Easter Candy Chocolate Bark

I wanted to make chocolate bark for the holidays last year but never got around to it. I figured I’ll make it for Christmas this year instead and even bookmarked a recipe already. (Yes, I know Christmas is eight months away. Yes, I know I sound crazy. But I’m not, really. Crazies don’t use parentheses.)

So when Easter weekend rolled around, and I’m still trying to think of a little treat I can make for my friends, I figured now’s the best time to make chocolate bark. This Easter Candy Bark from Gingerbread Bagels stole my heart with its pinkness. It also gave me an excuse to buy Cadbury Mini Eggs…

… plus four more kinds of adorable Easter candies. In addition to what I think is the best Easter candy of all time (Cadbury mini eggs), I also used I used mini malted milk eggs, jelly beans, pretzel M&Ms, and white chocolate eggs.

I followed the directions from Gingerbread Bagels exactly but mine didn’t turn out as pretty.

I didn’t have any candy melts, so I just used melted white chocolate with pink and purple food coloring.

The great thing about bark though is that it doesn’t matter if it looks a little messy. And the imperfections just add to the charm!

To add just a little contrast to all the sweetness, I sprinkled my favorite espresso salt on top.

Then I just wrapped up pieces in cellophane bags and tied them with pretty ribbons. And voila – Easter Candy Chocolate Bark bags! This was incredibly simple and fun to make and I know I’ll be trying different variations in the future. (And no, I probably won’t wait till Christmas to make bark again.)

Do you have any chocolate bark recipes?

   

18 Responses to “Easter Candy Chocolate Bark”

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    Sues posted April 8, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I mean, Easter candy IS the best. So, Easter candy bark only makes sense! It looks so pretty all wrapped up ready to be gifted :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted April 8, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I think yours looks just as pretty! I’d love to get some of that bark:-)

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    Megan posted April 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I wish I was around for this. That looks awesome! I make a bunch of different barks every Christmas, but I should start trying to do them for other holidays. Tiger bark might just be my favorite… white chocolate mixed with peanut butter and then swirled with dark chocolate. But then I also do some with a sort of almond toffee, which is really good.

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    Daisy posted April 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    your bark is so pretty and creative. Happy Easter, Bianca!

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    Elizabeth posted April 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Love the bright colors. Dave I stopped into a chocolate shop in Westchester yesterday called Cocoa that had at least 10 different kinds of bark. They looked delicious.

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    Samantha Angela posted April 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That looks really festive! I love it. No one ever makes bark for Easter, it seems like it’s a Christmas only dessert.

    Happy Easter!

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    Hannah posted April 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, how I miss those sugar-coated Easter eggs! Love the swirly prettiness here :)

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted April 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

    This is gorgeous! Love the pink swirl in the middle. I am excited about half off peeps today ;)

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    Meghan posted April 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I love all of the pretty colors you can use for Easter bark!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted April 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I love cadbury eggs!!! This bark is so cute :) Perfect for easter and delicious too.

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    Michelle posted April 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This Easter bark looks adorable!

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    Michelle Collins posted April 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    These look fantastic! There is seriously no better candy than Easter candy.

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    Simply Life posted April 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Oh this is SUCH a good idea!!!!

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    Rhonda posted April 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Those are so adorable!! I love all the colors, they would be perfect for a baby shower too!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted April 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I’m not too experimental when it comes to making sweets, but I do love making peppermint bark around the holidays. The colors in your easter bark are so pretty!

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    Shannon posted April 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    ha, fabulous thing to do with all the candy i got :) it’s been awhile since i’ve made bark, but i think it was white chocolate with pomegranate arils… yum!

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    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves posted April 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful! I always make peppermint bark for Christmas, but didn’t think about making it for other holidays.

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    Lea @ Healthy Coconut posted April 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Cool idea for Easter treats….I’ve bookmarked for next year. So colorful and I’m sure it’s fun to eat them too knowing there are difference chocolate on the bark.

    I bought the same M&M’s that you are using in your recipe…so good, didn’t last long around the house, good thing I put away enough for the cupcakes they were meant for.

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