Recently, E celebrated her 5th birthday, and she requested a FROZEN party.
I don’t do really elaborate parties, so I bought the cake and made a few quick and simple, but very effective themed snacks myself. A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the FROZEN Chocolate Popcorn I made and that everybody loved.
Today’s post is about FROZEN Chocolate Bark! I didn’t think it was possible, but it’s an even quicker and simpler recipe than the popcorn, and it came out looking stunning!
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Like the popcorn, this is a very easy and forgiving recipe that 4 or 5-year-olds can basically make themselves. The only part that probably should be done (or at least closely supervised) by an adult is melting the candy melts.
I was aware of chocolate bark when I was brainstorming FROZEN themed sweet treats for the party, but I’d never made any. So I read this beautiful Halloween Candy Bark post from Just a Taste to learn about the basic technique. Turns out that it’s really really simple – and even though I literally replaced all the ingredients, it ended up looking and tasting great 🙂
After melting white and blue candy melts, I quickly discovered that contrary to what I’d been led to believe, there would be no pouring of the chocolate. I guess you need “real” chocolate for that – candy melts just don’t get runny enough.
It wasn’t a problem, though, I simply placed spoonfuls of candy melts in a random pattern on top of some parchment paper, then smoothed it out a little with the spoon. Alternatively, you could make a more intricate design with a piping bag.
I had some awesome sprinkles in white and different shades of blue with white snowflakes that fit the theme perfectly. I used a lot of them and just spread them over the top of the chocolate. No pushing down required!
And that was it! I let the FROZEN Chocolate Bark stand for about 30 minutes, but it set really quickly. If you’re in a hurry, make the layer of chocolate a little thinner, and it should only take 10-15 minutes to set.
I cut the bark into random pieces and served them in a clear bowl. The pieces didn’t have perfect edges, but I don’t think it detracted from their beauty at all!
If you don’t want to use candy melts or don’t have them available, you could dye some white chocolate blue and go that route instead.
- 2 cups candy melts. I used 1 cup blue and 1 cup white.
- Snowflake & Jimmies Blizzard Christmas Mix (or other sprinkles that remind you of FROZEN).
- Melt both colors of candy melts separately in the microwave. Check every 30 to 60 second to make sure you don't overheat them.
- Spoon a layer of melted chocolate on parchment paper.
- Add sprinkles on top.
- Let set for about 15-30 minutes.
- Cut into pieces.
Here are some other FROZEN inspired snacks I want to try:
FROZEN Jell-O Preschool Snack from Learning 2 Walk
FROZEN Frozen Yogurt Grapes from Mom Endeavors
FROZEN Birthday Party Snacks from Teach Mama
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