Easter Chocolate Bark
Easter Chocolate Bark is a delicious and simple snack you can make in less than 30 minutes! It’s a layer of milk chocolate topped and loaded with all your favorite snacks. From Kit Kat pieces and Smarties to Pretzels and OMG clusters, we have them all! Are you ready to make your own version of this Easter Bark?
While for our Chocolate Almond Bark we mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl with the melted chocolate, for this Easter one, we are spreading the melted chocolate on a baking sheet and adding the extra bits on top. We love both ways, but for this Easter Bark we wanted to let the colors shine as much as possible without the chocolate covering them.
Chocolate bark has become more and more popular in recent years because of its simplicity and versatility. The beauty of this snack is that you can add any kind of topping you desire and be as creative with it as you want.
It can be a healthy treat or a rich and decadent one!
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Easter Chocolate Bark Ingredients
Easter Chocolate Bark is made with milk chocolate and just a handful of toppings. It’s rich and delicious and so colorful! Or add any of your favorite Easter candies!
- Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers: Are the perfect base to use for your bark. They’re easy to melt thanks to the higher amount of cocoa butter and they also firm up very quickly.
- Smarties: Pastel colored Smarties were the perfect addition to my Easter bark and add some crunchiness thanks to the candy coating covering the chocolate.
- Pretzels: Salty and sweet is always a great combo and pretzels just add that right amount of saltiness and crunchiness.
- OMG Vanilla Clusters: They are delicious on their own, but add them as a topping on chocolate bark and you elevate this snack by 100%! My sister kept going for the parts that had the clusters on top, that’s how good this bark is!
- Mini Kit Kat: Break the Kit Kat into pieces and add it to the bark to get that extra layer of chocolate and sweetness. More is always better when it comes to making an Easter chocolate bark!
How to Make Easter Chocolate Bark
The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need to bake anything. It’s quick and easy and you’ll just have to wait a few minutes for it to set before going for it!
Melt and spread Milk Chocolate: In a small heatproof bowl add the chocolate wafers and melt them over a bain marie or in a microwave. When the chocolate is completely melted pour it in a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Smooth the top with an off-set spatula or a regular spatula.
Add toppings and refrigerate: Place smarties, pretzel pieces, clusters and Kit Kat on top of the melted chocolate and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
Bark is ready: Remove bark from the baking sheet by pulling on the parchment paper and break it into pieces. Serve and Enjoy!
Best Types of Chocolate to Make Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark can be made with many different kinds of chocolate, choose you favorite one and get creative!
Some of the most popular kinds of chocolate used to make bark are:
- Milk Chocolate: Just like our Easter Chocolate Bark, milk chocolate is a very popular choice. Its creamy, sweet and mild flavor attracts kids and adults all the same. It pairs well with a variety of toppings including nuts, such as hazelnuts, dried fruits, caramel, peanut butter and apples to name a few.
- Dark Chocolate: It has a rich and intense flavor and a slightly more bitter taste. It’s perfect for people who don’t love too much sweetness and prefer a more tame kind of snack. It’s perfect with almonds, pistachios and dried fruits such as, raspberries, strawberries and bananas.
- White chocolate: Bark made with white chocolate is preferred by people with a big “sweet tooth.” It pairs well with dried cranberries, macadamia nuts and cashews or lime.
Recipe Tips for Easter Chocolate Bark
- First thing you need to do is line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make sure the paper is longer than the baking sheet so that it will be easier to remove the bark once it’s firm.
- Have all your toppings ready to add to the bark before you melt your chocolate. The melted chocolate will start setting quickly and you don’t want to feel rushed trying to gather all your toppings.
- Use chocolate melting wafers, also know as candy melts, to make an easy and quick bark recipe. The melting wafers will allow you to melt your chocolate easily and it will set very quickly without having to worry about not tempering the chocolate correctly. You can find chocolate wafers in bulk stores usually or at your local grocery store in the baking section.
- The fastest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave, but if you don’t have a microwave you can use a double boiler or bain marie. Add the chocolate into a bowl and place the bowl on top of a pot with some water in it. Make sure that the water doesn’t touch the bowl and heat it up. Cook until the chocolate has melted.
- If the chocolate is tempered correctly it will firm up at room temperature fairly quickly but if you’re impatient like me and want to take a shortcut, then place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
Flavors and Toppings for Chocolate Bark Recipe
There are an infinite amount of flavors and toppings you can add to your chocolate bark, but these are some of the ones we prefer to use. Some are classics and some are new popular ones. Which ones do you like to use?
Nuts: We love using almonds, walnuts and pecans, but also macadamia nuts, pistachios and cashews.
Dried Fruit: Dried cranberries are perfect for a Christmas bark. While strawberries, raspberries and apricots add that extra sweetness and chewiness to an everyday chocolate bark.
Candy: Make a rich chocolate bark even richer by adding extra sweetness with Smarties, M&Ms, Kit Kat pieces and why not Kinder Bueno and some sprinkles? Candies make a chocolate bark more decadent and a kid’s favorite.
Shredded Coconut: Mixed into the chocolate it will give texture to the bark and add a tropical flavor.
Sea Salt: It enhances the flavor of chocolate and adds a savory element to the bark. It’s a fan favorite when combined with dark chocolate.
How to Store Easter Chocolate Bark
Break the chocolate bark into pieces and store them in an airtight container. The bark will last about 2-3 weeks stored in the refrigerator.
Easter Chocolate Bark can also be frozen. Cut or break the bark into pieces and wrap each piece in parchment paper. Place the bark in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. Let the bark thaw in the fridge before serving.
So, will you be making Easter Chocolate Bark this year?
More Easter Recipes
- Chunky Easter Cookies
- Hot Cross Buns Bread Pudding
- Chocolate Fudge Cake
- Easy Cookie Chocolate Clusters
Easter Chocolate Bark
- 10 ounces Milk chocolate melting wafers
- 4 ounces Smarties
- 1 ounce Pretzels – broken into pieces
- 2 ounces OMG vanilla clusters
- 4 ounces Mini Kit Kat – broken in half
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure that the paper is long enough to be able to pull the bark out once it's set.
- In a small bowl add the chocolate wafers and melt them over a bain marie or in a microwave. When the chocolate is completely melted pour it in the baking sheet. Smooth the top with an off-set spatula or a regular spatula.
- Place smarties, pretzel pieces, clusters and Kit Kat on top of the melted chocolate and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
- Remove bark from the baking sheet by pulling on the parchment paper and break it into pieces. Serve and Enjoy!