Two tone chocolate bark with Easter eggs

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!

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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

Easter

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!]

Easter egg chocolate bark

Then

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!

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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.

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Now

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!

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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…. Watch me.

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!

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!

Easter egg two-tone chocolate bark
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Make Easter chocolate more fun by creating this beautiful two tone chocolate bark!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Milk chocolate, 600g
  2. White chocolate, 300g
  3. Easter eggs*, 175g (at least! )
What you need:
  1. A dish, pan or tray of 31 x 22 cm
Milk chocolate:
  1. This is how I worked.** Start by breaking 400g of milk chocolate into a glass bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Whichever way you choose: don't forget to stir!
  4. 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.
  5. Once the chocolate has melted, pour it into the dish and spread evenly. Let this cool for 10 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
White chocolate:
  1. 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.
  2. Once the chocolate in the fridge has set, you can take it out.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour the white chocolate in the dish and spread evenly.
To finish:
  1. Top the white chocolate with Easter eggs when it's still runny.
  2. Let cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, reheat the chocolate you saved before.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to create patterns, stripes, dots, writing or whatever you like on the chocolate.
  4. Done! Now you can break it into pieces and save in a container at room temperature, or give as a gift to friends.
Notes
  1. *: 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.
  2. **: 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.
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Vivian xxx

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16 thoughts on “Two tone chocolate bark with Easter eggs

    1. Thank you so much for the kind reply! I’m quite happy with how they turned out: this weekend I gave some pieces as a gift and I loved the excited reactions I received!

  1. This is such a cute idea and looks absolutely delicious! I love the little Easter eggs on the bark! Such cute family stories too – especially the bucket story!

    xx, Caitlin

    1. Thank you so much Caitlin: your comment is much appreciated!
      I saw the little Easter eggs in the supermarket and I just loooved the colours, so cute!
      Aww yes, the bucket story is one my dad likes to tell often, too 🙂
      XO

  2. Wait.. what???!! The Easter bunny isn’t real and doesn’t lay eggs? WTF? 😉 Ha. Thanks for making me laugh, girlie! LOVING this bark! So pretty with the two tone and little eggs! This would be perfect for an easy Easter Dessert! Cheers, girl!

    1. I know Cheyanne, SHOCKER!
      Where do Easter eggs come from then?!
      Aww, you are so sweet for saying that. I gave pieces to my friend and parents and they loved it!

      See you around! XX

  3. Vivian, this two-tone chocolate bark looks incredible! Meanwhile, it was definitely a sad, sad day when all of us realized that the Easter bunny was not real. I mean, come on: there’s not a real bunny who gives away chocolate and is happily hopping everywhere? 😉
    Your Easters growing up sound so idyllic and just… magical. I’m really enjoying hearing about your life on the farm. 🙂 As for you tipping over the entire bucket of food: what did they expect? Haha. Easter hunts are serious business! Take no prisoners. LOL.
    Can’t wait to read more stories about the farm! Lovely recipe, Viv. xoxo
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    1. Hi you! Thank you so much, I can tell you it tastes incredible too haha! I’m kind of addicted to chocolate. Like, a lot.

      I know right! I don’t remember actually believing in the Easter bunny but just the fact that I don’t get to run around searching for chocolate is making me sad enough….

      Aww, thank you! I love writing about it too. Sometimes it just feels right to include a story like that in a post and I’m glad I was able to transfer the feeling!

      Thanks Demeter! See ya xx

  4. What??? The Easter bunny isn’t real?? 🙂 It is tough not having anyone to hide eggs for you anymore, but at least we can make our own chocolate treats, right? This bark is just perfect with those pretty little Easter eggs!

    1. I completely agree! Life’s a party, we just have to blow up the balloons 🙂
      And what’s better than chocolate!

  5. The best holiday memories are the ones from childhood. Sounds like you had quite a happy one!
    This bark is gorgeous. Love the two layers!

    1. I did! I’m cherishing those happy times. And making a fun bark like this is sort of reliving childhood, lol!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Easter eggs are supposed to be eaten! Haha. Don’t worry about it, as long as you enjoyed it its okay.
      Thanks for stopping by! Xx

  6. This looks so pretty and delicious, Vivian!! It’s almost too pretty to eat, but not quite, lol! Yum! It must have been so nice to live on a farm; I’m sure you have lots of fun stories to share 🙂 I try not to keep too much chocolate around too, but I always have some. I’m sure whomever you share that chocolate with will be super happy!! Happy Easter girl!
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    1. Thank you so much! I know right, I tried to save the chocolate and then I was like “what the heck, it’s too good to let sit in the pantry” haha!
      It was, really. I realize now how lucky I was to grow up with so much space and freedom.

      Happy Easter to you too Dawn! Thanks for stopping by XX

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