Butter, with a side of Bread // Easy family recipes and reviews.: EASTER MARSHMALLOW BARK

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

EASTER MARSHMALLOW BARK


Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

I have a confession to make: while most people change a recipe to make it skinny, I took a healthy recipe and went the other direction. Ha! You know, as in, less skinny. Sorry! I know, I know, I'm awful. At any rate, the original WW recipe was a such a good idea and to be honest I really don't think my changes added an obscene amount of calories. Maybe just a few. They're so cute though, aren't' they!?

I used a metal cookie cutter to make them Easter egg shaped- you can use another metal cutter for a different shape, or simply cut them into squares, like I've shown below. I took these to a family dinner, thinking the kids would love them. Little did I realize how much the adults would love them too! They were a huge hit!

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Easter Marshmallow Bark


  • 1 bag white chocolate chips {12 oz}
  • 3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows
  • about 1 TBSP shortening {optional, but it really makes the melting process easier!}
  • Easter sprinkles or other fun sprinkles for decor on top!

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Measure out 3 cups of marshmallows. Line an 8x11 glass dish or a half-sized cookie sheet {like I used!} with parchment paper.

Put white chocolate and shortening in a medium sized glass bowl. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute. Give it a small stir, then return to the microwave in 30 second increments, until chocolate melts completely when you stir it.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread


My bowl of chocolate took 2 minutes in the microwave. White chocolate looks like it's not all melted when in fact it really is. Stir it several times and make sure it really needs more microwave time before jumping the gun and just giving it more time. I usually have to stir mine for a good 30 seconds until it's really fully melted.

Melting white chocolate can be a little frustrating if you've never done it before. The reason is because white chocolate seizes easily. When chocolate seizes  it actually looks like it's not melted yet, which prompts people to return it to the microwave, which makes the whole thing worse. Stir several times after each 30-second increment in the microwave. Many times you'll find that a good 20-30 seconds of stirring it around in the warm bowl will melt it the rest of the way! If you've had back luck with melting chocolate in the past, try adding shortening!

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

After chocolate is melted, add marshmallows and stir to coat. You'll want to do this kind of quickly- be sure the chocolate coats the marshmallows well, but if you take too long the marshmallows start to melt, which you don't want.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Transfer chocolatey marshmallows to your prepared pan. Using a rubber scraper, make sure marshmallows extend to the edge of the pan. Press down slightly to make it all somewhat even. Shake on any sprinkles you'd like to decorate the bark with.

Put in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until chocolate is set. You want to use the freezer so that it cools the mixture as quickly as possible- you don't want those marshmallows to melt!

Remove from the freezer and let sit on the counter to return to room temperature. Cut into pieces. If you use a cookie cutter, I suggest using a metal one and spraying the edges with cooking spray prior to cutting.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

ENJOY!

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  2. So simple to make, and the pastel colors are sooo pretty!

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  3. How fun for Easter! THanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  4. This marshmallow bark is the cutest things I've seen in a long time!!! I love this idea and how you cut them into egg shapes, too. I've always secretly loved the pastel-colored, fruity mini marshmallows anyways, but I've never added them to a recipe. I can't wait to try this out!! Adorable!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  5. Adorable... how fun for Easter! xoxo~ Ruthie

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  6. So Cute!!! I have never had a problem melting white choc (I just use the medium setting instead of the usual high with the 30 second increments), and I loath shortening, so I think I will give them a go without! Oh the kids will love you. ;) (And I'm gonna pretend like I won't be eating them - or watching the other adults gorge themselves on them either!)
    Thanks! Happy munching.
    Sheree
    www.seaweedandraine.com

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  7. This looks like a fun recipe to try with the kids. I have the ingredients, so we may give it a whirl later in the week :)

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  8. I just wondered what the original recipe was, This look so yummy and simple I can't imagine it being any different.
    Thank you

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    1. She put it in the first or second paragraph as the WW version. Its just regular chocolate and white marshmallows. Both look amazing.

