Can you believe Easter is next weekend?
Wasn’t Valentine’s Day just a few days ago?
Time is flying! While I wish I could press pause and slow time down a little, I am extremely excited that spring has sprung. Longer days, warmer breezes and sunshine are here!
And do you know what else is here?
I love Easter. The pretty pastels, the bright spring dresses and, of course, the sweets! Chocolate bunnies, malted eggs, jelly beans–I love them all.
Today I want to share one of my favorite Easter treats: Easter Candy Bark.
It’s tasty, entirely customizable and, best of all, easy.
And have you noticed how pretty it is?
Here’s how to make it:
- 1 package vanilla almond bark
- Yellow Wilton candy disks
- Candies (I used mini gummy carrots and pearlized chocolate candies similar to Sixlets.
First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. This will prevent the bark from sticking to the pan.
Next, melt the package of almond bark, and pour it onto the cookie sheet. The bark doesn’t need to completely fill the pan (it probably won’t). The edges don’t have to be perfect, either. That’s the beauty of this treat! It’s easy-peasy.
Now melt the yellow candy disks, and pour the liquid into a squeeze bottle. Draw thin, horizontal lines across the white bark in the pan.
While the bark is still wet, take a toothpick and gently draw a vertical line through the bark (start at the top and drag down). For the next line, start at the bottom and drag upward. Continue alternating. This toothpick trick will create the pretty pattern you see in the photo above.
Then, quickly drop in the candies, and let the bark sit at room temperature to set. If you’re in a hurry to eat it, you can put it in the fridge to speed the setting process. 🙂
To serve, break the bark into pieces. These don’t have to be perfectly shaped. That’s what makes this recipe so fun and easy!
Because I was in such a hurry to eat it, I didn’t take pictures of the final product. Oops! But it was tasty! #SorryNotSorry
There are so many ways to make the bark your own, too. You can add food coloring to the vanilla bark to change the color, or decorate with any type of candy you like. Sixlets, M&Ms, mini chocolate chips and sprinkles are all fun options.
For more ideas, check out these cute bark recipes, too:
Have you made bark before? Share your favorite tips and mix-ins in the comments!