Conversation Heart Sugar Cookie Bark
This conversation heart sugar cookie bark is part cookie, part candy, and part awesome. Sugar cookie dough ideas that are unique and fun are perfect for Valentine’s Day and all year long. My conversation heart cookie bark is a sweet treat that looks as good as it tastes.
Sweet treats need no special season or event, right? Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up and how about we start the Valentine’s Day recipes. Once those conversation hearts hit the shelves it’s time to make some Valentine’s Day cookie bark!
I’ve already been snacking on my Cupid’s Crunch Chex Mix. It’s my absolutely favorite snack around this time of year.
There’s something so unique about this sugar cookie bark and the conversation hearts and sprinkles add a festive flair that makes them totally irresistible to kids and adults alike.
The best part is that this recipe is easy and simple to put together. I love that using a homemade sugar cookie dough for the base makes this cookie bark even more indulgent. The conversation hearts give this a fun Valentine’s day twist but you can always use more sprinkles or a candy of your choice!
The perfect Valentine’s Day treat…
When Valentine’s Day rolls around we’re all looking for a cute treat to share with friends, family, coworkers, or even a classroom full of kids! This conversation heart cookie bark is the perfect solution. It’s fun, easy to make, and it’s a good recipe for kids to help with so they can feel involved if it’s a gift for their classmates or friends.
Ingredients needed for conversation heart cookie bark:
Here is what you will need to make this tasty and cute cookie bark recipe. You will also see the topping ingredients needed listed below. Those are the ingredients you will need to make the cookie bark’s candy topping that holds everything together!
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 package white vanilla almond bark
How to make the cookies for our cookie bark:
This is how you make the cookie part of our cookie bark. It wouldn’t be much of a “cookie” bark without this part! I will show you how to make the easy and delicious cookies for this fun and festive holiday recipe. Don’t forget you can change out the sprinkles and candy to suit the season if you’d like to make this recipe year round!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Line a jelly roll pan (12×17”) with parchment paper leaving a few inches over the edge to lift the cookies out
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy
Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract until well combined
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
Gradually add flour mixture, beat until well combined
Press cookie dough into pan evenly
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges begin to brown
How to make conversation heart cookies topping:
Now that we have completed the cookies for our conversation hearts cookie bark we can make the chocolate candy topping. This is the fun part! We’re taking some simple ingredients and turning them into a cute treat that everyone will enjoy.
Place almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue heating in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few small pieces of almond bark left, stir until smooth.
Spread evenly over sugar cookies
Immediately add sprinkles and gently press hearts into chocolate
Let set 15-20 minutes, break or cut into small pieces
Store in airtight container
Sugar cookie dough ideas and tips:
It’s a good idea to line the pan you will be working with. Use parchment paper to line your pan. It will prevent the bark from sticking it and means you have less clean up work to do!
Before you try to cut or break the bark into chunks, let it cool completely. The harder it is, the easier it will be to break and cut. You can harden the cookie bark in the refrigerator if you’d like!
You can keep the cookie bark stored at room temperature for a few days, about 2-3 without issues. If you prefer the bark a little more firm you can always store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If you want to make this recipe all year long you can do one of two things…stock up on conversation hearts…or just swap them out for another similarly seasonal candy whenever you get the urge to make a batch!
When you’re feeling more like sugar cookies instead of bark, try my Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies. The cookies are the same idea and good for any holiday! Even better, I have a Sugar Cookie Popcorn recipe on my blog.
Kids will love all of the colorful Valentine’s Day treats. You may also especially love my Brown Sugar M&M Blondies. Happy almost February!
- ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Line a jelly roll pan (12x17”) with parchment paper leaving a few inches over the edge to lift the cookies out
- In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy
- Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract until well combined
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
- Gradually add flour mixture, beat until well combined
- Press cookie dough into pan evenly
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges begin to brown
- Cool completely
- Place almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir, then continue heating in 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few small pieces of almond bark left, stir until smooth.
- Spread evenly over sugar cookies
- Immediately add sprinkles and gently press hearts into chocolate
- Let set 15-20 minutes, break or cut into small pieces
- Store in airtight container