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Easter Bark Recipe {Easy Easter Dessert}

Easter Bark Recipe {Easy Easter Dessert}

This Easter bark recipe has the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors made with creamy white candy melts, crunchy pretzels, mini chocolate eggs, colorful cereal, and pastel-colored M&M’s, all topped off with a sprinkle of pastel-colored sprinkles. This sweet treat is not only delicious but also the perfect addition to your holiday festivities!

Easter is quickly approaching, and if you’re looking for a fun and festive treat to make, look no further than this delicious Easter Bark with Pretzels recipe! With a perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors, this bark features creamy white candy melts, crunchy pretzels, mini chocolate eggs, colorful cereal, and pastel-colored M&M’s, all topped off with a sprinkle of pastel-colored sprinkles.

Easter bark recipe

This easy-to-make treat is perfect for sharing with friends and family and will surely be a hit at your Easter celebration. So, grab your apron, and let’s start making this delicious and colorful Easter Bark with Pretzels!

Ingredients and Tools for Making Easter Bark Recipe

Get ready to add some color and fun to your Easter celebration with this delicious and easy-to-make Easter Bark with pretzels recipe!

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients and what they bring to the table:

Easter bark ingredients

  • White Candy Melts: These smooth and creamy candy melts create a sweet and creamy base for the bark, serving as the perfect canvas for all the other delicious ingredients.
  • Mini Chocolate Eggs: With their candy-coated shells, Butter Snaps pretzels add color and texture to the bark, creating a sweet and crunchy contrast to the white chocolate.
  • Pretzels: The salty crunch of Butter Snaps pretzels balances out the sweetness of the white chocolate and candy-coated eggs, adding a subtle buttery flavor.
  • Assorted Cereal: A combination of Kix, Chex, and Cheerios adds a variety of textures to the bark, from a light and crispy crunch to a more substantial one. Cheerios also contribute a slightly sweet flavor and a bit of chewiness.
  • Easter M&M’s: Pastel-colored Easter M&M’s chocolate candies offer sweetness and color to the bark, ensuring every bite is flavorful.
  • Pastel-Colored Sprinkles: Pastel colored sprinkles add a fun and festive touch to the bark, contributing a bit of extra sweetness and crunch.

To make this delicious Easter Bark recipe, you’ll need the following tools and supplies:

easter bark candy recipe

 

    • Large baking sheet or quarter baking sheet: This is where you’ll spread out the melted candy and cereal mixture to create the bark. A large baking sheet or a quarter baking sheet will provide enough space for you to spread out the mixture evenly.
    • Offset spatula: An offset spatula is a handy tool for spreading the mixture evenly and smoothing it out. Its angled blade makes it easier to control and spread the mixture to the edges of the baking sheet.
    • Wilton Candy Melts: I recommend using Wilton Candy Melts, which come in various colors and flavors for the candy coating. These candy melts are easy to melt and provide a smooth and creamy texture for the bark.
    • Parchment paper: Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper is essential in making this Easter Bark recipe. The parchment paper will prevent the bark from sticking to the baking sheet and make cleanup a breeze.


How to Make Easter Bark with Pretzels

This Easter bark recipe is so easy to make and can be customized with your favorite ingredients. Follow these simple directions to create a beautiful and tasty Easter Bark that’s sure to be a hit at your holiday celebration!

Instructions:

Easter bark recipe

1. Begin by lining the bottom of a large 17″ baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Coarsely chop the mini chocolate eggs into ¼” pieces and set aside.

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3. Combine the pretzels and cereal in a large mixing bowl.

easter bark recipe

4. Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in short bursts of 15-30 seconds until just starting to melt. Let sit and stir until smooth.

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5. Spread ½ cup of the melted candy onto the parchment paper. Working quickly, smooth the mixture out to the edges.

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6. Mix 3 ½ cups of the melted candy into the cereal mixture. If the chocolate has hardened, simply reheat it for 10 seconds in a microwave oven.

7. Pour the cereal mixture onto the baking sheet and spread it evenly to the edges.

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8. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate eggs, M&M’s, and sprinkles over the warm melted candy.

9. Drizzle the remaining ½ cup of melted candy over the top.

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10. Wait for 15 minutes before cutting to let your bark harden.

Tips and Tricks for Making Easy Easter Bark Recipe

To help you make the perfect batch,  I’ve compiled some tips and tricks to keep in mind while making this delicious candy.

  • Make sure that when melting your candy melts in the microwave oven that they don’t get too hot and scorch. A good rule is to reduce your cooking time if you have a high-wattage microwave oven. 
  • Stir your candy melts after each cooking interval so they don’t create hot spots
  • If you find your candy melts beginning to harden while making this recipe, simply place in a warm oven or microwave for 10 seconds to soften.
  • If you find your candy melts are too thick for drizzling, simply add a bit of vegetable shortening to your candy melt mixture to help make it the perfect consistency for drizzling.
  • You may choose to use two-quarter sheets instead of the 1 larger sheet. This allows you to add a variety of tastes and textures with different toppings or colored sprinkles etc. It’s great if you have kids helping in the kitchen, that way they can each decorate their own bark. You will need to increase your quantity of white chocolate to 42 ounces.

