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
- 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
- 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.