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Easy Easter Chocolate That's Also Really Special -- Try Making These Beautiful Chocolate Barks

So beautiful, so delicious, so simple to make.

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Photos by Steven Karl Metzer

I know, I know, chocolate bark is usually thought of as a holiday treat but change out the toppings and you can make beautiful and delicious chocolate bark for Easter and other spring holidays. It really is so simple to make and customize for almost any occasion. Check out these 3 easy, beautiful options for spring:

 

Easter Candy Bark

A vibrant bark that's loaded with seasonal candy, sprinkles, and white chocolate. I used chocolate coated eggs and pastel candies as well as sprinkles and a handful of white chocolate shavings. Jelly beans or even 4-5 whole marshmallow bunnies would be other nice additions. 

 

Ingredients:

1 pound semisweet chocolate

11/2 cups assorted Easter candy, pastel sprinkles, and white chocolate shavings (larger candy should be chopped)

 

To Make the Easter Candy Bark:

Line a 9-by-12 1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Pour melted chocolate into baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle candies, sprinkles, and white chocolate shavings over chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

Peel off parchment paper, and break bark into pieces. Finished bark can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

 

 

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Photos by Steven Karl Metzer

Marbled Easter Bark

This 3-ingredient artsy bark explodes with color. It's topped with sea salt for a nice sweet-savory contrast.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound white chocolate

Blue, purple, and pink liquid food coloring

1 tablespoon sea salt

 

To Make the Marbled Easter Bark:

Line a 9-x-12 1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Pour the melted chocolate into the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Place 4-5 small dots of each of the food colors randomly over the white chocolate.

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Photos by Steven Karl Metzer

Using a wooden skewer or toothpick, swirl the color into the chocolate. Be sure to swirl through all the dots of color, dragging them in random patterns, covering the entire surface.

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Once you are satisfied with the marble, sprinkle the sea salt over the chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

Peel off parchment paper, and break bark into pieces. Finished bark can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Photos by Steven Karl Metzer

Floral Easter Bark

Loaded with edible flowers, lavender buds, and sliced almonds this blooming, beautiful bark is so spring. You can use all flowers or a mix of flowers and herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and thyme.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound white chocolate

1/2 ounce assorted edible flowers and/or herbs 

1 cup sliced almonds

 

To Make the Floral Easter Bark:

Line a 9-by-12 1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Pour the melted chocolate into the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle edible flowers and slivered almonds over the chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

Peel off parchment paper, and break bark into pieces. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one day.

 

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Photos by Steven Karl Metzer

Whether you are serving them at the dessert table or packaging them in Easter baskets, these festive spring chocolate barks are sure to delight!

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