If you’re on TikTok, then you’ve probably seen the Valentines Candy Salad. Creating a Valentine’s Day candy salad is a sweet and fun way to celebrate the holiday. Nothing too formal, but perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
How to Make a Candy Salad for Valentine’s Day
What is a Candy Salad? It’s literally candy mixed in a bowl. I like to call it the lazy man’s charcuterie board. However, TikTok has made it look cute and trendy. Lucky for all of us, it’s pretty simple to make. Just buy candy, layer it, and mix it.
For a Valentine’s Day Candy Salad, you can stick with a theme of red and pink candy or you can add some color. I prefer breaking it up with color. They do have some fun Valentine’s Day candy out right now that are in the shape of hearts and lips.
Ingredients for Candy Salad
Here are some popular Valentines candies for a candy salad:
- Jolly Ranchers Jelly Hearts
- Sour Patch Kids Message Hearts
- Trolli Sour Brite Hearts
- Trolli Very Berry Knockout Hearts
- Swedish Fish Hearts
- Hot Tamales
- Haribo Valentine’s Mix
- Nerds Gummy Clusters
- Twizzlers Hearts
- Haribo Watermelon Gummi Bears
- Sour Strips Pink Lemonade
I have found these at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. They even have different Valentine’s candy at the Dollar Store.
You can make your Valentine’s Day Candy Salad in 3 steps.
Choose Your Candy
I bought all of my candy from Walmart and even dipped into the Easter candy. Pick candy you like! I have to be honest, those old conversation hearts are kinda gross. So when I saw Sour Patch message hearts, yes, I’ll take those.
Check out the holiday candy aisles. They also had Swedish Fish Hearts and Twizzler Nibs hearts.
Layer Your Candy in a Bowl
Again, I wanted some color in my bowl. So I first started with red and pink candy, then added colored candy, and kept layering it. If you do a TikTok or Reel, many people like the ASMR of opening the bag and dumping in the candy.
The bigger the bowl you choose, the more expensive your candy salad will be. Just keep that in mind. In overbought, so I left out my least favorite candy just in case I wouldn’t need it.
Stir the Candy
I had a lid for my bowl/container, so I shook it up and used a spoon to mix up the candy. Or you can leave it layered depending on what aesthetic you want. That’s more of a candy trifle versus a candy salad.
I’m digging this trend. It’s easy and does not require much effort. I like this non-chocolate alternative.
Serve your candy salad at parties or leave it on the counter or table for guests to munch on!