We have several springtime gatherings coming up, so I asked Bekah to make this fun and festive Spring Candy Bark!
Kati has made all kinds of candy bark over the years: peppermint bark, orange bark, coffee bark (all good, although coffee bark may be my favorite). Bekah used Kati's recipe for a jumping off place and came up with this delectable and beautiful springtime treat!
SPRING CANDY BARK
Melt a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwavable bowl for 1 minute 20 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds or until chocolate is melted. (Of course, microwaves are different. The main thing is to melt slowly, stirring every 20 seconds because it can change in the blink of an eye!) Spread melted chocolate on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper. Cool in refrigerator for a few minutes.
In a different bowl*, melt 2 bags of white chocolate chips for 1 minute 15 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds or until chocolate is melted. (Again, adjust times for your own microwave, but Bekah recommends 15 second intervals for the white chocolate as it is more temperamental.) Spread melted white chocolate over cooled semi-sweet chocolate.
* Bekah recommends using a different bowl to melt the white chocolate chips. You could wash the first bowl, but if even a drop or two of water remains in the bowl after washing, your white chocolate will seize. (Bekah's is the voice of experience in this case.)
While white chocolate is still soft, sprinkle crushed pastel candies and/or sprinkles. Bekah used M&M's Eggs and some "Easter Sprinkles" from Target. Gently press into chocolate. (The larger candy pieces need a firmer hand.)
Cool in refrigerator until firm. With hands, break into bite-sized pieces.
Put some in a bowl or on a pretty plate for an instant burst of springtime on your table!