Fun and Creative Ways to Serve Easter Bark 

Not only is this Easter Bark recipe a delicious treat for the whole family to enjoy, but it’s also a fun activity to do with your kids that will create lasting memories! 

easter bark recipe

If you’re looking to serve up some Easter Bark at your holiday celebration, here are some fun and creative ways! 

    • In a Decorative Basket: Fill a pretty basket with Easter grass and add pieces of Easter Bark for a festive and colorful display. 
    • As a Centerpiece: Create a colorful and edible centerpiece by arranging the Easter Bark on a cake stand or platter in the center of your table. 
    • In Easter-Themed Bags: Fill Easter-themed bags with small pieces of the bark and use them as party favors or table decorations for your guests.
    • As a Topping for Ice Cream: Crush up some of the Easter Bark and use it as a topping for ice cream or other desserts. 
    • In a Candy Bar: Set up a candy bar at your Easter celebration and include pieces of the Easter Bark and other sweet treats for your guests.
    • Make it into a Trail Mix: Break up the Easter Bark into small pieces and mix it with nuts and dried fruit to create a delicious and portable trail mix perfect for on-the-go snacking.
    • Use it as a Cake Topper: Decorate your favorite cake with pieces of Easter Bark for a colorful and festive touch. Simply break up the bark into small pieces and sprinkle them over the top of the cake.
    • Create a Charcuterie Board: Arrange pieces of Easter Bark alongside other sweet and savory snacks on a charcuterie board for a beautiful and delicious display. Add some fresh fruit, nuts, cheeses, and meats for a well-rounded snack board that’s perfect for sharing.


How to Store Easter Bark 

After making your delicious Easter Bark recipe, you may wonder how to store it to keep it fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Here are some storage tips to help you preserve your Easter Bark:

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  1. Store in an Airtight Container: To keep your Easter Bark fresh, store it in an airtight container, such as a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Keep in a Cool Place: It’s important to store your Easter Bark in a cool place, away from heat and direct sunlight, to prevent the chocolate from melting.
  3. Do Not Refrigerate: Chocolate can absorb odors and flavors from other foods in the refrigerator, so it’s best to avoid storing your Easter Bark in the fridge.
  4. Freeze for Long-Term Storage: If you plan to store your Easter Bark for a more extended period, you can freeze it for up to 2-3 months. Simply wrap the bark in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag.
  5. Bring to Room Temperature Before Serving: When you’re ready to enjoy your Easter Bark, let it come to room temperature before serving. This will help ensure that the texture is right and that the flavors are at their best.

By following these simple storage tips, you can ensure that your Easter Bark stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible, so you can enjoy it for days to come!

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat to share with friends and family or a fun activity to do with your kids, this Easter dessert has got you covered. So why not try it and add some sweetness to your Easter festivities? Happy Easter and happy baking!

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Easter Bark Recipe


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 bark pieces 1x

Description

This Easter bark recipe has the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors made with creamy white candy melts, crunchy pretzels, mini chocolate eggs, colorful cereal, and pastel-colored M&M’s, all topped off with a sprinkle of pastel-colored sprinkles. This sweet treat is not only delicious but also the perfect addition to your holiday festivities!

 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 36 ounces (1020g) white candy melts, divided (I used Wilton bright white candy melts)
  • 7.3-ounce bag (206g) of mini chocolate eggs with candy-coated shell, such as Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • 2 cups pretzels (I used Butter Snaps pretzels)
  • 4 cups assorted cereal (I used a combination of Kix, Chex & Cheerios)
  • 10-ounce bag (283g) of easter m&m’s (or other small pastel-colored chocolate candy)
  • ¼ cup pastel-colored sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom of a large 17” baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Coarsely chop mini chocolate eggs into ¼” pieces and set aside.
  3. Combine pretzels and cereal in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in short bursts of 15 – 30 seconds until just starting to melt. Let sit and stir until smooth.
  5. Spread ½ cup of the melted candy onto parchment paper. Working quickly, smooth the mixture out to the edges. 
  6. Mix 3 ½ cups of the melted candy into the cereal mixture (if the chocolate has hardened, simply reheat for 10 seconds in a microwave oven).
  7. Pour cereal out onto a baking sheet and spread evenly to the edges. 
  8. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate eggs, m&m’s, and sprinkles while the melted candy is still warm
  9. Drizzle with remaining ½ cup melted candy.
  10. Wait 15 minutes prior to cutting to let your bark harden.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easter bark, easter bark recipe, dessert, easter dessert

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32 Comments

  1. 03/24/2023 / 9:12 pm

    That easter bark recipe is looking quite delicious and I love there are a lot of ways and ideas you can pair this with.

  2. 03/23/2023 / 12:52 am

    I love how colourful and fun this is. I know my daughter, and I would love to make this.

