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Easter Chocolate Bark Recipe

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If you’ve never made chocolate bark before, you are in for a special treat! This chocolate bark recipe is not only super easy to make, it can also be customized to match any season or holiday of the year!

I love the holidays because there are so many fun desserts to make.  Some of my other holiday favorites are these adorable Melted Snowman Cookies, Cupid Floats or these Pilgrim Hat Cookies.

a white plate filled with pieces of dark chocolate bark topped with pastel colored candy, sprinkles chocolate eggs. Behind the plate is a cookie sheet filled with more pieces of Easter bark.

Dark Chocolate Bark

Calling all chocolate lovers!!!  Are you ready for a delicious treat that is not only super cute to give as a gift, it is also soooooo easy to make?  Enter: Chocolate Bark.

This Easter Chocolate Bark looks darling wrapped up and given to neighbors and friends, but it also makes a good addition to your kids Easter baskets!

I’ve seen recipes out there that over-complicate the whole chocolate bark process. They say you need special oils or ingredients, and you have to have a double boiler or “it just won’t work.” But this chocolate bark recipe is simple and tasty and you can make it without any gadgets – I promise!

So if you’ve never melted chocolate because you don’t have a double boiler, guess what? I don’t either and this recipe turned out amazing!  Also, making chocolate bark can be a creative and fun recipe for the kids to help you make! Mine LOVE sprinkling all the toppings on the melted chocolate. We probably make this recipe 3-4 times a year and it never gets old!

How To Make Chocolate Bark

  1. Place the pound of dark chocolate into a metal mixing bowl
  2. Bring a sauce pan with an inch or two of water to a boil
  3. Set the sauce pan in the boiling water and then stir the chocolate continually until all of the chocolate has melted and it becomes smooth
  4. Once melted, immediately pour the chocolate onto a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil
  5. Ensure the chocolate has been spread evenly and you’ve created a thin layer
  6. Lightly tap the cookie sheet on the counter to get all of the air bubbles out of the chocolate
  7. Sprinkle your desired toppings over the melted chocolate
  8. Allow the chocolate to cool until it has completely hardened
  9. Break into pieces and serve

looking down on a cookie sheet filled with dark chocolate and pastel colored candy and chocolate eggs sprinkled over it

Tips For Making Chocolate Bark

  • If you have a double boiler, you can use that to melt the chocolate instead
  • You can switch up the candy and toppings and make it for any holiday! (But this Easter Chocolate Bark sure is cute, isn’t it?)
  • If you want to cool the bark quicker, you can place it in the refrigerator or freezer to cool faster

Delicious Bark Variation Ideas

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s so versatile and can be made to fit any holiday or fill it with your favorite add-ins and enjoy all year long!  The combinations are virtually endless.  Here are some of our favorite things to add when making this recipe.

  • Crushed candy canes or green and red M&M’s for Christmas
  • Red, white and blue M&Ms for the 4th of July
  • Reese’s pieces for Halloween or Thanksgiving
  • Nuts – Almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts or macadamia nuts
  • Toffee
  • Something salty – Pretzels, popcorn or sea salt
  • Fresh fruit – Strawberries, blueberries or bananas
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Smore’s bark with graham crackers and marshmallows

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Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe

It seriously does not get any easier than that! Leave us a comment below and tell us what you love to add in when you make this delicious bark recipe. Or tag us on social media because we always love to see what you’re making in the kitchen!

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Easy Chocolate Bark

If you've never made chocolate bark before, you are in for a special treat! This chocolate bark recipe is not only super easy to make, it can also be customized to match any season or holiday of the year!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 Ounce
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dark chocolate
  • 1 cup approx various candies and sprinkles
  • pinch of salt optional

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, or place your chocolate pieces in a metal mixing bowl, then set it in a sauce pan of boiling water. Stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat.

  2. Immediately spread the melted chocolate into a thin, even layer on a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil.
  3. Lightly tap the pan on the counter to force any air bubbles out.
  4. Sprinkle candy toppings + salt (optional) evenly across the chocolate.
  5. Tap the pan again to settle the toppings into the chocolate.
  6. Freeze until chocolate has hardened.
  7. Break into pieces and enjoy!

a close up of a white plate filled with pieces of dark chocolate bark topped with pastel colored candy, sprinkles chocolate eggs. Behind the plate is a cookie sheet filled with more pieces of Easter bark. At the top of the image in a white translucent box are written the words; Easter chocolate bark

 

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