5 Minute Easter Bark with Jellybeans
Happy Spring everyone! Can you believe how quickly Easter will be here before we know it? To celebrate the warmer weather, and “jellybean season”, I thought it would be fitting to share this 5 Minute Easter Bark with Jellybeans. I make seasonal candy barks many times throughout the year for my kids and parties because it is easy peasy!
The trick to making smooth, and delicious candy bark is to properly melt the candy wafers, or chocolate morsels. You can use a double boiler, or microwave. If you choose to use the microwave, I suggest melting about 1 1/2 cups of candy melts or morsels on medium heat in increments. You want to make sure you use a microwave-safe glass bowl, and metal spoon to stir your candy in-between each session.
I microwaved cocoa-flavored candy melts on medium heat in a Pyrex for 30 seconds in-between each stir. It took three 30 second sessions to produce creamy, and melted candy. If you use chocolate morsels, I suggest adding one teaspoon of coconut oil to 1-1/2 cups of chocolate to help it become even creamier, and easily spreadable.
For the even layer of bark, I used a mini cookie sheet that I purchased at the dollar store. I would never actually use this in the oven, but it works great for crafting, and candy bark. Paired with a slightly over sized layer of parchment paper and you have the perfect mold for bark.
Once the candy is melted, use a rubber spatula to even spread it cross the min baking sheet. Then, add about 3/4 cup of your favorite jellybeans. Since I also had some candy eggs on hand, I sprinkled some of those on top too. Once the candy was evenly dispersed, I placed the bark in the fridge, and it was harden in minutes.
When it comes time to breaking up your candy bark, there is no right or wrong. You candy break it by hand to create a bark look. For gifting, simply place it in a cellophane bag, and tie it with a pretty bow. It is the perfect Easter sweet treat that can be made quickly, and inexpensively.
For more creative Easter and spring ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to Dye Your Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- How to Marble Easter Eggs With This Nail Polish Hack by The Socialite’s Closet
- How to Make a Really Cute Flower Wall Clock by How Was Your Day?
- Easter Coloring and Puzzle Fun for Kids by Day by Day in Our World
- Washcloth Bunny Easter Egg Holder by Mom on the Side
- Easter Basket Cake by Kids Fun Reviewed
- Rice Krispie Easter Egg Bites by Mom Does it All
- Easter Chick Craft for Kids by Sincerely Mindy
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Eggs by Sugar, Spice and Family Life
- Choco Peanut Butter Easter Cookies by Mommy Snippets
- Rustic Easter Wreath by sweet lil you
- Make Your Own Spring Sunshine Essential Oil Perfume by Style on Main
- Italian Easter Meat Pie by Upstate Ramblings
- Jellybean Bark by Savvy Saving Couple