Today we’re going to make another one of those recipes that can be tweaked for any holiday or anyone’s favorites. Leprechaun Bark is a fast and easy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or any other holiday. I’ve made Easter Bark and Halloween Bark, and I decided it’s time to celebrate spring with this green and very delightful treat. Why not celebrate absolutely EVERY holiday?!! There really isn’t too much of a recipe for this, you just melt chocolate or almond bark or candy melts and decorate like crazy. I think kids would really have fun with this, even though you may end up with sprinkles or candies all over your kitchen. Well, that can happen even when there aren’t any kids helping you make this.
Here is the recipe as I made it:
Put a sheet of parchment paper onto the tray you want to use for making your bark.
Top the tray with pretzels, if desired.
1 package dark chocolate chips
Pour over top of pretzels, or just onto the parchment paper.
1/2 package of white chocolate chips, melted
Appropriate colored candies
Chopped cookie bits (I used Oreo Mint Thins for this batch)
Nuts (I didn’t use any nuts on this batch)
Let cool (I put the pan into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes).
Break into pieces.
I like a bit of the sweet and salty thing, so I always add pretzels when I make bark. I’m not sure if you can tell what I did wrong here. I broke the number one rule of making bark. I forgot to put a sheet of parchment paper under the pretzels. In this case, I used a baking sheet that is almost non-stick, so it worked out all right, but please – DON’T FORGET TO USE PARCHMENT PAPER!! I had to put the baking sheet into the freezer so it got really hard and came off the sheet just fine. Whew.
I like a bit of mint, but not a lot, so I used thin mint cookies, green candies, green sugar, white jimmies, and crystal sugar (for some sparkle).
Before cooling the chocolate is glossy. You can see a bit of a difference once it’s cooled.
You can cut this into pieces if you want to, but when you use pretzels for the bottom, it breaks apart very easily.
Here it is – the perfect St. Patty’s snack.
Try making this very festive holiday treat! It’s so easy to do and fun to make. You’ll be hooked. I’m telling ya. You’ll want to make this for every holiday!