Easter Bunny Bark

Easter Bunny Bark :: Blooming on Bainbridge Peek-a-Boo!
It's me.
Are you still there?
I hope you are, but I wouldn't blame you one bit if you've drifted off into places much more exciting than this blog has been for the past several weeks.
It really is so unlike me just to disappear into Neverland.
I do apologize. Really I do.
But something really exciting happened in our lives about 3 weeks ago. Before I knew it, life got all topsy-turvy in the brightest & most dreamy way possible! Everything has happened so fast, which is why I haven't had time to blog, much less open Bags by BloomEaster Bunny Bark :: Blooming on Bainbridge
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to keep the exciting news to myself for now.
When the time is right, I'll be beaming to let you in on all that has happened.
For now.
Just believe.
Just know.
DREAMS really do come true!   photo f45bec2f-4c26-44d6-86d9-f1e4765062c5_zps7d3aea02.jpg
Speaking of dreams.
I honestly can't think of many things much more dreamy than Easter candy.
Malted eggs!
{Have you ever colored your lips with a BLUE malted egg? Just wondering.}
Crispy Easter bunnies!
Chocolate covered marshmallows!
And pastel jordan almonds.
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To make Easter Bunny Bark you'll need:
Chocolate Easter Bunnies
20 ounces of good white chocolate {I used Ghirardelli squares}
 photo 0a4_zps6f96b343.jpg Of course you'll need lots of Easter candy! 
Begin by roughly chopping the candy.  photo 0a14_zps6b7a52a9.jpg If you've never chopped up Easter candy you need to!  photo 0a16_zps73482692.jpg
Chopping Easter candy is seriously one of the most over-the-moon FUN things I've ever done!  photo 0a8_zps13a24395.jpg I almost felt guilty when I plopped the bunnies on the chopping block.  photo 0a10_zpsbce410a9.jpg But then I just started chopping.  photo 0a12_zps6e14744b.jpg And kept on chopping til all those little bunnies were in nice, big chunks.  photo 0a17_zpsacf23bff.jpg Line an 9 x 11 {or close to it} pan with parchment paper.  photo 0a5_zpsd6d5c611.jpg Spray a medium size microwave safe bowl with a bit of oil. This helps the chocolate to pour smoothly.  photo 0a6_zps33a997e4.jpg Add all but one bar of chocolate to the bowl.  photo 0a18_zps80341351.jpg Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and then stir until chocolate is melted.  photo 0a19_zps7728084f.jpg Add the remaining chocolate and stir.  photo 0a21_zps617ce15c.jpg Keep stirring until additional chocolate melts.  photo 0a20_zps7d48437c.jpg If needed, pop the chocolate back in the microwave for 15 seconds, stirring until all the white chocolate is melted.  photo 0a22_zps6d95dcb3.jpg Pour melted chocolate onto parchment paper and spread.  photo 0a23_zpsd5edd4a3.jpg Now comes the FUN part. Begin placing Easter candy in the white chocolate.  photo 0a25_zps27731c3c.jpg Keep on ploppin' the candy down in the chocolate.  photo 0a27_zpsda576010.jpg You've got to experience the high this will put you on just once in your life.  photo 0a28_zps8004ddce.jpg Let the Bunny Bark sit for several hours until it hardens. If you're in a hurry, pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. Make sure it's totally hard before cutting. Transfer bark to a cutting board.  photo 0a29_zps68715d77.jpg Cut the bark into pieces.  photo 0a31_zps9c138635.jpg  photo 0a35_zpsbfa0fcf3.jpg Can you stand how ADORABLE this is?
I honestly was dancing in the kitchen as I was cutting this up.  photo 0a30_zpsbb426043.jpg That's because I've always wanted to make bark.
Making it with chocolate bunnies was just about more than I can handle. Easter Bunny Bark :: Blooming on Bainbridge If you've never painted your lips with a BLUE malted Easter egg; promise me you will.
And give someone you love a big BLUE kiss!
Thanks for your patience during these topsy-turvy days!
Happy Spring!
Happy Everything!
xo
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55 comments:

  1. First I thought you were mad, now I HAVE to make this !!! Even the photos are addictive, love it ; )

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    1. Mad as in MAD :(
      or mad as in CRAZY?
      Ah.....haha! ;)
      Let me know how it turns out! xo

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  3. WHat a fun way for me to eat all my favorite candy all at once :)

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    1. I've decided eating the candy all at once is the best way!
      Please tell me you've painted your lips BLUE with a malted egg Shelly? xo

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  4. So, this is the HAPPIEST, CUTEST Easter treat I've ever seen!!! I LOVE that you chopped up chocolate bunnies for this...you are TOO fun!

    And, no. I've never painted my lips with an egg. ;) Hmm...

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    1. I'm thinking my sister Melly & I must be the onnnnnnnly ones who have ever painted our lips BLUE with a malted egg! ;)

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  5. Looks adorable...and delicious!

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  6. I have missed you, kiddo! I am glad you have been gone for exciting reasons and I can't wait to hear what your news is. Don't keep us in suspense for too long though, okay?

    That bark is just darling. I have never made anything like that but I think the littles in my life would love it, don't you? Hmmmm...I see a trip to the candy aisle in my future. Blessings to you- xo Diana

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    1. You Sweetie!
      Hello there!
      You know the kiddos would LOVE this!
      I know they love everything you do Diana!
      xo

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  7. Looks like fun. Gonna try it.

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  8. love this.. omg.. let me guess.. u found your dream house by the sea?? like we did??

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    1. Bonita your home on the beach is LOVELY!
      Love the beach combing you are doing and the beauty of that clear water & bright sunshine!
      Dream come true for you!
      The perfect spot!
      Congrats!
      xo

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  9. Soooo glad to see you post! I love reading your blog and pictures of your furballs!

    This recipe looks amazing and I am going to try it this weekend!

    Congrats on your good news, can't wait to hear!

    Pat

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    1. Let me know how it turns out Pat!
      And thank you for loving Blooming on Bainbridge!
      WE LOVE YOU TOO!
      xo

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  10. What fun! I think it looks so festive. By the way, how did you get the candy to really stick in the chocolate? I made bark at Christmas and it was so difficult getting the peppermint pieces to stick.

    Glad you're back!
    xo
    Pat

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    1. Hi Sweet Pat!
      Happy Spring!
      Candy pieces will stick & stay put better if the chocolate is not spread too thin. Make sure you give each piece of candy a little push into the chocolate, even the tiny pieces. But. Don't push too far into the chocolate because it looks prettier if the candy isn't too covered with chocolate. Does that make sense? ;)
      xo

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  11. You deserve a dream come true!! Can't wait to hear all about it!! And OMIGOSH .. this Easter Bunny Bark is not only adorable, but it looks delicious!! xo

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  12. Yeah Teresa Im craving chocolate badly and you come back with a candy recipe. lol ;) and I have no chocolate here. wahhh. Cant wait to hear your dream come true. Happy for you. Have a sweet day.


    ERIKA

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    1. Oh don't you just hate it when your house is out of chocolate?
      xo

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  13. Oooh I'm excited to learn what this might be. You're pinning a lot of home design things recently, did you get a new house? New car? New something!!!!! And YUM for the Easter bark!

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    1. Hey Girly!
      So you've been seeing all of my cottage design pins! ;)
      Well that might have something to do with THE DREAM!
      xo

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  14. I immediately went out and bought all the ingredients to make your delicious looking recipe! I'm glad the "old" Theresa is back....the one who always shares yummy recipes with us!

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    1. Oh you Sweetie!
      It's all about balance, don't you think!
      I'll always be sharing yummy recipes!
      Life is too short!
      Gotta GO SWEET every now & then!
      And then walk and practice yoga and do all kinds of things to balance it out.
      Let me know how the Bunny Bark turns out Sharon.
      xo

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  15. You are a woman after my own heart, Teresa. Not only have I schmeared blue malted milk balls on my lips, I've put on a whole face full of makeup with dampened jelly beans.

    Now, please pass me some o' that bark, will you?

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    1. Ogh Gail!
      We must meet IRL!
      Promise me we will!
      And we'll paint our lips BLUE!!!!
      xo

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  16. Hip Hip Hooray! S glad to have you back to blogland. My mind is clicking away trying to figure out your exciting news. Don't keep us in suspense for too long.