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  9. YUM!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  10. So adorable! My niece and nephew would love these!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sarah Lynn @ Sarah Lynn's Sweets

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  11. This looks beautiful! I love to make barks. This idea is very creative!

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  12. This looks so good!!!!! What pretty bark!!! Love the spring-like colors! Just beautiful! And looks yummy too!!!

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  13. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-5/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  14. Thanks for this! They are so pretty and perfect for a spring-time or Easter treat!

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  15. Well, this is possibly the cutest dang thing I've ever seen!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  16. Yum! I am just stopping by to let you know I am featuring this tomorrow! Thanks so much for linking up to Made in a Day last week!
    Kim

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  17. Brilliant and adorable! I have to make this for my 8 year old!

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  18. I just made this, so easy, and absolutely delicious!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Kellie! It's SUPER easy too, isn't it?!

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    2. I ttied these and it didnt make near as much. I wanted to make more and wondered if you could use almond bark instead of white chocolate? They are delicious and I want more.

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    3. I made these today using Vanilla flavored bark and they're awesome! The bark came in a 16 ounce package, so I figured 4 cups of marshmallows. I actually used about 2 1/2 cups marshmallows and 1 1/2 cups of rice krispies. They are soooo good!
      This recipe is a keeper for sure!

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  19. Oh my goodness! This looks SO good. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe tuesday" I hope you will be able to join us again this week! :-)

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  20. How cute! I love how you took a skinny recipe and made it more "plump" :)

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    1. I know- how terrible is that?! ;) IT's just a few more calories, right?!

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  21. Super cute Recipe! I am going to make them for Easter for sure! Not as huge of fan of white chocolate as my husband is, so I am going to try them in dark chocolate too. Wonder how the colorful marsh's will fair .... hmm.
    Thanks for the recipe! One thing is for sure, My kids and parents will LOVE them! who dosent love Marshmallows?

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  22. Could you use butter instead of shortening?

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  23. This looks awesome! I have found that 2 TBSP of heavy cream per 6 - 8 oz of white chocolate helps it melt as well, and it is a nice alternative to shortening. Can't wait to try this recipe :)

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  24. Re-posted this awesome recipe on my FB page-https:www.facebook.com/collegesavingsdolls
    This is also a great dorm room recipe for college kids & it's Gluten Free to boot-HOME RUN!
    Thanks-
    Sarah

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  25. I just made this for an Easter playdate I'm hosting tomorrow for the kiddos, and it was super easy and super cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

    But wanted to share for those who don't like white chocolate, the 'white chips' are not white chocolate chips, they are vanilla flavored chips (like the almond bark)...Either way, this is delicious!

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  26. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipes @The Weekend re-Treat!
    You’ve been featured on today’s 25 Easter Dessert Idea’s post!

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  27. This looks amazing and so very easy! I will have to make these for tomorrow! (EASTER FRIDAY!) They look like they would go great with some buttery hot cross buns!

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  28. I made this last night for my family's Easter dinner today. It took like five minutes, tops. The most complicated part of the process was hitting the buttons on the microwave. IT WAS AWESOME. Thank you so much.

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  29. This is such a great Easter treat! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  30. I made this today.
    it is now in the fridge waiting :D

    I added 1/4 cup of milk to the chocolate to make it more creamy!

    Let's wait and see :D

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  31. These do look yummy and cute!

    But can I make a suggestion for your blog? Rethink your ads. I was just forced (literally, I couldn't make it go away or stop) to watch a 2.5 minute ad about Walt Disney World before I was allowed to see the recipe page. Not cool.

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  32. Easter Sunday is going to be special with family and friends around. It’s good to know Easter recipes are generously providing everywhere online. I’m adding this to my personal favorite list! Thank you so much!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/easter-recipes.html

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  33. This is beautiful and looks delicious! I featured this recipe on my blog http://www.babymoonbtq.com/2014/04/5-easter-dessert-recipes.html Happy Easter!

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  34. I bought everything but no parchment paper. Any ideas without?

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