Colourful and Sweet Chocolate Easter Bark

Hey Readers!

Easter is here! The Annual Easter egg hunt has come and gone, and the chocolate has been eaten by kids big and small at our house! To keep the sugar high alive, I threw together this Colourful and Sweet Easter Bark Recipe to add some colour and some fun to our celebration this year!

 

Reese Speaks Chilled Bark Finished Caramel Photo

 

Here are the ingredients you need to put together to make this recipe:

  1. 60 Beligan chocolate waffers
  2. 25 vanilla caramels
  3. 2 tablespoons milk
  4. 4 tablespoons festive sprinkles (2 tablespoons per type of sprinkle)
  5. a handful of Easter candy

You will need these items to help create this yummy treat:

  • Cookie sheet or bread pan
  • Spatula
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large pot of water and a large bowl (or a double boiler)
  • Medium bowl

It was really easy to put this tasty treat together!

  1. Get a large pot of water boiling with water and a large glass bowl to create a double boiler.
  2. Line a cookie sheet or a pan with parchment paper
  3. Once the water in the pot is rolling, place the chocolate wafers in a few at a time to melt them and folding them over each other constantly. Once they start to melt, continue to melt them until there are about 10 left. Once you get to this point, remove the pot from the heat and melt the remainder of the waffers while folding the cold waffers into the melted ones.

 

Reese Speaks Melted Chocolate Photo

4. Place melted chocolate into the fridge for 15-20 mins.

5. Melt the caramels in a large glass bowl over the same large pot of water with the milk and stir constantly (you may need to top the water up in the pot if it is too low and let the water boil again).

 

Reese Speaks Melting Caramel Photo

6. Once the caramel has melted, pour and spread ¾ of this mixture over the chilled chocolate and place back into the fridge for about 20 mins.

7. Remove the sheet/pan from the fridge and spread the remainder of the chocolate on the chilled chocolate /caramel sheet.

8. Drizzle the remainder of the caramel over the chocolate in your desired design.

9. Cover your chocolate/caramel sheet with the sprinkles. I would advise you use one type of sprinkles at a time and blend the other type(s) as you go.

10. Add your chocolate in the open spaces (I tried to get the darker chocolate pieces where there were lighter sprinkles and vise versa so they will stand out).

11. Place the sheet/pan back into the fridge for about 60 mins to make sure the chocolate and caramels are cold all the way through.

11. Remove from the fridge and break apart into hand-sized pieces and serve!

 

Reese Speaks Chilled Bark Close Up 3 Caramel Photo

 

(Yields about 12 pieces depending on the size you break up your bark)

I love that this recipe is super easy to make and one bark will be unique as you cannot recreate the same one twice!

Hopefully, this bark recipe will make your Easter a sweet affair!

 

Reese Speaks Chilled Bark Close Up Caramel Photo

I love having the extra layer of caramel! Next time, I will use even more caramel for a thicker layer.

 

What treats would you use to make this Colourful and Sweet Easter Bark?

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Reese’s Visit from the Easter Bunny

Hiya Readers!

It was our first Easter in our new home, so we couldn’t wait for the Easter Bunny to visit us and hide all of his sugary treats around our home. The past few years, my family has been in small apartments, so the hunt for Easter eggs was easy for our kids. This year, the Easter Bunny had three floors to leave presents for our kids, so we hoped it would be more fun and challenging for them!

I swear I closed my eyes for only a moment only to find pastel egg capsules all over our home! They were up high for our eldest, and in lower places for our younger two.

 

It took our little ones a while to find this one!

It took our little ones a while to find this one!

 

We even found some eggs in some funny and unusual places!

 

The Easter Bunny sure has a sense of humour!

The Easter Bunny sure has a sense of humour!

 

The Easter Bunny even left a basket of treats for our kids on our dining table since they were too big and bulky to hide.

 

The chocolate tool set was my favourite of the three!

The chocolate tool set was my favourite of the three!

 

When our kids awoke on Easter morning, our younger daughter came downstairs with two eggs in her hands! Once our other two kids heard all of the commotion, they sprang out of their beds so they didn’t miss out on all of the Easter egg hunting fun.

Many breaks were taken as the kids became distracted by all of the chocolate and candy they were finding and eating along the way.

 

As you can see, our little guy couldn't wait to devour his new found loot!

As you can see, our little guy couldn’t wait to devour his new found loot!

 

 

This was during their First Intermission of their Easter egg hunt.  Let the sugar rush begin!

This was during their First Intermission of their Easter egg hunt. Let the sugar rush begin!

 

 

Here's my eldest with some of her Easter treats. She could barely hold the ones she had found so far!

Here’s my eldest with some of her Easter treats. She could barely hold the ones she had found so far!

 

Here are just some of the eggs they found before we ate breakfast.  Tons more to find!

Here are just some of the eggs they found before we ate breakfast. Tons more to find!

 

Overall, this year’s visit from the Easter Bunny was a success! By now, most of the eggs have been found (our eldest found two yesterday evening, and I think one or two are still floating around our house), and wave of sugar shock has come and gone, for now anyway! Hopefully, the Easter Bunny will be able to extend his hunt outside as it was too wet in our front and backyards for our kids to hunt for them there. Maybe I’ll even get a picture of the big guy next year…

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese