I will totally admit – I have no self control when it comes to holiday candy. I have to practically close my eyes when I walk down the aisle at the grocery store, trying not to put it all in my cart.
But somehow, I always end up with bags of candy at home. This Easter season has been especially bad because my kids have been joining in. They beg for bags of pastel eggs and bright jelly beans. And of course, chocolate covered bunnies.
This Easter bark is a great way to use up any bags of leftover candy that you might have hidden in the pantry. You can use any candy that you have, and it makes a great gift for friends, neighbors or coworkers.
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/3 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
2/3 cup candy
Place parchment paper in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish or pan.
Place 1 1/2 cups of the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the chocolate is melted. Add in the remaining 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the parchment paper. Spread to about 1/8-inch thick. Working quickly, sprinkle the coconut and the candy over the top and lightly press in with your hands. (The chocolate will start to set up quickly, so you need to make sure you press the candy into the chocolate before it sets up.)
Let cool and set up completely. To speed up the process, set the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes. Once hardened, break into pieces.