Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Egg-cellent Easter Bark

Easter candy is absolute TORTURE. As is Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas. But Easter has out done itself with the craziest assortment of candy out now.  I remember when my Easter basket used to just be filled with jellybeans and a chocolate bunny, nice and simple, but that's all that was on the market. 
Now every holiday when I take a stroll through CVS it pains me not to pick up every cool new chocolate they have.  In my head it's logical to "buy it and save it for when I really want a cheat day because they won't be around after Easter." Yeah, that's just dumb Stephanie. So as I entered paleo week 5, Sunday's trip was especially tough.  As me and my sister looked back and forth at each other negotiating how it would be okay of we split a Twix Egg, we finally snapped back to reality and got out of the aisle as fast as possible.
Every end cap was filled with awesome pastel and speckled M&M's in millions of flavors I can't even keep track. Dark Chocolate? Almond? Coconut? Even a Target exclusive, White Chocolate.  And get this.  As I googled all the different types {because of course now I'm curious} they make WHITE CHOCOLATE CARROT CAKE flavor I kid you not! Visual proof.  Although I have yet to spot them in stores, I could only imagine my life being safer without knowing what potential heaven these taste like.
Sorry I got a little overly excited when I saw this, but the thoughts of what I could bake with these were rushing through my head. 

Okay so now back to what I have to share with you today.  My coworkers have a thing for Cadbury Mini Eggs, which also happen to be an Easter exclusive. Now I could've baked them in cookies, or blondies, or used them in some conventional way that I do with all other candy, but I decided to swtich gears and make a simple, fun, festive bark!
Now doesn't that look like a party!?

Easter Bark
Dark Chocolate
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Pretzels
Easter Sprinkles
Pastel Candy Melts {optional}

Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.  Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl, stirring in increments of 30 seconds to avoid burning.

Pour the chocolate onto the baking sheet and spread evenly about 1/4- 1/8 inch thick.
 
Add your chopped up Cadbury eggs, pretzels, sprinkles and any other toppings you'd like.  *Press them in slightly to make sure they are embedded {I didn't do this with the pretzels and had some fall out!}
Place in the refigerator for about 1 hour, or freezer to speed up the process. Break/ cut into desired pieces and serve!
Stay tuned for some more fun, Easter and Spring sweets :) 

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