Do you like chocolate? If you said “yes,” and I honestly can’t imagine anyone answering “no” to that, then you’re in good company. According to a Forbes article, the average American eats 9.5 pounds of chocolate per year. If you’re hard at work to meet (or exceed… hey, it’s okay to be an overachiever!) that quota, I’ve got a great chocolatey recipe for you: M&M Easter bark.
This Easter bark recipe is perfect since Easter is right around the corner, but there’s no good reason you couldn’t make this Easter bark recipe anytime of the year. Simply swap out the Easter themed M&Ms I used for regular M&Ms. See? Easy peasy.
There’s a lot to love about Easter bark (or any chocolate bark) in my opinion. For one, it’s chocolate. Need I go on? Okay, if you want more reasons to make this Easter bark how about:
- It’s easy. As long as you can work a microwave you can make this dish.
- It’s quick. You can be eating this Easter bark in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect when you need a chocolate fix!
- It’s pretty. If you need a dish that looks nice to give as a gift or take to a party, this Easter bark is picture perfect.
- It’s fun. Add this Easter bark recipe to your Easter traditions. Swirling the chocolate reminds me of dying eggs, and the little ones can help out as long as you keep a close eye on the hot chocolate.
If you’re trying to save money around Easter, this Easter bark would definitely make a great addition to the kids Easter baskets. Sure, it isn’t shaped like a bunny, but it still tastes as good (if not better than) those chocolate rabbits at the store!
Side note: While American chocolate consumption may seem pretty crazy, we can’t compete with the Swedes who eat an average of 19.8 pounds of chocolate each year. That’s per person!
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Add each color of Wilton chocolate melts to its own microwave-safe bowl.
3. Microwave Wilton chocolate melts for 4 to 5 minutes (or until melted) on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds.
4. Pour white chocolate into the center of the baking sheet and spread out evenly with spatula.
5. Pour blue and yellow chocolate on top of white chocolate.
6. Using the end of the spatula, start drawing swirls in the melted chocolate to mix the colors together slightly.
7. While the chocolate is still melted, start placing M&Ms on top.
8. Place baking sheet in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened.
9. Once the chocolate is hardened you can begin breaking it into bite-size pieces.
10. Serve and enjoy!
Tip: If you don’t want your kids around melted chocolate, both because they may burn themselves and end up dumping it all over the floor, simply allow them to add the M&Ms once you have the chocolate spread on the pan.
Tip 2: Store this Easter bark in the fridge or someplace cool so it doesn’t get melty and messy.
If you try this Easter bark recipe, please share your experience in the comments!