Easter Chocolate Bark

Happy Easter everyone! Whether you celebrate the occasion or not, I hope you all have a fab day filled with good food and family. Now, to the matter at hand - chocolate bark. I don't want to toot my trumpet too much, but how cute is this chocolatey treat? This is the ideal thing to make if you haven't got too much time or have lots of leftover sweet treats to use up. It's also perfect for decorating cupcakes and Easter celebration cakes, or just for stuffing into your face all in one go!

This is actually the first time I had ever made chocolate bark and I'm pretty certain it won't be the last. I had way too much fun throwing all the bits and bobs on top and swirling all those magical colours about. That's really the beauty of chocolate bark - there's no right or wrong to it. As long as you're having fun making it, that's all that really matters! Mine looked like a total dog's dinner before I smashed it all up, so I was worried that I wouldn't have a blog post, but I absolutely love how it turned out!

To make mine Easter themed, I used Cadbury's Mini Eggs (a true Easter fave) and a few Malteaster Bunnies. To go along with those, I also used rainbow confetti, marshmallows and three different colours of Candy Melts. Of course, chocolate bark can be made at any time of the year - you could do a really yummy rocky road-esque bark with biscuit chunks, fudge pieces, marshmallows and glace cherries - so I'm really looking forward to maybe making some for Halloween or Christmas! You can use absolutely anything you want to, but for the sake of this post, I will tell you exactly how I achieved my bark.

You will need:
500g white chocolate
100g pink candy melts
100g blue candy melts
100g yellow candy melts
1 x 58g bag of Mini Malteaster Bunnies
1 x 100g bag of Cadbury's Mini Eggs
Handful of pink and white mini marshmallows
Rainbow confetti

  1. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. If you'd like, you could use two smaller ones instead. Just make sure that they are quite flat so that you can get a good spread of chocolate!
  2. Break your white chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and stir occasionally until completely melted. Remove from the heat to allow it to cool slightly. Separate your candy melts into different bowls for each colour and allow them to melt over the hot water too. TIP: if you find that your melted candy mixture is too thick, add a little bit of vegetable oil. Adding milk or water thickens it even further!
  3. Once you have all your melted goodies ready, pour the liquid white chocolate on to the baking tray. Spread it out with the back of a spoon until it is at your desired thickness.
  4. Dollop blobs of each colour on top of the white chocolate, then swirl a knife through them to create a marble effect. You could be as neat or as haphazard as you like with this!
  5. Whilst the chocolate and candy melts are still liquidy, add your decorations. I stuck my Malteaster bunnies quite far apart, then threw on a whole bunch of Mini Eggs and a few marshmallows, then sprinkled over some gorgeous rainbow confetti goodness.
  6. Once you've decorated to your heart's content, pop the baking tray into the fridge to allow it all set for about an hour (if you can wait that long). Once it's totally solid, you can cut it up into pieces or smash it - gently, of course.
Like I said, this definitely won't be the last time I make chocolate bark. I was stunned by how easy it was and how much fun I had whilst making it! I think J thought I was losing my marbles a bit, what with all the giggling and excited shrieking coming from the kitchen! If you're looking for something ridiculously simple to make today, this should be right up your street. Or if you're looking for something that can add a bit of creativity into using up Easter chocolate in the next few days, definitely give this a go!

Again, I hope you all have a great day, whether you celebrate Easter or not!


2 comments

  1. Oh yum! This is so fun and colourful! I've already eaten my body weight in chocolate, but think I could manage just a bit more if it was this awesome!

    Milly
    mini-adventures.com

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    1. I'm exactly the same. SO. MANY. EGGS. But it's kinda difficult to resist more chocolate when it's this fun! x

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