These cookie bars are the perfect treat to use up leftover Valentine’s Day Candy. Can even be made gluten free and vegan with listed substitutions.
Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday. My hubby and I aren’t as a big on it anymore having been married so long. We’ll have a nice dinner together with the kids usually, but we don’t do the cheesy cards and kitschy gifts. I do, however, look forward to seeing all the pretty pink things in the aisles at the stores. I mean, hues of pink, pretty flowers, hearts, chocolate galore…what’s a girl not to love?!
These bars are based off of my Chocolate Candy Cookie Bars, but made with Valentine’s candy—all the pretty pink, red, and heart-shaped chocolates!
You can really use any chocolate candy you’d like. I used caramel filled Ghiradelli chocolates, along with Reese’s hearts, and colorful m&m’s, among others. Feel free to use your faves, just make sure the combo of flavors go well together. I like adding anything with caramel, peanut butter, or nuts. I also add semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips to balance out the other sweet chocolate, but it’s totally up to you.
These bars are so yummy! A batch never lasts long and is a great way to use up extra holiday candy! Also homemade treats also make great gifts for your friends and neighbors! Hope you enjoy them!