Easter Candy Bark How-To

Use colorful spring candies to create this delicious snack.

Hands down, Easter has the best candy!  Well, at least in our humble opinion. The colors and different types and textures of the candies are versatile and attractive.

Easter Candy Bark Cover3

Easter Candy Bark Cover3

Use yummy and colorful Easter Candies to create this seasonal treat.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

One way our family likes to eat Easter candy is by making a "bark." This recipe is simple and pretty enough to make for any special occasion this Spring. Make this festive dessert to serve for a wedding or baby shower, Easter dinner or just for a sweet snack.

Easter Candy Bark Ingredients

Easter Candy Bark Ingredients

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Debbie Wolfe

Ingredients

  • 1-12 ounce package of  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-12 ounce package of white chocolate chips
  • ¼  cup each of assorted Easter candies (robin eggs, pastel M&Ms, mini chocolate eggs, etc)
  • ¼ cup of pretzels (salted)
  • 1 cup of rice cereal
Equipment
Easter Candy Bark Smash

Easter Candy Bark Smash

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Debbie Wolfe

  • large glass bowl
  • large saucepan
  • silicon spatulas
  • silicon baking mat or parchment paper
  • plastic zip baggie
  • rolling pin
  • large baking sheet
Easter Candy Bark

Easter Candy Bark

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Debbie Wolfe

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. Place the pretzels in a small plastic zip baggie and seal. Using the rolling pin, break the pretzels into smaller pieces. Repeat this step with any of the larger pieces of candy you plan to use. Set aside.
Easter Candy Bark Mix

Easter Candy Bark Mix

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Debbie Wolfe

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate first. You can use a double boiler or microwave. Fill your saucepan halfway with water and bring to a light boil. Place a glass bowl on top of the pan and pour in the chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted. If using the microwave, stop and stir the chocolate every 20 seconds to prevent overheating.

Easter Candy Bark Spread

Easter Candy Bark Spread

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Debbie Wolfe

Add in the 1 cup of rice cereal and mix until incorporated.

Easter Candy Bark Spread2

Easter Candy Bark Spread2

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Debbie Wolfe

Pour onto a prepared baking sheet. Try to spread it out into a rectangle. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes until firm. While the chocolate sets up, melt the white chocolate in the double boiler. It’s fine to let it sit while the other chocolate layer is chilling. This will help keep the white chocolate layer from melting the bottom layer. 

Easter Candy Bark Toppings

Easter Candy Bark Toppings

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Debbie Wolfe

Spread the white chocolate into an even layer on top of the chocolate crunch layer.

Easter Candy Bark Cool

Easter Candy Bark Cool

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Debbie Wolfe

Decorate with candies and pretzel pieces.

Easter Candy Bark Cover1

Easter Candy Bark Cover1

Use yummy and colorful Easter candies to create this seasonal treat.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Press the candies into the chocolate to make sure that they stick well. Let the bark set at room temperature in a cool, dry place for 30-45 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can stick it in the refrigerator to help speed things up.

Once hardened, break into pieces as large or as small as you want. Store the bark in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can also freeze for up to 2 months.

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