Cherry Bark

Easy to make Cherry Bark. This treat is perfect for Valentine’s Day, and you will LOVE all the Cherry flavor!

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Easy, delicious Cherry Bark candy recipe

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the love, the flowers, the dates. Not because of the commercialism around finding the perfect Hallmark card.

It’s because, as a food blogger, I love the excuse to make an overload of PINK Cherry desserts! As a mom to 3 girls, you would think I would be sick of the pink, but no….

Easy, delicious Cherry Bark candy recipe

Making candy bark is so easy. And the flavor possibilities are endless!! I used Vanilla Candiquik and combined it with Cherry gelatin mix. Want a different flavor? Use a different flavor of gelatin!

I also topped this bark with Cherry m&m candies. Quite possibly my favorite m&m flavor!

And then came the sprinkles. I am a sprinkle hoarder, to the point they are always falling out of my cabinet! And when sprinkles fall down from a top shelf and explode, you will be cleaning them up for months. Maybe years. Seriously, sprinkles are about as bad as glitter.

Easy, delicious Cherry Bark candy recipe

So now, you must decide, what will YOU make for Valentine’s Day? Do you prefer chocolate over cherries? Cookies over cake? Steak over seafood? Restaurant over homemade?

Just a hint dear hubby… I prefer Cherries. Cake. Seafood. Restaurant.

 Easy, delicious Cherry Bark candy recipe

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Cherry Bark

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 16oz Vanilla Candiquik
  • 0.3oz pkg Sugar-Free Cherry Gelatin
  • 1 bag (9.9oz) Cherry m&m candies
  • 2 Tbsp Valentine sprinkles


  1. Line a large 15x10 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt vanilla candiquik according to package directions. When smooth, stir in cherry gelatin.
  3. Pour onto parchment paper. Use a spatula to spread thin. Immediately sprinkle with cherry candy and sprinkles. Allow to set (about 20 minutes).
  4. Break into pieces and store in air tight container at room temperature. ENJOY!


  • If you can't find Vanilla Candiquik, use almond bark or Wilton's vanilla candy melts.

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 1, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Love the subtle note to the hubs Aimee! For me it would be: chocolate, seafood, restaurant….unless I’m not the one cooking 🙂

  2. I puffy heart love those cherry M&M’s too! It’s dangerous to buy them and have them around. And LOL at the very subtle notes to the hubs 😉

  3. What a fun twist on using almond bark. I have some left over from xmas and was wondering what I should do with it. I think you inspired me 🙂

  4. What a cute Valentine’s Day treat! I didn’t even know cherry m and m’s existed, and now I want to go get some.

  5. This is such a fun recipe, Aimee! Cherries, M&Ms…two of my favorite things. Plus, pink is one of my favorite colors. You just can’t go wrong with this bark. Pinned and sharing on social media. Have a lovely evening, Aimee!

  6. Wow! I tried to create some cherry bark last week but it was the grossest thing I’d ever tried. None of us in the “test kitchen” could stomach it. I never thought to use gelatin to get the cherry flavor. What a great idea! I am going to have to go back and give it another try. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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