Bunny Bark

This Easter Bunny chocolate bark is the cutest thing you'll ever eat—and it's so quick and easy to make!

Southern Living Bunny Bark in a small serving dish
Photo:

Jessica Furniss

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8

This easy springtime candy is created by swirling melted white chocolate together with pink candy melts to create a lovely base for Easter candies and sprinkles. It sets up quickly in the refrigerator, so you don’t have to wait long to munch on this treat like a bunny munches carrots.

Plus, the kids will love helping by adding the candies and sprinkles on top (and sneaking a few pieces as they do). The finished product is so cute you won’t be able to keep little hands—or adults’—off this yummy, melt-in-your-mouth Easter goody.

Hippity-hop to it!

This bark can be made using candy melts exclusively, however, choosing a higher quality white chocolate will create a more balanced and flavorful dessert. Chocolates range in variety and price greatly, but I find the fancier grocery store bars, like Lindt, work really well for this recipe. Avoid Baker’s chocolate as it’s made specifically for things that bake in the oven and doesn’t work as well for candy.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pink candy melts

  • 2 ( 4.4 oz. ) bars white chocolate , roughly chopped (such as Lindt)

  • Festive Easter candies and sprinkles of your choosing

Directions

  1. Prep:

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Melt chocolate:

    Melt the white chocolate in the microwave on HIGH in 10 second intervals, stopping to stir every 10 seconds, until it is smooth. Set aside.

    Melting Chocolate

    When melting chocolate or candy melts, it's important to keep the candy from overheating in the microwave. If melting at full power, keep your intervals short (no more than 10 seconds). If melting at half power, keep your intervals around 30 seconds.

  3. Melt candy melts:

    Melt the pink candy melts in the microwave on HIGH in 10 second intervals, stopping to stir every 10 seconds, until smooth. Be careful not to overheat the candy melts, or they will become too hard to work with.

  4. Spread white chocolate:

    Pour the white chocolate onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, and use a spatula to shape it roughly into a rectangle.

    Southern Living Bunny Bark melted white chocolate on baking sheet

    Jessica Furniss

  5. Drizzle pink melts on white chocolate:

    Spoon melted candy melts in large dollops on top of the white chocolate and use a knife or spatula to spread the pink around and create a marbled design.

    Southern Living Bunny Bark pink candy on baking sheet

    Jessica Furniss

  6. Sprinkle on candies:

    Working quickly while the candy is still soft, add all of your toppings. Get creative here! You can add all sorts of Easter candies like Robin Eggs, Cadbury minis, larger Cadbury eggs split in half, Easter M&Ms, festive sprinkles, and even Peeps!

    Southern Living Bunny Bark assembled on baking sheet

    Jessica Furniss

  7. Cool, and break into pieces:

    If you like, score the bark with a knife while it’s still melted to make it easier to break into pieces. Place bark in the fridge to cool completely (about 1 hour) before breaking it into pieces.

    Southern Living Bunny Bark broken on baking sheet

    Jessica Furniss

  8. Store and share:

    Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place in the kitchen for up to 1 week.

    Southern Living Bunny Bark in small serving dish

    Jessica Furniss

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