Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Bunny Bark


With all the baking projects I have been working on lately (I am dangerous when I am home for an extended period of time), leftover ingredients are seriously beginning to pile up. Last month I was almost at the point of asking the Easter Bunny to come and take away some things instead of bringing me a full basket.


I had some leftover malted milk eggs from my bird's nest cookies as well as some colored white chocolate from other projects so this bark was a no brainer. I also threw in some marzipan carrots that were hanging around the pantry plus little white sugar balls that looked like fluffy rabbit tails. 


I started by melting a bag of Wilton's Colorburst Pastel candy melts to use as a base color and then swirled in the other colored chocolate.



My first idea (not a smart one) was to try to use this giant bunny cutter to shape the bark.



Complete fail and a big mess.

So I used the rest of the mixture to form the bark the traditional way by pouring it out on parchment. 


After waiting until it dried I cut it up into pieces. The combination of malted milk, marzipan and chocolate was way better than I expected. However it definitely pushes the needle on the sugar coma scale. A little of this goes a long way.

EASTER BUNNY BARK

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of white candy melts (I used Wilton's colorburst pastels)
  • 1/2 cup each of different colored chocolates or melts (I used pink and blue chocolate I colored with Wilton's candy colors)
  • 4 cups of Easter candy or decorations
  • Vegetable shortening

Directions:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix candy and/or decorations together in one bowl.
  • Melt each chocolate/melt color separately in the Microwave or over a double boiler with a bit of shortening to thin it out slightly.
  • Pour your base color first onto the parchment paper.
  • Drizzle the other colors over the base color one at a time.
  • Drag a toothpick though the chocolate to swirl the colors.
  • Sprinkle the candies/decorations over.
  • Let dry until completely hardened.
  • Use a serrated or sharp knife to cut the bark into pieces.

2 comments:

  1. This is absolutely the most adorable bark I've ever seen. I wasn't in the Easter spirit...until now.

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  2. You are so creative! Love this bunny bark idea.

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