  3. 03/22/2023 / 9:22 pm

    It sounds like it is simple and easy to make. This looks really fun to eat. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  4. Melissa Cushing
    03/22/2023 / 7:48 pm

    This is such a colorful and beautiful recipe! I know it has to be crazy delicious too! Love the sweet and salty aspect!

  5. 03/22/2023 / 3:57 pm

    Saved the recipe and will definitely make this for Easter. I am going to ask my grandson to make this Easter Bark with me. I am sure he will enjoy mixing all the ingredients together and having his fill afterwards.

  6. 03/22/2023 / 1:10 pm

    Nnnniiicccceeeee…sharing this recipe is very timely! I will need some dessert, of sorts, in this Easter holiday.

  7. Chelsea
    03/22/2023 / 9:21 am

    That Easter dessert looks so colorful and yummy. It is easy to make and has the sweet and salty taste too!

  8. 03/22/2023 / 5:31 am

    Best part about that is it is easy, the next best part is it looks tasty and kids will love how cute it is.

  9. Catalina
    03/22/2023 / 3:58 am

    This Easter bark has all the ingredients that I love! I am making it for Easter!

  10. 03/22/2023 / 3:22 am

    My boys will love this! It looks like a great project for us to do on their day off school before Easter.

  11. 03/22/2023 / 3:07 am

    How fun! I love this Easter bark recipe. I am going to make it this year. I printed out the recipe and will let you know how it goes. I really appreciate such a fun and festive dessert for Easter!

  12. 03/22/2023 / 2:45 am

    Oh wow! This looks so colorful and delicious 😍 Perfect treat for the Easter! I’ll have to make this for my family ❤️.

  13. 03/22/2023 / 2:17 am

    My kids love holiday barks and this easter bark looks loaded with many of their favorites. Can’t wait to give this a try with the kiddos.

  14. 03/21/2023 / 10:38 pm

    I love sweet and salty flavors in one plate! This one looks really pretty! Will definitely try this at home!

  15. Monica
    03/21/2023 / 10:14 pm

    Tis the season for the mini chocolate eggs!Those are my favorite.

  16. MELANIE E
    03/21/2023 / 10:08 pm

    Your Easter bark recipe sounds like a fun one to make with the kids. It is perfect to keep them busy and having fun.

  17. 03/21/2023 / 9:38 pm

    I love this and need to make some this week for my son. He will love it too.

  18. Richelle Milar
    03/21/2023 / 9:35 pm

    This is a really great and wonderful recipe that my kids are going to love! It look so tasty!

  19. Zab Zaria
    03/21/2023 / 9:12 pm

    Cutest easter bark ever! I absolutely love your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 03/21/2023 / 9:09 pm

    This Easter bark looks so loud and fun! I bet the grandkids would go crazy on a plate of these!

  21. Beth
    03/21/2023 / 6:09 pm

    Easter Bark is such a fun addition to our Easter celebration. Thank you for the idea. Its super easy to make.

  22. 03/21/2023 / 2:21 pm

    Wow! This looks really pretty and delicious. We’d be happy to have this for Easter. I am pretty sure that the kids will love it. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love the additional of the pretzels. Indeed it helps balance out the sweetness.

  23. 03/21/2023 / 7:13 am

    Wow, it is an amazing recipe! My kids love colorful sweets, especially when they can help me with cooking. I`ll buy everything for this Easter bark and we make it next week.

  24. LisaLisa
    03/21/2023 / 7:04 am

    A great recipe for a quick and easy treat this Easter. I’ll have to save this.

  25. Kathy
    03/21/2023 / 5:54 am

    This looks really good. I love making bark recipes. I’ll have to try this one out too. Yum!

    • 03/21/2023 / 6:49 am

      Thank you, Kathy. I hope you come back to this post again soon and comment on how your bark turned out! 🙂

  26. 03/21/2023 / 4:59 am

    I came across your Easter Bark recipe and it looks so yummy! I’m thinking of trying it out for the upcoming holiday. Just wondering, have you made any modifications or variations to the recipe that you would recommend? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • 03/21/2023 / 6:48 am

      Hi Monidipa, you can definitely vary the colors of the candy melts and the sprinkles, and even add marshmallows or crushed Oreo to the mix. I’ve tried those too and they all turned out so good. Also, check out the Tips and Tricks section of this post for more ideas. Thank you for checking out my recipe!

  27. 03/21/2023 / 2:01 am

    What a fun treat! You can’t go wrong with bark and I just love how colorful it is. My son would totally enjoy this and I can’t wait to try it out.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  28. 03/21/2023 / 12:52 am

    I have prepared a bark at Christmas but never at Easter. This one looks really good!

  29. Amber Myers
    03/21/2023 / 12:41 am

    This Easter bark is so colorful and fun! I will have to make it with my kids.

  30. Joline
    03/20/2023 / 11:19 pm

    I love making (and eating!) chocolate bark. And this looks like such a fun activity to do with my nieces.

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