4.15.2014

Bunny Bark and Easter Gift-Givers



                                                        Happy Easter!

What could be more fun than white chocolate bark for an Easter treat? And with big marshmallow bunnies studded through it! Of course, you can use the miniature pastel marshmallows too, but I couldn't resist these pastel big bunny shaped puffs, although the shapes are difficult to see in the photo.


My collection of Christopher Radko/Ino Schaller bunny band gift givers (called gift givers because the bottom is removable and you can put a gift or candy inside) are drooling over the view of the egg shaped bunny bark while "entertaining" us. It's almost as much fun to get them out for Easter as it is to eat the bark!


In Savannah for their annual house tour recently, I was pleased to see a large collection of the Schaller gift-givers, for all holidays, at The Christmas Shop. (To see the collection, click on Ino Schaller on that webpage.) While my Santa gift giver collection has gotten way out of hand, I did break a promise to myself to resist and purchased one little one. There were lots of Easter gift-givers (chicks and bunnies), a large turkey gift giver that didn't appeal at all and even some Halloween gift-givers....an adorable pumpkin one I'd never seen and I just had to have it. Fortunately, I don't get to Savannah that often because it appears resistance is futile. :)



Bunny Bark




Ingredients:

12 ounces white chocolate (I used 3 Ghiradelli 4 ounce bars)
3 cups pastel marshmallows, mini or bunny shaped (got mine at Target)
Pastel sprinkles of your choice

Method:

Fit some parchment paper in a baking pan and set aside.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave, starting with 30 seconds, stirring well, and then in 15 second increments. Shouldn't take more than 1 minute or so. Remove when there are still some chunks, stir madly until it's all melted.
Add the marshmallows and quickly spread on the baking sheet. Use your sprinkles on top and put the pan in the freezer for 15 or 20 minutes. You want to stop those marshmallows from melting.
Remove and let it come nearly to room temperature before cutting into squares, or use an egg shaped cookie cutter. 

Note: It's easier if you spray some Pam on any cookie cutter you use.



24 comments:

  1. This is too cute --- bunny shaped marshmallows? I love Easter!

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  2. Cute idea to cut!
    Happy Easter Barbara!

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  3. Lovely! Happy Easter Dear Barbara!

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  4. Lovely chocolates.

    Happy Easter!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Egg shaped white chocolates...very Easter, very nice! Happy Easter! :) ela

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  6. So festive! Happy Easter, Barbara.

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  7. They look so cute and lovely! Happy Easter

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  8. I know some Minxes who would love this!

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  9. perfect for Easter - I'm going to a brunch where there will be a bunch of kids, this is definitely going with me...

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  10. These are just perfect for Easter...
    Happy Easter Barbara :D

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  11. A very Happy Easter to you my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. How adorable! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  13. Dear Barbara, Sounds perfect for the Easter holiday.
    Happy and blessed Easter to you and yours, Hugs, Catherine xo

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  14. I would LOVE some easter bark! This is so festive!!

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  15. Happy Easter! You always have something festive and delightful... but I am tasked at the last minute with bringing a chocolate dessert.

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  16. Oh so cute, Barbara! I would love to go to Savannah one day! (a little shopping would be nice too:)

    Bunny Bark is on the menu, yours looks so festive and adorable too:) Thanks for sharing, Barbara...wishing You and Yours a Blessed and Joyous Easter filled with lots of memories:)

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  17. Happy Easter, Barbara! I'm hoping E. Bunny brings me a little bark this year! Enjoy!

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  18. this is a really cute idea! tasty too. hoppy easter! :)

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  19. Barbara ... what MUST it have been like growing up in your house. With hearth and home all atwitter with food stuffs at every season and festival and holiday (oh, yes, Happy belated Easter and Good Friday to your family and crew)???

    Seriously, I have to tell you I'm on this sugar and grain (good riddance) kick, and i've never had such cravings, my dear friend whom i've yet to meet though feel as if we're neighbors somehow! just the other day, i walked around (after 6 weeks on this diet that's not a diet -- i read the book Grain Brain and it just kicked my man-gut tuchas ... lost 13 pounds already and my gut is disappearing to the amazement of my two sons!) craving a caramel sunday. just couldn't get caramel (do you say it like i do, all affected, i.e., Care-uh-Mel? that's my lot in life, trying to say words with a cool hook) out of my brain (that ole grain brain).

    each time i've visited your site, i just want to run away and open up a breakfast food only restaurant (that closes at 3pm ... like my favorite "The Little Cafe) that makes great little treats and serves only breakfast foods. seems like heaven, that lot in life. (btw, just watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi ... talk about your food perfectionist ... wow!)

    be well, and just dropping by to say "hey"!!

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  21. ooooo, white chocolate - my son loves white chocolate! This bunny bark is a perfect treat for Easter. I hope you had a lovely Easter, Barbara.

    ~Sheri

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