’s there were some inappropriate lyrics (the Beatles singing “I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to see you with another man”) that kids would happily and cluelessly sing along with.

  6. I have a 9-year old (boy) so I relate to a lot of what you’re saying!  I will just focus on the sweetest of Valentine’s Day and feast on delicious treats like your Oreo bark.  It looks wonderful!

  7. You should see a 3yo boy giggle when you read what’s on a conversation heart that you just gave him! lol
    I could eat this bark everyday too! Looks fantastic! Pinning!!
    Thanks for linking up to my bark, Dorothy! 

  8. Hi Dorothy,
    “They only watch Disney Jr. and shows with theme songs that make you want to murder someone.” HAHA you made me laugh. I dont want to be a parent who shields their child from everything…but what’s in the media is so disgusting. I dont want to sound like a prude, but how is my 6 yr old girl going to react to the Kardashians of the world. I cringe!!

    BTW, in the news it said your area is getting tons of rainfall, I live about 7 hours south of you. Gosh darn it, it’s warm already. 🙁

    have a great week

    1. Right? I love social media and reality TV but it’s getting a little ridiculous! And yeah, we got slammed yesterday. Today it’s been nice, supposed to be 70 by this weekend!