I made a gorgeous two tone chocolate bark and topped it with Easter eggs. Not only is it delicious and pretty: it’s a great original and fun gift idea!
2017: Hi guys! This is a recipe I posted last year, when I had only just started (hence the picture set-up), did not have my camera yet (hence the picture quality!) and had way less readers than I have now. Because I still love this idea, I figured I’d give this post a little more love! x Viv
I’ve got shocking news. I found out when I started living on my own, that life as I knew it had been a lie. I was looking for chocolate eggs everywhere but there were none… And then it dawned on me. I searched for proof and then I found it: the Easter bunny is not real!
Shocker… I guess we are going to have to get our own overdose of chocolate this year. And I might have found the perfect way 😉
[Disclaimer: I don’t actually believe the Easter bunny is real. Bringing joy and happiness to kids is already done by Santa of course!]
When I was younger I had some amazing Easters. My parents live on a farm and they made this huge deal out of hiding the chocolate eggs all over our property, and my brother and I would spend hours and hours in total excitement looking for them.
One of my first memories of Easter is from when my brother could barely walk. My parents chose the barn where the sheep stayed during the nights to hide the eggs: behind, under or on top of random objects. I was running around like madness until I found something I was sure was full of chocolate: a bucket filled with food for the sheep!
What did mini-me do: I just tipped over the whole bucket. Who has time to dig around in times like that?! Spilled the food all over the floor, only to find out there weren’t any chocolate eggs inside. Oops. Sorry mom and dad!
And then I remember another year when we were a bit older. My parents took the search outside. Dad had made some sort of “quest” for us, leading a trail of eggs till far behind the farm. My dad is not as nice as my mom: he hid many eggs up high! The end of the search lead to a bigger chocolate egg. Such happy times.
Anyway, I love chocolate possibly even more now. I try not to buy it too often, simply knowing it’s there is too tempting! But I wanted to do something fun for Easter. Sometimes I get these ideas just popping up: I love that! Ever since I started this blog I’ve been filled with enthusiasm and some sort of purpose, and I love the fact that my “spare time” is spent thinking about food and this blog.
The idea that popped into my head was of a big piece of chocolate sprinkled with different chocolate Easter eggs. A “sheet” of chocolate is called a bark, and there are endless possibilities. So why not make it this way? I’m so happy with the way this turned out!
Easter egg two tone chocolate bark
I’ll be sharing this with my friends and family. After all, it’s around a kilo of chocolate so that is of course waaay to much for one person….
This is way to easy to be called a recipe but I’m so excited to share this with you! It’s so simple, really just give it a try. It’s such a cute gift idea!
- Milk chocolate, 600g
- White chocolate, 300g
- Easter eggs*, 175g (at least! )
- A dish, pan or tray of 31 x 22 cm
- This is how I worked.** Start by breaking 400g of milk chocolate into a glass bowl.
- Slowly melt the chocolate in the bowl, either by microwaving it for 20 seconds at a time and then stirring, or by placing the bowl into a pan of hot water.
- Whichever way you choose: don't forget to stir!
- Line the dish you plan to use for the chocolate with baking parchment. This will make it easy to lift the chocolate out of the pan.
- Once the chocolate has melted, pour it into the dish and spread evenly. Let this cool for 10 minutes.
- After it has cooled down (to ensure the eggs won't melt) you can add the first batch of Easter eggs for a nice hidden crunch.
- Break the remaining 200g of milk chocolate in the bowl and melt this slowly. Once it has melted and cooled down a bit, you can poor it over the chocolate in the pan. (it's okay if the chocolate isn't yet set) Save some for decorating later!
- Let this cool down for a few minutes and then place it in the fridge until the chocolate has set. I suggest waiting around 15 minutes.
- Melt the white chocolate in a separate bowl. I used the same spoon to stir, which is why the chocolate isn't completely white anymore.
- Once the chocolate in the fridge has set, you can take it out.
- Take the white chocolate of the source of heat and let it cool down for 5 minutes, to ensure it doesn't melt the chocolate already in the dish.
- Pour the white chocolate in the dish and spread evenly.
- Top the white chocolate with Easter eggs when it's still runny.
- Let cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, reheat the chocolate you saved before.
- Use a wooden spoon to create patterns, stripes, dots, writing or whatever you like on the chocolate.
- Done! Now you can break it into pieces and save in a container at room temperature, or give as a gift to friends.
- *: You can use any chocolate eggs you like! The little ones I used (with colors) are sugar coated, I used chocolate covered peanuts and milk chocolate eggs with cappuccino flavor.
- **: There are two ways to do this! I melted the milk chocolate in two batches for convenience, and this allowed me to top the first batch with "hidden eggs" and secure this with the second batch before adding the white chocolate. However, if you want to save time and have a bigger bowl you can melt all milk chocolate in one time.