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I love Valentine’s Day more than any other holiday. Any holiday whose main dish is chocolate immediately pulls at my heartstrings. Naturally I wanted to find some Valentine’s Day bars ideas and I stumbled upon this beauty. I’ve mad a few adjustments which made it absolutely mouth-watering. These Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars are so easy to make. They were a huge hit; as I knew they would be. If you’re forgetful like me and need a good Valentine’s Day idea for class Valentine’s I’ve got one for you that even those least craftiest person (ahem me) can do. Not a fan of Valentine’s bars? Check out this round-up of Valentine’s dessert ideas.

Valentine’s Day Bars – Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Chocolate Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 Boxes Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C chocolate chunks plus 1/2 C to add to the topping

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the cake mix, egg, butter and vanilla until combined.
Red Velvet chocolate chunk bars mixed together

This is what the red velvet batter mixed together looks like.

  • Fold in the 1 1/2 C of chocolate chunks
Fold in chocolate chunks into red velvet mix

Fold in chocolate chunks into red velvet mix

  • Press the batter into the baking dish and top with the remaining 1/2 C of chocolate chunks

red velvet batter with chocolate chunks pressed into baking dish ready to go in the oven.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and enjoying!

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars. Easy and absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day. #dessert #redvelvet #valentinesday #chocolate

Wine Pairings for Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars

If you want to dress this dessert up a bit for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner consider pairing these wines with your Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars.

Pinot Noir – The red velvet bars are smooth and the chocolate pairs well with the berry and cherry flavors in the Pinot Noir.

Rosé – Still or sparkling, the popular wine (Rosé all day anyone?) goes well with many desserts but I like this pairing because the bubbles, if you go the sparkling route, really do a great job of cleansing a sugary palate.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day dessert?

Valentine's Day Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars

Yummy and easy to make, these bars are the perfect dessert to end your Valentine's Day dinner.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Boxes Boxes Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chunks plus 1/2 C to add to the topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the cake mix, egg, butter and vanilla until combined
  3. Fold in the 1 1/2 C of chocolate chunks
  4. Press the batter into the baking dish and top with the remaining 1/2 C of chocolate chunks
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and enjoying!
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