Easter Bark is the perfect recipe if you are looking to do some baking this Easter! This chocolate puddles recipe is fun and will make the Easter Bunny hop on over to your place!
This Easter egg bark recipe combines melted chocolate, shredded coconut and mini speckled Easter eggs!
Whether homemade Easter Eggs is your thing or chocolate recipes in general, Easter is the time for baking, chocolate and fun! From our Easter Fudge, to our Chocolate Covered Strawberries, it is a sweet tooth lovers dream!
You can choose to melt your chocolate on the stove, in the Instant Pot, microwave or Slow Cooker like our Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge recipe. (I find therapy in slowly melting it in the Slow Cooker) .
What is chocolate bark?
Chocolate bark is the result of taking chocolate, melting it and decorating it with your favourite toppings! The chocolate sets and becomes a colourful tasty treat!
You can make it in a flat layer and break it into pieces or in small puddles like I have done here.
For Easter, I thought it would be a super fun idea to make chocolate puddles for an Easter themed special treat.
To melt the chocolate in the slow cooker, add it to a heatproof jug, pour water up to the half way line of the chocolate, set the temperature to low and leave the lid off.
Easter Bark ingredients
The ingredients we need for this recipe are set out in the photo below. We make this bark with only 3 simple ingredients!
As you can see we need are:
- chocolate melts
- mini speckled Easter Eggs
- shredded coconut
Easter Bark step by step instructions
- pour about 1 cup of water into slow cooker (photo 1)
- add heatproof jug or bowl (photo 2)
- add choc & ensure water is about ½ way up chocolate level (add more water if not) (photo 3)
- temperature is low, lid is off 1 hr (photo 4)
- the low temperature will allow the chocolate to melt slowly (shown in photo 5)
- spoon chocolate onto baking paper (shown in photo 6)
- repeat for 6 chocolate bark puddles(shown in photo 7 )
- move the sheet gently back and forth to allow chocolate to spread (shown in photo 8)
- add the shredded coconut (shown in photo 9)
- followed by the speckled mini Easter Eggs (shown in photo 10)
- the bark is now ready for the fridge (shown in photo 11)
- allow to set (harden, approx 15 mins) then enjoy! (show in photo 12)
If homemade chocolate recipes are your thing, then I think you are going to want to check out these ideas:
- Chocolate Covered Pears (with crunchy granola)
- Redskin Fudge (perfect for Valentines Day)
- Caramel Fudge
- No Bake Chocolate Cake
- Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
- Chocolate Granola Bark
- Dark Chocolate Bark
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Triple Caramel Chocolate Brownies
The puddles of Chocolate Bark and fun and easy to make, kids can help too!
Easter Chocolate Bark recipe quick info:
About the recipe:
- we use dark chocolate melts (but you can use milk or white also)
- to melt the chocolate, use Slow cooker, stove, Instant Pot or microwave.
- the baking paper ensures the chocolate doesn't stick
- change it up and add your favourite Easter eggs!
FAQs about making Easter Egg Bark
- this recipe will make 6 chocolate puddles
- don't worry about perfect circles, random is fun!
- this is a family friendly recipe
- This is an EASY recipe
Easter Bark making Pro tips:
These additional tips are so that you can master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:
- add some water to start and then after adding your chocolate ensure water is to ½ chocolate level
- the chocolate won't need stirring for 20 mins - 30 mins to start with, then stir a little
- have your baking tray and paper right next to the Slow Cooker so you can work easily
- don't worry about making a template the puddles can all be different sizes!
Melting chocolate for bark in the Slow Cooker is so handy as it allows you to work at your own pace and keep the chocolate nicely melted as you go!
If you want a different look to your bark, you can try crushing some of the eggs with your finger tips or having some solid chocolate eggs with a combination of speckled eggs too!
If you find yourself with leftover Easter chocolate eggs then get creative and throw them on the melted chocolate any way you please!
- Slow Cooker
- Instant Pot
- Stove Top
- 150 grams chocolate melts Note 1
- 100 grams speckled mini easter eggs Note 2
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- Line a flat baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Melt your chocolate (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, Stove Top or Microwave)
- Using a soup spoon scoop a spoonful of melted chocolate, hover over baking tray then pour chocolate onto tray to form circles
- Top with shredded coconut and speckled Easter eggs
- Place in fridge to set for 30 mins or more
- Serve when set
- Note 1 You can use either chocolate melts or bits, or a block broken into pieces. You can also use either milk, dark, or white chocolate.
- Note 2 You can use your favorite chocolate Easter Eggs. You can also mix it up a little, some speckled eggs, some solid chocolate, whatever you have on hand will be perfect! Use leftover Easter eggs if you have them!
- Note 3 Desiccated coconut (which is the shorter, finer coconut) is another option if you don't have shredded coconut.
Using the Slow Cooker to melt chocolate is a simple method. It is not super fast though. If you want to make this recipe is 10 mins then I recommend the microwave or stove top method for melting your chocolate.
The results of each cooking method will look and taste the same, it only depends on how much time you want to give to the task at hand.
Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe and want to give feedback.
Melting chocolate in the Slow Cooker just might be the therapy you and I need right now, I've got you covered!