Home Decorated Easter Chocolate Bark … the easy alternative to Easter eggs!
March 26th, 2020
This step-by-step project will show you how to make colourful Easter themed chocolates. It’s a great alternative to buying Easter eggs and, best of all, it’s so easy that you can get everyone involved in making it.
Choose from white, milk or dark Callebaut couverture chocolate chips so that everyone can enjoy their favourite chocolate!
Don’t be put off by the word “couverture” – it’s just the name for “proper” chocolate that hasn’t had lots of additives mixed into it, so it melts well, is easy to use and most importantly has a great flavour too!
Let’s Get Started
You will need:
- Callebaut chocolate couverture chips– choose from white, milk or dark chocolate
- Chocolate thermometer
- Colour Mill oil based food colourings for chocolate or buttercream
- Baking parchment
- Piping bag
- Easter decorations, for example Baby Chicks Easter Sugar Decorations
Step 1. Melting The Chocolate
Tip the couverture chips into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30 second bursts until the chocolate starts to melt, stirring regularly.
When over half the chocolate has melted, remove it from the microwave and stir until it melts completely.
White chocolate should not get hotter than 27°C, milk chocolate not hotter than 29°C and plain chocolate not hotter than 31°C.
Step 2. Creating The Bark & Colouring The Chocolate
Spoon some chocolate into small bowls to colour it. Use oil-based food colourings, such as Colour Mill colours as water soluble colours will cause the chocolate to thicken and to become unusable.
Spread the remaining melted chocolate out into an even thickness rectangle onto a sheet of baking parchment in a baking tray.
Step 3. Adding Swirls Of Colour
Drizzle over the coloured chocolate, letting it drip from the end of a teaspoon in irregular swirls over the top of the rectangular slab.
Step 4. Decorate With Coloured Dots
Fill a piping bag with some of the coloured chocolate and cut off the end of the bag to give a small hole, then pipe dots of colour onto the slab.
Step 5. Sprinkle & Decorate
Working quickly, before the chocolate sets completely, scatter over sprinkles and place on some edible Easter decorations. Browse our website for the vast range of products we stock and have fun designing your own chocolate bark.
Step 6. Pop In A Bag
Once the chocolate bark has set firm, there’s something really fun about breaking and snapping it into pieces! Pop a few pieces into cellophane bags and tie with a colourful ribbon ready to hand out.
Step 7. Create Your Own Designs
You can personalise your family and friend’s chocolate bark by using their favourite chocolate and choose from a wide array of sprinkles, decorations and glitters to match their personality and favourite colour too!