A slab of Easter Candy Bark is so easy to make! If you have a package of white chocolate chips or candy melts in the pantry and a stash of Easter basket candy, you can make this fun holiday recipe with the kids tonight!
School Easter parties. Church Easter parties. Neighborhood Easter egg hunts.... (Pre-Covid-19, right?)
All this happens BEFORE Easter Sunday! Besides eating it by the handfuls, what can you do with all those jellybeans, Reeses peanut butter cups, and chocolate bird eggs?
Make White Chocolate Easter Candy Bark!
This is a fun snack to take to the Easter Sunday family gathering or Easter Egg hunt. This recipe idea can easily be adapted for any holiday or special occasion.
It's also a good way to use up all that candy your kids have been bringing home for a week from school and church! Bring out those colorful sprinkles from the cookie decorating box, too.
If you are not able to go to holiday parties right now, the dollar stores will fix you up super cheap! Bring out those colorful sprinkles from the cookie decorating box, too.
One of my favorite candies for Easter Chocolate Bark is the miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are sold year round.
What candy can I use to make Easter chocolate bark?
This is what I used for this batch of candy bark but the possibilities are only limited to what you want to put on the bark.
- Mike 'n Ikes
- Candy-coated chocolate candies (From a plastic tube with a bunny on top)
- Jelly beans
- Candy-coated sunflower seeds
- Tiny marshmallows (held over from my Hot Chocolate Snow Ice Cream
- Colorful sprinkles
- Robins eggs (malted centers)
- Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Do I have to use Easter candy?
No, a great way to save money when making holiday chocolate bark is to save candy from one holiday to another. Keep these general rules in mind:
- The outside of the package can be printed for one holiday but doesn't change the appearance of the candy inside the package. For example, miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups look the same once you've removed the holiday wrapper.
- The holidays are not more than 2 months apart. Check the expiration date on the package. You wouldn't want to save Halloween chocolate candy for your Easter chocolate bark, but Valentines Day or St. Patrick's Day candy is still fresh.
- Sprinkles often go on clearance after holidays and are still good a year later!
- Use your imagination and crush or cut larger pieces of candy such as pastel-colored peppermint candies you may already have on hand.
Ideas for Dark Chocolate Easter Candy Bark for Moms
I'm thinking about making an adult version of this candy bark using:
- Melted semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- Dove peanut butter-filled chocolates
- Chopped dark chocolate covered almonds
- Chocolate covered coffee beans
- Russel Stover coconut mini's.
- Salted pretzels
Hmmm.... that is, if I have any of these candies left! Kids aren't the only ones that love Easter candy.... we just have different preferences for our Easter basket.
I'd love to see what candy combos you come up with using your Easter candy.
What are some gift packaging ideas for chocolate bark?
- Place 2 or 3 pieces in a small clear treat bags and tie with pastel ribbons. These are perfect for adding to an Easter basket.
- Place 2 or 3 pieces in paper cones or cups and tie a ribbon around the base.
- Wrap the entire slab of chocolate bark (or make two smaller slabs) in clear cello gift basket bags and tie with ribbons at the top. Let the receiver break it into pieces.
- Break or cut the slab into pieces and place on an Easter plate. Wrap the plate in gift basket wrap and tie with a ribbon.
- Cut or break the chocolate bark slab into pieces and place on a piece of parchment paper inside of a cupcake box. These have clear tops so you can see what's inside. Find them at stores like Hobby Lobby or in the cake section of Walmart. I found them here on Amazon.
If you make this recipe I'd love to see it! Tag me on social media with #gritsandgouda or @gritsandgouda. Leave a comment below the printable recipe if you have questions or tell me how you liked the recipe. Don't forget to rate it 5 stars if you love it!
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Easy White Chocolate Easter Candy Bark
- 1 12 oz package white chocolate chips or white candy melts
- 1 cup mixture of small Easter candies Mini Reese's peanut butter cups, jelly beans, Mike n Ikes, M & M's, sprinkles, tiny marshmallows
- 1. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in microwave (1100 watts) at HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir well. Microwave an additional 30 seconds, then stir until smooth.2. Spread melted white chocolate on a large piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. You can spread it directly on the baking sheet but sometimes it is harder to remove.3. Immediately sprinkle candies on the chocolate and gently press down with your fingers. It's that simple. Let it stand 10 minutes or until firm. Break into pieces.