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?