Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marshmallow Bunny Bark

We are hosting Easter brunch at our house this year and I am really excited because my cousin Karina will be in port and can celebrate Easter with the family! Karina is an amazing figure skater and retired from competition last year. She is now a skater for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Every other Saturday or Sunday she ports in Ft. Lauderdale and drives down to spend the day with family; the rest of the time she is out to sea traveling to the different ports of call in the Caribbean.

Karina loves all things related to candy or sweets. I usually send Karina back on the ship with some type of goodie like rice krispy treats or macaroons. Last Easter I made her these adorable marshmallow bunny macaroons to share with her cast members on the ship.

This year I decided to make her and our family members marshmallow bunny bark to take with them after brunch. The sweet white chocolate pairs so nicely with salty pretzels and soft bunny mallows. This is a treat that definitely has something for everyone!

Marshmallow Bunny Bark

1 lbs. white chocolate candy melts
1/2 cup pretzels
1/2 cup spring M&Ms
A handful of mini bunny marshmallows
Assortment of sprinkles or jimmies

In a microwave safe bowl, break up the white chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds at at time; stir after each heating until fully melted. This process for me only took a minute total.

Take a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate and spread evenly with an offset spatula.

Now comes the fun part! Sprinkle the M&Ms and pretzels over the chocolate.

Then add the mini bunny mallows to the white chocolate and finish with decorative sprinkles. I pressed the bunnies down with a little pressure to make sure they really stuck to the chocolate.

Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator until the chocolate has set. Then take a knife and gently cut the bark into small pieces. Feel free to break up the bark by hand if you are making this with small children.

This marshmallow bunny bark would be a great addition to anyone's Easter basket, goodie bag or just placed in a bowl on your table for guest (and yourself) to munch on during the day. I packaged mine up in decorative paper bags and added a little edible grass on the bottom to act as a cushion for the bark.

I have a pretty good feeling that Karina will love this little extra Easter treat that she can enjoy back on the ship. Well...that's if she doesn't eat it on the drive back to port first!

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