    Any hints?
    Animal?
    Vegetable?
    Mineral?

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    1. Oh you Sweetie!
      You make me smile!
      Let's see.
      A hint.
      I like this game.
      Well a hint would be...water!
      xo

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  17. Hmmm...I'm guessing it's a boat.
    Or maybe a houseboat (like Sleepless in Seattle).

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    1. Oh!
      A boat!
      Now that would be dreamy! ;)
      And I love Sleepless in Seattle.

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  18. Oh! Very sweet and pretty. Not sure I could bring myself to chop up the bunnies! I'd have to put them in whole.

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    1. It really did hurt to chop the bunnies.
      xo

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  19. so much chocolates!!
    *drools*

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  20. Love the Easter bark, what a great idea! I am glad you are back, your posts always brighten up my day!

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    1. And you brighten my day!
      Thank you!
      xo

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  21. mmmm...that Eastery candy bark looks delightful.Looking forward to hearing what your happy news is....happy for you ...whatever it is.
    Cheers to you on this first day of spring!!
    Debbie :)

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    1. Hugs to you my friend and snuggles to KiKi from Doogan & Isabelle!
      xo
      How's the hiking?

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  22. Totally doing this will all the candy I will be getting come Easter. :)

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  23. Glad you're back T....love the Easter bark... so making it for Easter brunch! Can't wait to hear your good news and so happy for you! Cheryl Ann

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  24. I've missed your post! This is absolutely delightful and made me smile. You're right, definitely a happy treat. Hilarious that you didn't chop the ears. :) And yes!!!! We've painted our lips blue! When I was kid (maybe 11?) my girlfriends and I did it all the time. Pink, blue, yellow, you name. Those are still my favorite Easter candy.

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  25. This is such a cool idea!! Really love it - definitely gonna try this at home:) Thanks for sharing & hello from a new follower :)

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  26. I am SO glad to know you're ok! I was getting worried :) The Easter bark is too cute and fun!!! Oh, and I can't wait to hear good news!!!!!!

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  27. You must truly be a delight to those around you as you radiate joy and pure happiness. I've been looking for a treat as a favor for a baby shower tomorrow and this is just too adorable of an idea. I am in my mid forties and have been painting my lips with white malted eggs since I can remember so no, you and your sister are not alone in this joyous childhood Easter activity!! :)

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    1. Yeah!
      Delighted to hear that someone else paints their lips with malted Easter eggs!
      Thank you for your kind words!
      This treat is perfect for a baby shower!
      I'm thinking about adding bits of salty pretzels to the mix next time I make it!
      Let me know how it turns out Feliia!
      xo

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  28. Teresa, I just made this with my kids....seriously sweet! I think 1 piece will last me awhile. I didn't show them what we were making and they were so excited!!! I tagged your blog on FB when I shared our pics.

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  29. I just made a batch of this, I am in England so used different easter sweets, including whole Malteser mini bunnies which are about an inch and half long.........I considered your "chopped up bunny parts" option and decided aginst traumatising my grandchildren ; )

    It truly is AMAZING. I cut it into large chunks each with bunnies in them and gave them as Easter gifts in little cellophane bags.

    Literally as good as the expensive blocks of wrapped speciality chocolate you get here at places like Hotel Chocolat, and looks wonderful.

    I think I am stillon a sugar high !

    Thanks for the idea, I said I thought you were mad but I take it back !

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  30. Looks soooooo yummmy!! I'm sooo cheating with this one on Easter this year!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. So what do you do with the bar of chocolate you said not to melt in the bowl with the rest? Did I miss something or would adding ALL of the squares make the chocolate amount too much?

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  32. I just made this in a childrens ward and we cant wait to try it THANKS!

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  33. This looks delicious! I shared it over on my blog post - The 25 Best DIY Easter Ideas. Happy Easter!
    http://www.themarthaanne.com/2014/04/the-25-best-diy-easter-ideas.html

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  34. Looks delicious!

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  35. I just made this for my children's Easter Celebration in School. It's great!

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