Loaded White Chocolate Easter Bark, yep I’d say that is a very appropriate description of this delicious flavor combination. Just the thought of white chocolate sprinkled with lots of festive Easter candy and adorable sprinkles (yes, those are little bunny and butterfly sprinkles you see!) makes me drool. As I always do, I stuffed my face full of it for a day, then had to send it to work with the husband. Oh how I missed it the second it walked out the door.
I love bark for so many reasons. Let’s start with an obvious one: it is SUPER easy to make! When a recipe is as simple as melting chocolate and spreading it out over waxed paper, it is (near) impossible to screw up! This leads almost directly to the next reason: time. It takes less than ten minutes (closer to five minutes really) to prepare your bark, and you can pop it in the fridge to let it harden if you’re really tight on time. Do be careful though, refrigerating/freezing chocolate can cause it to turn white. It’s called bloom and while it is okay to consume (within expiration), it does not look pretty at all!
Bark is so simple; it’s just chocolate or whatever type of candy/chips you choose to melt (almond bark, candy melts, etc.), which makes it pretty universally appealing. It is not impossible that someone will dislike it though, says the wife of someone who doesn’t particularly like chocolate or dessert in general *gasp!* and who did not care for my Leprechaun Bark. He did, however, did like this Easter bark and said it reminded him of frosted animal crackers!
The sky is the limit with bark; you can use ANYTHING! Mix in candy, pretzels, crushed cookies, sprinkles, or whatever your imagination can come up with. Regardless of what you add to it, you will get a wonderful treat that takes no time to make, can be dressed up for any occasion, and will likely be a hit with everyone eating it. That, my friends, is what I call perfection, or at least pretty darn close!
This Easter bark is perfectly festive and so easy to whip up if you’re short on time. I used Reese’s eggs, milk chocolate m&ms and Robins eggs, but like I said before, the sky is the limit! The swirling on my bark is not incredibly noticeable and that is because my chocolate and candy coating were still a little warm when I poured and swirled them. If you let them cool to room temperature, the colors will not blend together as much. I’ve already been dreaming up the next bark I want to make and it will definitely involve chocolate and peanut butter.
- 1 package white chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup pink candy melts
- sprinkles and candy for decorating
- Melt the chocolate chips with 1 tsp vegetable oil using the method of your choice. Separately, melt the candy melts. Let each cool until they are just about room temperature.
- Spread the white chocolate over a layer of wax paper as thick or thin as you'd like and then spoon or drizzle the melted candy coating over the top. Use a fork/spoon/spatula to swirl the colors together.
- Sprinkle with candy and sprinkles and let it harden completely.
- Break or cut into bite-sized pieces and serve.