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Easter Candy Chocolate Bark

Ridiculously easy chocolate bark topped with colorful Easter candies. The best treat for Easter!

~ Ridiculously easy chocolate bark topped with colorful Easter candies. The best treat for Easter! ~

Hooray to Easter candies! Caramel eggs, jelly beans, bunny chocolates (the bigger, the better!), caramel eggs (<- did I mention that already?), I love them all.

Last week, while cruising through the Easter candy isle, I came across Butterfinger nest eggs. Why, oh why I’ve never had one of these before?? I love the crispy, sweet, peanut-buttery, chocolate-y Butterfinger bars! And in little egg shapes, they’re just outrageous! I inhaled a few on the spot! No, not in the store, I have some dignity, you know. Let’s just say, the bag of candies came with me to the front seat of the car. 🙂

Aaanyway, ever since I saw this Halloween Candy Bark on Just a Taste, I wanted to make my own. Such a fun, colorful and delicious idea!

Ridiculously easy chocolate bark topped with colorful Easter candies. The best treat for Easter!

Did you know making a chocolate bark is super easy? Yes, it is. All you need to do is slowly melt the chocolate and spread it into a thin layer to set. High-quality chocolate is strongly recommended, as the taste of the bark will be directly affected. I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate bar. Always the best!

My preferred method to melt the chocolate is in a DYI double boiler (just a saucepan and heatproof bowl that snuggly fits the top of the saucepan). Because 1. I can easily control the heat. 2. I can see the progress. 3. It’s practically foolproof method.

Couple of things to keep in mind when melting chocolate:

  • Don’t be tempted to increase the heat to speed the process. Chocolate does not like excess heat. When exposed to high heat, it will seize, meaning it turns into grainy, dry mess. The chocolate will melt in no time anyway.
  • Be careful not to drop any liquid into the melting chocolate. Don’t cover the melting chocolate. Even a touch of water will seize your chocolate.
  • Stir the melting chocolate gently and not too frequently. Just let it sit and softened for a bit, then slowly stir with a rubber spatula.

Chocolate bark- step by step photo instruction

And one more thing… When you remove the bowl with melted chocolate from the saucepan, wipe the bottom of the bowl with a dry towel. Otherwise, condensed water might drop on the prepared baking sheet, when you pour the chocolate. I almost made this mistake, so thought I’d point that out.

Ridiculously easy chocolate bark topped with colorful Easter candies. The best treat for Easter!

And look at those pastel colored sprinkles! No doubt, this candy chocolate bark will be the best treat for your kiddos on Easter. Have fun!

Easter Candy Chocolate Bark

Ridiculously easy chocolate bark topped with colorful Easter candies. The best treat for Easter!

Yield: about 12 servings

Prep Time:5 min

Total Time:5 min

Ingredients:

  • 8oz (230gr) semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • About 6 butterfinger eggs, unwrapped and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons mini M&Ms
  • Pastel colored sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper, or silicone mat.
  2. In medium heatproof bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate over simmering water, aka double boiler, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula. Pour the melted chocolate on the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly with an offset spatula. Sprinkle the candies and sprinkles all over the chocolate and let it set for at least 2 hours. Carefully transfer the chocolate bark onto a cutting board and cut into small pieces.

Store the chocolate bark in a ziplock bag in the fridge.

Inspired by Halloween Candy Bark by Kelly Senyei

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20 comments

  1. Looks soooo delicious and festive!

  2. This looks fabulous – pinning !

  3. Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. I need to make bark, if it’s as easy at this and looks as good as this then what’s not to love. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  4. Love this! I can’t wait to try it this weekend. I, of course, love dark chocolate, so I will have to make one just for mom with Dark Chocolate and Pretzel MnMs!

  5. I have GOT to find Butterfinger Eggs! This bark is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at The Pretty Pintastic Party! 🙂

  6. Shinee! I love this bark!!!! Hooray to Easter candies! I personally love the Reeses easter shaped chocolate covered peanut butter eggs ..  oh my gawd. .  love those things! I’ve got to find the butterfinger eggs!!!!

  7. Yum! I want this allllll up in my tummy ASAP 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness, my grandkids would go crazy making and eating this. So gorgeous. Your photography is amazing. 

  9. This looks delicious! Your photos captured it so well. I’ve never even considered making bark before but this looks delicious

  10. Drooling!! I’m going to make a batch of this on the weekend. I love the mini eggs on top… yum!

  11. Shinee! This is GOLD! I love it, such a great EASY way for me to make something sweet that is Easter-ish!! Hot cross buns are just too daunting this year 🙂 Pinning away! 

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