Hi guys! I wanted to share a super easy, last-minute Easter dessert idea with you today—Easter Candy Bark! I wish I could take credit for this idea but I actually saw it on Pinterest (shocking, I know) and couldn’t wait to make it. It took only about 20 minutes to do, which in my book=AWESOME.
So, you can do this a couple of ways if you’d like. The first is to buy several different colors (including white) of Wilton Candy Melts from your local crafts store (such as Hobby Lobby or Michaels). Whatever you think is Easterish. The second way is to buy just white Wilton Candy Melts and color them yourself which is what I did. I really wanted to control the color of the candy so that they were really pastel and would be exactly what I wanted. I loved the way they turned out. Now that you have your options, let’s get on to the recipe!
- 24 oz. White Wilton Candy Melts
- Gel-based Dyes (for coloring the white chocolate—VERY important it is gel-based and NOT water-based as the water will cause the chocolate to seize and ruin)
- Easter Candy such as M&M’s and Jelly Beans (Nerds, Robin Eggs, Skittles…whatever you like!)
- 1 Large Bowl
- 4 Small Bowls
- Several Spoons
- 1 Knife
- Line a large baking sheet with foil.
- In the large bowl, melt the white candy melts on 20-second intervals in the microwave, stirring between each. Once completely melted, put two large spoonfuls of white chocolate into each small bowl. Color the white chocolate in the small bowls with your gel-based dyes.
- Pour the remaining white chocolate out onto the foil-lined baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Spoon out all the colored white chocolate randomly over the white chocolate layer. Run the knife through the chocolate, in a swirled motion one way and then the other way. Sprinkle the candy over the chocolate and then gently press the candy into the chocolate (this is VERY important, otherwise some of the candy will fall off after the chocolate has hardened). Place in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes until completely hardened. Cut into pieces with a sharp knife.