This is a craft blog, and you know that I am by no means a chef. But on occasion I like to make a recipe, especially for the holidays. And if you can tell me that the recipe 1) is really easy, and 2) involves candy . . . well, I'm pretty much sold without even knowing what it is. With Easter right around the corner, I decided to try a standby family treat recipe but change it up for this holiday. This is my version of Easter bark! It's got chocolate and vanilla, a little bit of crunch, and you can make it in 15 minutes.
Let me correct myself – you can make A LOT of this Easter bark in 15 minutes. I've already given some to my neighbors and it's a hit! I can't wait to share the recipe with you. Here's how you do it.
Chocolate Egg Easter Bark
Gather These Supplies
- Vanilla flavored candy wafers – at least two pounds. I actually used almost four
- Cadbury Mini Eggs Candy – one 10 oz. bag
- Whoppers Robin Eggs Malted Milk Eggs – at least the carrot bag size or great
- Pan for heating candy wafers
- Baking sheet with edges
- Parchment paper
- Food coloring (optional)
- Hammer and paper towels (for cracking)
These were the Hershey products that I used in my Easter bark. Don't you love their Easter candy? I love their traditional goodies and the new treats that they have this year. For example, the Cadbury Creme Egg Candies are my favorite . . . who doesn't love those? They've been around since I was little! I have to say that quite a bit of candy disappeared before it actually made it into the recipe. Oopsie.
Open your bag of candy melts and pour into a pan . . . starting heating on LOW. This is very important. I actually made a huge mistake once by turning the heat up a little too high and burned a little at the bottom of the pan. I've avoided that same mistake by keeping the heat at a 1 or 2 on the stove and letting the candy wafers slowly melt.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with the marbling . . . but I wanted to bring the food coloring in somehow. So here's what I did. I poured some melted white wafers (about 1/3 of what I had) into the parchment lined pan, and then added my food coloring. I stirred and stirred, and then poured the pink into the pan on top of the white and smoothed with my spatula.
It actually created such a fun marbling effect for my Easter bark! While it was setting up, I was able to swirl the colors together AND add my eggs on top. I pushed down to make sure the eggs went into the melted chocolate and would set up.
You'll turn the pan over (and because of the parchment paper, the bark will come right out). Place a paper towel on top and “bang.” Just slightly – you don't want to go crazy and break a counter. You just need a tap on the bark and it will break. Continue until the pieces are small enough.
And now you have the most delicious Easter bark in the history of the world. Now how will you Celebrate with Hershey’s this Easter? What is your favorite candy that they have to offer?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.