This cute Easter bunny bark takes minutes to make.
Easter bunny bark! First we had the snowman chocolate bark, then the love bug chocolate bark, and now I’m back with Easter bunny bark. Here are the reasons why you need to make some chocolate bark: It’s easy, it takes minutes, it’s cute, and it takes up a lot of space in gift packages because it’s so awkwardly shaped. (Hence, you can make less batches.) And did I mention it’s cute?
Here are video how-tos, with full written instructions (with lots of tips!) below.
how to make Easter bunny bark
you will need:*
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what to do:
Prepare the bunnies first. Draw dots for the nose and eyes on white candy melts with the edible writers. You’ll need about ten. Then, use scissors to snip white candy melts into ears. You’ll get a good bit of breakage, but you should get one ear per candy melt. You’ll need about twenty ears. Set aside.
Line a baking tray with wax paper. Pour the pink candy melts in a bowl. Melt in the microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to heat at 30 second intervals until the candy melts start to melt. Stir well, using the residual heat to fully melt the candy melts. Scrape the melts onto the baking tray and spread evenly. You will fill only about half of the tray.
Immediately press your bunny faces and ears into the chocolate and sprinkle with the sprinkles. Let the candy set a bit (about 15 minutes) and score lines with a knife. Let the candy full set another 30 to 60 minutes and carefully break apart.
A few notes on making this bark:
- If you prefer the taste of chocolate over candy melts, you may use milk, semi-sweet or white chocolate in place of the pink candy melts. However, it will take longer to set. If you plan on coloring the white chocolate pink, use pink candy color, not regular food coloring.
- Food writers don’t work well on candy melts because the fats resist regular food coloring (see note above). But I find the Americolor Gourmet Writers work well here, especially as you are only drawing eyes and a dot for a nose. That’s also why I didn’t add whiskers.
- This batch only makes 9 to 10 pieces. You may double the batch.
- Score lines in the bark while it’s setting (about 15 minutes in, more if using chocolate instead of candy melts) for cleaner breaking.