Easter Bunny Bark
My mind is a curious place. It’s not exactly dark and twisted. Nope, instead it’s full of glitter and fluff and sprinkles. In my mind, it’s still Christmastime even though Easter is faster approaching and it’s FINALLY spring. FINALLY. But still my house exists in a state of Christmas.
I know, I know. It’s a problem. But it’s who I am and I totally own it.
Granted, it makes it totally difficult to celebrate holidays that aren’t Christmas. Seriously, as I have been brainstorming recipes for Easter, I have shot down at least six dozen recipes that would be amazing Christmas recipes. Because growing up we had special Easter bread (stay tuned for that one), and Easter turkey and lasagna, pretty much the same food I had growing up at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
When you grow up with an Italian grandma, there’s always lasagna. It’s like a law.
And while turkey and lasagna are both awesome, they just don’t scream Easter to me. No, they make me want to turn up my Pandora Christmas station and light a fire while I dance around singing Jingle Bell Rock.
I know. It’s March. Really, I know.
So I started to think, what aside from Easter bread, screams Easter to me?
Well, I had to look no further than my Goose for the answer. She is OBSESSED with bunnies. At my baby shower, I was gifted a bunny lovey. You know the kind? A bunny head attached to a plush pink blanket body. Well, of the several loveys we received, Goose chose that one almost exclusively from day one. Now, Bunny is her bff. She takes Bunny everywhere. She feeds Bunny, makes me give Bunny kisses, sleeps with Bunny.
She’s progressed to wanting to hear books about bunnies and being so obsessed with Zootopia (Bunny movie!). So now that Easter stuff is in stores and bunnies are everywhere, she’s in bunny heaven. So obviously, I had to make something bunny themed.
Now I could have gone literal and made a bunny cupcake or something with a fuzzy little bunny butt. But quite frankly, this mama doesn’t have time for that these days. (Sidebar: it’s amazing how much changes when you have kids. I once made a cake decorated like Harry Plopper for one of my friends. These days I’m all about easy shortcut desserts like this Shortcut Bailey’s Cake or cookie bars like these salted caramel chocolate chip butter bars.)
But, bunny bark? Oh yeah. That I can do. Mama got time for that!
So sure, it’s not super bunny-esque but with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate and fun colored Easter candies and so many sprinkles, it does the trick and it takes all of 5 minutes to prep. Plus Goose loves it. I had to shoot photos for this post in a covert special op so she wouldn’t eat it all during the photo shoot the way she did when I made the salted caramel pretzel chocolate bark at Christmas.
Full disclosure: my covert ops meant more time for Mama to sneak extra candy in uninterrupted. Awesome.
Easy White Chocolate Easter Bunny Bark
- 4 cups of white chocolate chips, divided
- 3/4 cup of pastel chocolate candy
- 3/4 cup of pastel peanut butter candy*
- Melt 3 cups of white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl by microwaving the chocolate on high for 30 seconds then stirring. Repeat until the chocolate is melted through reducing microwave time to 15 seconds.
- Pour the melted chocolate onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Spread into a layer that’s about 1/2 inch thick.
- Sprinkle on candy and sprinkles.
- Melt the remaining cup of white chocolate using the method described above and spoon on top of the candy layer. Add more sprinkles if desired.
- Let set in the fridge for 1 hour prior to breaking apart. Enjoy!
**Feel free to replace the peanut butter candy with any candy you like.
- Category: dessert, candy
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: about 12 pieces
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