It goes without saying that when we hear the word Easter, our minds turn to thoughts of Chocolate. In my case there are no specifics, be it milk, white or dark I have no preference but at Easter fun and colourful are my priority.
Growing up Easter tradition was to get creative, whether this meant Papier-mâché eggs, cardboard Easter bonnets or cupcakes there was always something to be made and I liked it that way. I always intended to keep this tradition going well into my adult life so when I started baking Easter soon became my favourite holiday of the year.
Chocolate Bark is perhaps one of the easiest Easter creations you could ever make and keeping my family tradition in mind I wanted to share this as the perfect opportunity for getting creative with children. These also make the perfect gift option when stacked and wrapped up in cellophane paper and tied with a bow.
Happy Easter baking everyone.
Makes: 1 slab/approx 10 pieces of bark
Preparation time: 40 minutes
200g milk chocolate
100g white chocolate
1 bag mini eggs
1 bag mini malteser bunnies
20g mini marshmallows
20g mini smarties
Put the milk chocolate and white chocolate into two heatproof bowls and either microwave or heat over pans of bowling water until melted.
Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper or a non-stick baking sheet liner. I get mine non-stick liner from Lakeland and its the perfect tool for this and many other bakes such as meringue, cookies and macarons.
Pour the melted milk chocolate onto the baking liner and spread out to around 3ocm by 15 cm. Spoon the melted white chocolate on top and gently swirl it around to create a marble effect.
Decorate as you wish with crushed mini eggs and whole mini eggs, malteaser bunnies, mini marshmallows and mini smarties, then leave in the fridge to set hard for 30 minutes.
Once set break into bark pieces with a sharp knife then pop back in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.
They don’t last long believe me.