St. Patrick’s Day will be here before we know it. Whether or not you’re of Irish descent, who doesn’t love a good celebration and excuse to make delicious treats? St. Paddy’s Day is a fun one to enjoy with kids and a great way to do so is make some festive leprechaun bark! This easy recipe by blogger Classy Mommy combines the best of the holiday: rainbows, lots of green candy, and of course, chocolate.
Once you have your base of dark chocolate, the young ones can go crazy decorating with M&Ms, sprinkles, rainbow candy strips, or any other toppings they desire. (Might we suggest little gold balls to signify a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?)
Important to note is that the bark hardens rather quickly, so make sure the decoration gets on fast.
For a different take on leprechaun bark, the blogger Countryside Cravings has a version that looks perfect for anyone who loves grasshopper pie and mint ice cream, as the recipe calls for mint Oreos and mint M&Ms. The instructions are straightforward, and despite being a little more effort than the last recipe, it looks worth it.
With bittersweet, milk and white chocolate, your base isn’t going to be too sweet and it will have interesting-looking swirls in it. To make the base, you simply microwave your chocolate chunks in 15-second intervals and spread it all on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then go ahead and start topping it with candy and cookies!
For those of us who love white chocolate, and more importantly, are looking for the most green of all St. Patrick’s Day barks, the blogger Passion For Savings has what you’re looking for: green candy melts in white chocolate. Her Shamrock Bark is topped with green M&M’s and green sprinkles—it certainly looks fit for a leprechaun: