Easter Chocolate Bark
If you’re like me, then when you think of chocolate bark you imagine the milk chocolate and peppermint version that’s made at Christmas time. While composing my Spring Inspiration Board on Pinterest (find it HERE) I came across a white chocolate bark done with pastel colors and thought it would be perfect for Easter! There wasn’t a post attached to the picture so I just made it up as I went along and was really happy with not only how it turned out but how incredibly simple it was. Take a few minutes to do this one day this week then just freeze the pieces until Sunday! Put these in little cellophane bags and add them to Easter baskets, bring them as a hostess gift if you were invited somewhere or have them be the focal point of your dessert table if Easter’s at your house!
Start off lining a baking dish with aluminum foil (1). Get a small saucepan and fill it with a couple inches of water and bring it to a simmer (a simmer, not a boil… this is the most common mistake people make while melting chocolate!) and put a metal bowl on top of the saucepan making sure it’s not touching the water. Add some chopped white chocolate or candy melts to the bowl and stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and smooth (2). Use as much or as little chocolate as you like, that’s the beauty of this recipe… you only make as much as you’ll need (mine was about 2 cups). While the chocolate is melting, put a VERY tiny amount of whatever colored gel food coloring you prefer into bowls (I used three colors – pink, purple and teal). Once the chocolate has melted, pour a little bit into each bowl and mix in with the food coloring (3). You can see a little goes a LONG way as far as the food coloring goes, for the pastel look I would’ve liked for it to have been even lighter than this. Pour the remainder of the melted white chocolate into your foil lined baking dish (smooth it flat with an offset spatula) and then drizzle the colors over it (4). Let the white chocolate and the colors sink into each other a bit and then take a toothpick or a wooden skewer and swirl the colors into the white chocolate to make a marble pattern (5). Allow this to cool at room temperature and then allow it to finish hardening in the fridge. Once it’s completely hardened (give it a couple of hours to be safe), lift the foil right out of the dish to free up the bark (6). Break it into pieces and your Easter bark is done!